At Queens Park Academy we love maths and see it as an essential life skill. We are committed to ensuring that children have a positive and meaningful experience of mathematics throughout the school. We offer a curriculum that ensures essential knowledge and skills are gained whilst giving the children many opportunities to use and apply their mathematics through real life problem solving and mathematical investigations.
In Maths, we follow the programme of study for the National Curriculum. Please click here to see the National curriculum Programmes of study 2014.
Learning and teaching is based around 7 key areas:
- Using and applying mathematical skills
- Counting and understanding numbers
- Knowing and using number facts
- Understanding shape and space
- Handling data
Times Table Challange
Each week the children are invited to achieve awards linked to the times tables. Children give up 5 minutes of their lunchtime to attempt to answer times table questions. Children can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold pin badges for learning the times tables up to 12x12.
Due to the success of the Times Table Challenge many of our gold award winners have requested a next step. from Summer 2016 the Platinum award will challenge our most able learners. Look below for an example of the problems give the children.
Annual Maths Day at Queens Park
During our Maths day every child in the school took part in some Maths learning focused on the famous book 'One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab'. To see this book click here.
The children used a variety of Maths skills from sequencing to percentages.
Maths learning at home
The school subscribes to a number of online resources that support the Maths learning in school. Your child should have the logins in their reading diaries to Education City, RM easimaths and Espresso. Please encourage your children to use them as much as possible.