At Bexton we follow the National Curriculum for mathematics. Teachers also use the White Rose schemes of learning to support their planning. We aim to develop children's confidence in mathematics and do this through building a strong understanding of mathematical concepts, a fluent grasp of number facts (including times tables) and the ability to apply these in problem solving.
To develop children's fluency in mathematics it is important that they have good recall of key maths facts, such as number bonds, times tables, time facts, doubles and halves, equivalents in fractions and decimals. It is very important that children are regularly practising the facts suitable for their stage of development. Children will be working on these facts in school and hugely benefit from practising these facts at home.
What can parents do to support their child?
Five minutes practise a day can make a significant impact on your child's confidence to use these facts in school. Please make a note in the diary when your child practises these facts and we can reward them in school with extra house points.