Maths at College Town
At College Town Primary School we view mathematics as a creative and highly inter-connected discipline, enabling children to develop and demonstrate resilience to challenge, passion and team work - our core school values.
Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
We teach the curriculum through the White Rose Maths Scheme using the Small Steps guidance which ensures the children have a rich diet of fluency, reasoning and problem solving tasks. We focus on a progression from concrete resources, to visual representations and finally into the numerical abstract to aid our children’s conceptual understanding.
White Rose provides a high-quality scheme of learning, a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
To find out more about our maths curriculum please read the White Rose Progression Document and look at the yearly overviews at the end of the scheme which give you a picture of the maths that children learn across a whole school year.
We love learning our Times Tables!
Times Table Rock Stars was introduced from Y3 to Y6 in 2018/19. It is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master their Times Tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
This has had a positive impact on children’s fluency in recalling their times tables and our promotion of TTRS has meant more children are keen to work in this area.