Maths

Welcome to Mathematics at Albourne
Our vision

At Albourne School, we see the way in which we teach mathematics as unique and best suited to meet the needs of every child in our classrooms. We split our sessions in order to assess mid-way through to evaluate what our children need. This could be to extend, practise further or receive additional support in order to access future concepts. We follow a mastery approach to mathematics, breaking concepts down into smaller steps in order for children to access mathematics at a deeper level and slower pace.

During mathematical experiences, children will be encouraged to view concepts in different ways and apply these to a variety of situations in the form of problem solving or making connections with other mathematical topics. All children should have the opportunity to develop build upon such skills.

It is our vision that teachers are able to prioritise their time to create thought-provoking and differentiated activities to enable all children at our school. We believe that activities and the hustle and bustle of the classroom will remain the best representation of how children are continually being moved forward in their learning, not just the physical evidence we may see in their books.

Please find below the Progression in Calculation policy for Albourne CE School.  This shows the steps that your child will go through for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as their understanding develops and they move through the school.
For more information about what children are expected to know in each particular year group, visit the section labelled 'expectations of the new primary curriculum'.
Further Information
In the past, we have welcomed parents and families in to visit us during our math's sessions. Here are some comments from our valued parent community:
 
'wonderful to watch how they all work in the class - very enjoyable. Great ideas for home.'
 
'Very impressed with the way the teaching in both classes I visited. the children were engaged and interested.'
 
'Very useful session which has been enlightening. It will be helpful to aid my child with his progression.'
 
'Brilliant presentation - well explained. Thanks to all the teachers for having us in their classrooms.'
 
 
In recent years, teachers from Albourne joined the Maths Hub research project to trial the teaching of maths through the mastery approach. We now use this approach across the school.   The information sessions explained how this works in practice at Albourne.  Slides from this presentation and our policy for teaching mathmematics can be accessed below. 
 
 
Support at Home
With the introduction of the Timetables Test (Year 4), we have been asked how families can support their children at home. 
 
As a school, we currently subscribe to 'Times Table Rock Stars' where teachers are able to individualise learning, and children can practise their skills in an exciting way!
 
Here is a link for other games that could support your child at home: 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division 
Click on an image below which will take you directly to games that will encourage your child to practise key skills. 
Click here to be taken to a website which is aimed providing further support at home. The website has individual year group pages containing videos which offer guidance towards teaching key concepts to your child.