Key Stage 2 Calculation policy
Formal addition starts from stage 6 onwards. It is essential that children have a clear grasp of place value and that their estimation skills are worked upon alongside formal calculations. Children must be clear on whether their answer is logical/ sensible. It is also essential that there is a consistency in language used. Read more.
Supporting your child with their Times Tables
During our Numeracy lessons this term we have noticed that many of the children in the Phase do not know their times tables. By the end of Year 3 we would expect all of the children to know their x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10, with x6, x7, x8 and x9 being learnt by the end of Year 4. We have reinforced the need for the children to learn their times tables as it underlies many of the concepts we cover in numeracy. This can often be the reason why children struggle with their written calculations. Read more.
Year 3 Age Related Expectations
These are the expectations for a child when they reach the end of Year 3 in numeracy, reading and writing. These can be used to support your child at home when they are reading with you or completing their homework. Read more.
Read Write Inc. Raising standards in literacy for every child
Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Each Read Write Inc. programme meets the higher expectations of the new curriculum and uses effective assessment to accelerate every child's progress. Read More.
Read Write Inc. Programmes
The Read Write Inc. programmes combine into a complete literacy programme rooted in the new national curriculum for children aged ﬁve to eleven. They are designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, life-long readers and writers. Read more.
Helping with reading
Your child’s reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their ‘reading’ constantly across all subjects too. A child’s ‘reading journey’ begins with ‘learning to read’ and moves on into ‘reading to learn’. This advice will help you to make sense of the latest curriculum and testing changes and understand how reading is taught and developed. Read more.
(All can be accessed via the Y3 and Y4 page at www.gusfordprimary.org)
Woodlands Junior School – Interactive games http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm
Woodlands Junior School – Practice quizzes http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/index.html
Maths Games – Interactive games http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html
Mad 4 Maths – Interactive games http://www.mad4maths.com/multiplication_table_math_games/
CrickWeb – Interactive Games http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html
Free apps for Apple devices (iPad or iPhone)
‘Times table cloud click game’ * ‘100 squares calc’ * ‘Multiplication genius’ * ‘Times tables for kids: Practice and test’ * ‘Maths for kids’
Free apps for Android devices (tablet or phone)
‘Times table game’ * ‘Times table Guru’ * ‘Challenging timestable’ * ‘King of Timestable’ * ‘Multiplication table’