Maths at Bedgrove Junior School
Because we recognise the importance of English and Maths as the basis for all learning, our pupils are taught daily in dedicated sessions. Maths teaching and learning at BJS strives to provide every child with the skills, knowledge and understanding required in order for them to achieve their full potential in the modern world. We emphasise the importance of developing secure mental maths strategies alongside formal written methods in order to provide a sound basis for calculation. We also focus on using and applying mathematical skills in practical problem solving situations within real and meaningful contexts. By offering a wide range of mathematical challenges across all ability ranges, we are able to ensure that every child is challenged to extend their knowledge and skills. Where possible, children have the opportunity to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum.
We recognise the importance of embedding maths skills across the curriculum and we are currently exploring methods used in 'maths mastery'. We are part of the BBO Maths Hub looking at 'singapore maths' and 'mastery in maths'. We implement mastery methods across the whole school in maths but fully engage in the mastery approach in Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. For this reason maths is taught in class groups in Year 3, 4 and 5 and in sets year 6.
All children now have individual logins for Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars. Please use these to log into Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars to improve your maths skills.
Links to the websites are on the year group pages. If you have any issues with logging on please speak with your class teacher.
Keep an eye out for stickers in your child's planner. This will inform you the level they are working at on our times table challenge (BTC).
Keep working on Timestable Rockstars to help your child to work through the levels and further improve their times table knowledge.