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Maths

Maths in Year 6

Maths is taught daily in Year 6.  In registration, twice a week, children practise their arithmetic skills.  For an hour each day they go to their maths groups for their main daily session. 

We teach using the mastery approach where all children learn through the concrete, pictorial and abstract process.

Concrete - children all have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are learning.  These materials are available on the children's desk at all times.

Pictorial - alongside the concrete resources, children will also draw pictorial representations which can be used to support them when reasoning and problem solving.

Abstract - both concrete and pictorial representations then support children's understanding of abstract methods.

KIRFS

 

Each half term we have a different KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) focus.  Each KIRF is designed to improve your child's mental maths skills.  Not only do they help with your child's knowledge of basic maths skills but they improve the speed in which they can perform these mental calculations.  Short tests are given to the children at the end of each half term to assess your child's progress.

 

Click on the link below to find out which KIRF your child will be working on this half term.

99 Club

 

99 Club happens throughout the school and the Year 6's love it!  It certainly brings out their competitive side as they race each week to beat their previous score and hopefully move up to the next club.  The questions mainly focus on multiplication and division facts but as the club gets more difficult the range of questions become more challenging too.  In the higher clubs there are also addition and subtraction questions; square numbers; square roots and BODMAS.

 

Click on the links below to access the club sheets.  Maybe you want to get a bit of practise in at home!

 

 

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