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Knowledge Organisers

Our Maths Knowledge Organiser are summary of the key knowledge and skills that the children will be taught within each area of Maths. Click on your child's year group to find out they will be focusing on each term throughout the year.

 

What are the expectations in each year group?

What does Maths look like at Brookfield?

Maths is taught every day at Brookfield. Children receive one formal lesson each day as well as Maths skills being woven in throughout the day in songs, rhymes and cross curricular activities.

 

We aim to use a variety of practical, visual, auditory and written methods of teaching, whilst also encouraging children to explore and problem solve Maths for themselves.

We develop the children’s reasoning skills by providing them with opportunities to apply and ‘master’ the skills they have learnt in a variety of real life problems, deepening their understanding as well as encouraging them to explain ‘how they know’.

 

To help aid our children’s Mental Maths they work their way through a series of Maths Challenges. These are short 5 minute timed challenges that children begin in Year 1. They work through Number Bond, Times Table and finally Mental Maths challenges, proudly displaying their achievements on our Reward Board!

Our Calculations Framework

Alongside mental maths, children are also introduced to written methods for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. They are introduced slowly and over time and the children always have access to practical resources which we encourage them to use alongside their formal written methods.

 

What do these methods look like?

How can you support your child's maths at home?

  • Maths is everywhere so TALK about it – Purposeful Maths Talk is essential for children to develop secure maths understanding.
  • Allow your child to be part of everyday Maths like helping you to measure during cooking and baking, use real money when paying for things or discuss the time.
  • Children in Year 1 and 2 start a weekly ‘Maths Challenge’ which is sent home. Practise similar questions to prepare and help your child.
  • Immerse your child in our two-weekly homework tasks some of which will have a Maths focus.
  • As a school we are part of some great online Maths learning platforms which are full of games, activties, quizzes and competitions. Give your child weekly opportunities to get involved.
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