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Iwade School


Our Vision for Mathematics

Our vision is to ensure that children have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Mathematical concepts and develop a love of Maths through our mastery curriculum. Our intent is that all children have the opportunity to have a sound understanding of Mathematics and become life-long mathematicians, problem-solvers and deep thinkers.

Our aims of the Maths curriculum

At Bourne Alliance, we follow the Maths Mastery curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Become fluent    in the fundamentals of mathematics, including varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically    by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and develop an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can   solve problems    by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Through the planning and teaching of Mathematics, for which we use the scheme PowerMaths, we achieve these aims by…

  • Supporting our children with understanding and remembering mathematical knowledge, concepts and procedures appropriate for their starting points. This ensures that our children are ready for the next stage, whether that is readiness for the next lesson, the next unit of work, year group or key stage.
  • Ensuring our curriculum is plans carefully sequenced knowledge, concepts and procedures to build mathematical knowledge and skills systematically and, over time, drawing connections across different ways of looking at mathematical ideas
  • Identifying opportunities within the curriculum when mathematical reasoning and problem solving will allow pupils to make useful connections between mathematical ideas and anticipate practical problems they are likely to encounter in adult life.
  • Giving our children the opportunity to rapidly and accurately recall number facts through revisiting mathematical concepts each week, term and year
  • Finding opportunities for our children to gain enjoyment through a growing self-confidence in their mathematical abilities

How can you help your child with Maths?

  • Point out the different shapes to be found around your home.
  • Take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy.
  • Let your child handle money and work out how much things cost.
  • Find numbers in your local environment. Can they add/multiply/subtract/divide them?
  • Look together for numbers on street signs and number plates.
  • Look at house numbers and talk about odd and even.
  • Ask older children to work out the best special offer when out shopping.
  • Look at clocks and tell the time. Talk about timings on TV guides or when you are planning a journey.
  • Learn how to recall times tables quickly.
  • Practice number recognition, numbers bonds to 10, 20 and 100
  •  Practice times tables including their related division facts e.g. 2 x 3 = 6    6 ÷ 2 = 3
  • Get your child to help you with cooking by measuring out ingredients and working out timings and temperatures.
  • Buy puzzle books for your child

This website also contains many ideas to help your child at home:

Useful websites

Name Link Additional Information Recommended Year Groups
TT Rockstars The school already subscribe to this so your child will have a log-in and password. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you do not have the log-in. this site can be played on laptops, iPads and any Android devices. This site helps with securing multiplication and division facts. Year 2 – 6
Numbots The school already subscribe to this site as it requires the   same  log-in as TT Rockstars. This site helps with securing addition and subtraction number facts and it also allows children to see numbers in different representations. Year 1 – 6
Busy Things 
The school already subscribe to this for Year R children so your child should already have a log-in. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you need this log-in. This site helps children with counting, ordering, adding and subtracting Year R
Maths Games Maths games    for all ages to help you practise all those important mathematics skills including counting, adding, subtraction, times tables, measuring and shapes. All year groups
Maths Frame Maths frame    has more than 200 interactive maths games and 300 maths worksheets and assessments linked to the Mastery curriculum. All year groups
Top Marks Searchable site of thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help. Useful for teachers, pupils and parents. All year groups
Nrich Nrich is a site with lots of different problem solving activities that are fantastic for generating mathematical discussions. All year groups