Maths in Hawker Class

At Townley we use both the White Rose and Power Maths schemes to support the teaching of mathematics. These complement each other and are approved by the Department for Education (DfE).  White Rose provide home learning videos and work which complement what we are doing in school; links are provided below. 
We will be following a bespoke curriculum in the Summer term that is based upon the DfE's 'ready to progress' criteria and our recent maths assessments. Topics that we will be covering include: 
  • Place value
  • Number to 100
  • Multiplication
  • Division 
  • Fractions
  • Time 
 We want maths to be as hands-on and interactive as possible. Children should use manipulatives (equipment) to support their understanding and learning, as explained in the paragraph below
The National Curriculum for Mathematics states that:  

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in key stage 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This should involve working with numerals, words and the 4 operations, including with practical resources [for example, concrete objects and measuring tools].

At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching should also involve using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.

By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. An emphasis on practice at this early stage will aid fluency.

Pupils should read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge at key stage 1.

It is essential for your child to know their number bonds to (and within) ten as these make up the basis of a lot of the maths that we complete.  Number bonds are the 2 numbers that you add together to make another number - 1+9=10 or 2+8=10 and so on. 
A helpful video to support this can be found here: 
Times Tables
By the end of Key Stage 1 (at the end of year 2) most pupils should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Many will also know their 3 times tables.
We use BBC SuperMovers to help learn these, alongside our maths schemes.
They are great fun and are multisensory - they involve movement, guided dancing and singing which are proven to support children in their learning. You can access them here:
We will also use games from the Hit the Button website to reinforce number bonds to and within 10 and 20, doubles and various number patterns. The website can be accessed here: