Maths at Moorlands promotes practical learning and mathematical talk. Pupils use mathematical equipment to gain a deeper understanding behind calculations and mathematical talk to justify, explain and reason their answers. Key questions include, 'What do you notice?', 'What's the same and different?' and 'What if?' to encourage participation of all and deeper-level thinking. Maths learning is celebrated in our weekly Praise Assembly where Mathletics certificates are presented. A wrist band is awarded to all bronze certificate holders and a pencil to silver certificate holders. The Super Mathlete trophy is awarded to the pupil who participates most in their online learning that week.
Wodensborough Academy teachers support Maths teaching in upper years in weekly sessions working on mathematical reasoning with pupils as well as supporting transition to secondary school mathematics.
For further information about how we teach progression of calculations, please see the class teacher or the Maths lead.
How to help your child learn their timestables?
In school, we support pupils to learn their multiplication tables through songs, games and deepening understanding of patterns. At home and in school, we encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to develop their speed and fluency in their multiplication recall and knowledge.
Will you become a Timestable Rockstar?
Making Sense of Money
We are working towards becoming a MoneySense Accredited School as part of our commitment to teaching our pupils how to use money safely and responsibly. Last academic year we were joined by volunteers from NatWest to run workshops with many of the classes.
Years One and Two learned about how we use money, how it can be spent, saved or donated. They also explored the difference between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’.
Year Five worked in groups to plan and present a fully costed, reasonably priced birthday party, which helped them learn about budgeting.
The children received certificates and we thank the volunteers from NatWest for supporting us.
The MoneySense website mymoneysense.com has a Parents section where you can download activities to do at home. Your children can also explore a Virtual Bank to get used to the services in a real bank branch.