The mathematics education at Birchfield aims to provide a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
It aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through 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 developing 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.
Click here for information linked to the Year 4 times table check. Due to the pandemic, this testing will not happen this academic year (2021). However, the importance of learning multiplication and division facts still remains super important for all of our children.
Hit the button
Hit the button is a fantastic interactive game to develop mental arithmetic skills. Follow the link below to sharpen your child's multiplication and division knowledge.
Tutor Bot help you improve your fluency and confidence with many different Maths skills. Our fun interactive game will help you practise hundreds of different maths skills in one place. Try playing though the various games below and see which levels you can beat.
Times Tables Rock Stars
In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Please encourage your child to play at home, just as we do in school.