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Our Maths Mission!

At Hampton Vale Primary Academy, we aim to ensure children have a positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and valuable subject.

We intend to create confident learners, who are fluent, skilled and apply their strategies when problem solving.

It is imperative that we give maths a contextual purpose, by creating mathematicians who understand the importance of the subject in everyday life.

Why is Maths important?

Maths lies at the core of every profession or job, therefore it is crucial that primary teachers ensure the necessary skills are taught to a high standard. From time keeping, to measuring out ingredients for a recipe; considering ratios of chemicals in a salon or lab, to managing budgets; operating a cash register, to solving problems - Maths is pivotal. At Hampton Vale we want our children to feel confident with their Maths capabilities and take these with them into whichever path they choose in life.

HVPA's Maths Curriculum

Our Maths Curriculum consists of eight areas including: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measurement, Geometry (shape), Geometry (Position and Direction) and Statistics. Within each of these areas, we aim to develop the children’s fluency when recalling number facts, the key methods and in-depth reasoning, including problem solving. These three key skills are incorporated into every Maths lesson, to ensure confidence is built throughout every area of the Maths curriculum.

Times Table Rock Stars

We have now launched a new and exciting way to engage our children when learning their times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars is an online programme which enables children to practice their times tables daily, whilst having great fun! Each child creates their own Rockstar avatar (including choosing its name an appearance) and each week the class concentrates on a different times table.

It can be accessed from home, as well as school, and tracks students' progress, displaying which children are making the biggest improvement each week. Children can also get involved with school wide competitions, from home, competing against other classes. Let the battle of the bands commence!

Ways to help your child at home

Reception:

  • Count and order numbers to 20
  • Represent the value of a number (using objects)
  • Practise your number formation
  • Know shape names

Year 1:

  • Practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Practise the Year One addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods (see policy)
  • Practise number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Know 2D and 3D shape names

Year 2:

  • Practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Practise number bonds to 20
  • Practise the Year Two addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods (see policy)
  • Know 2D and 3D shape properties
  • Tell the time using an analogue clock

As this is the final year in Key Stage One, there statutory testing (SATs) in May during this year.

Year 3:

  • Practise all times tables (up to 12x12)
  • Practise the Year Three addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods (see policy)
  • Understand equivalent fractions
  • Convert between the 12 and 24 hour digital clock
  • Know 2D and 3D shape properties

Year 4:

  • Practise all times tables (up to 12x12)
  • Practise the Year Four addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods (see policy)
  • Fractions
  • Practise word problems involving the four operations and fractions

There will be a new statutory times tables test during this year.

Year 5:

  • Practise all times tables (up to 12x12)
  • Practise the Year Five addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods (see policy)
  • Fractions
  • Practise word problems involving the four operations and fractions

Year 6:

  • Practise all times tables (up to 12x12)
  • Practise the Year Six addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods (see policy)
  • Fractions
  • Practise word problems involving the four operations and fractions
  • Use CGP books to practise arithmetic and reasoning questions

As this is the final year in Key Stage Two, there statutory testing (SATs) in May during this year.