Last year, Langdale adopted a new approach to a Maths cycle in each class which proved very successful in helping children to address misconceptions and reach their true potential through exciting mastery activities.. The idea of the cycle is to enhance pupil engagement and make good progress in all of the different areas of maths. We begin each units with a prior learning lesson to see what skills children are equipped with and then the following lessons are used to teach, develop and embed new skills! We use White Rose objectives and lessons. Please have a look at the clips below to see an example of how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division:
Over the Summer term, we will be covering:
-Exploring properties of 2D and 3D shapes and creating nets of common shapes to complement our Egyptian topic
-Embed our understanding of fractions and using non-unit fractions
-Developing our understanding of the properties of angles and recognising angles in different orientations
-Working on the use of using all 4 operations in written methods
-Continuing to use the inverse to develop our mental oral skills
-Use self-checking methods to develop our independence to learning
Throughout the term, children will be given various opportunities to embed their times tables knowledge and will be practising times tables on a daily basis. In Year 4, we believe that using the inverse skill is also a great method to help us remember our times table facts. Our inverse skills are noted through division facts.
e.g. 9 x 4 = 36 36 / 4 = 9
Children should be practising these skills at home just as much as they are practising and improving their times tables skills!
Maths homework will be set from time to time on the Purple Mash website. If your child struggles to access this website, they are welcome to complete their work during lunch times of the school day.
Useful links can be found below to help with embedding math skills for children: