At Bridge Junior School, we aim to provide an exciting maths curriculum that engages all children by using a variety of teaching and learning styles in our lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. We make sure that children have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources such as number lines, number squares, digit cards and small apparatus to support their work.
In all classes it is recognised that there are children of differing mathematical abilities, so we ensure that work is suitably differentiated where the challenge of tasks match the ability of the child. We achieve this in a number of ways:
- Differentiated tasks, which involves setting different tasks for pupils of different abilities
- Organising the children into ability groups
- Children supported by a classroom assistant
- Varying expectations of the outcome of the task, which involves setting open-ended tasks and allowing pupil response at different levels.
What is Abacus Maths?
The school uses Abacus Maths which is a unique maths toolkit that's allows teachers to develop mathematical skills through carefully crafted lessons to help children develop a love of maths and help every child master mathematical concepts.
There are 3 key principles:
1. Understanding - that children need a robust understanding and secure foundation in maths to develop:
- conceptual understanding
- numerical fluency
- problem-solving skills and
- mathematical confidence.
2. Progression - to ensure every child can move on, Abacus is built on a series of detailed progression ladders.
3. Control - the teachers are the experts when it comes to knowing their class. So, Abacus allows them flexibility to
move on or recap on different mathematical learning areas, depending on the needs of the children.
Useful maths websites
TT Rock Stars
Every child has a log in for TT Rockstars to help them learn multiplication facts and related division facts. With lots of practice you can be a Times Table Rockstar!
You can access Pupil World by logging on to the website below using your individual user name. The password is bridge and the school code is kkcp.
In all classes, Abacus activities will be set to support learning. They are there for children to enjoy and are not compulsory.
Maths Frame is a website with some free maths games to help you learn your multiplication facts in a fun way. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular
Every child has a login to access http://www.sumdog.com
Have a go at some fun activities that will help you explore, imagine, experiment and create! http://wild.maths.org/
Skoolbo is a great new site to help with reading and maths. For more information visit: http://skoolbo.co.uk/
There are 30 free games available on this website!