Maths is a vital part of the Stoneyholme curriculum.
It provides a tool for everyday life and a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.
We aim for all children at Stoneyholme to have a positive attitude towards mathematics which will support them in using and applying their skills across the curriculum and in real life. We want all pupils to have the ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others whilst developing their understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment.
We are fully committed to mastery teaching and have used this approach since investing in the Maths No Problem scheme. This way of teaching is built on a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach where children use a variety of equipment to first tackle a problem in a 'hands on' way. They then learn to represent this through jottings or pictures before being able to answer more abstract questions and apply their reasoning.
Each child takes part in a daily Maths lesson where skills are taught and developed. These skills are then applied across other curriculum areas. Small group interventions are used to support children who require extra help or time to fully understand concepts. Children who need an extra challenge are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a different way.
We have also recently invested in an online resource called, 'Freckle' which challenges the children's understanding and assesses their progress. Our children can access this independently using their own individual Ipads.
Extra to the Maths lesson, the children at Stoneyholme also enjoy a daily 10 minutes 'Talking Maths' session which allows them to develop their mental Maths skills through discussing and developing different Maths strategies.
Whole School Concept Questions
Through our application of skills through STEAM subjects and through enterprise experiences, we are able to further our understanding of our whole school concept questions.
What does it mean to be a citizen?
Does equality mean treating everybody the same?
Is power always a positive thing?
Does change always make things better?
Is trade necessary?
Is being part of a community the same for everyone?
Times Table Rock Stars
As part of our online learning, children from year 2 take part in 'Times Table Rock Stars'. This is a fantastic way of learning and revising your tables at home as well as at school. You can access this on laptops and tablets. Classes compete against each other and there are rewards for children with the most points.
There are also chances to compete against other schools and when we do this, we always do really well. It's amazing to see the children's determination, perseverance and team work.
As part of STEAM this year at Stoneyholme Coummunity Primary School, children from Year 1 to Year 6 are going to have a wonderful opportunity to take part in a project. Each year group project presents wonderful cross-curricular links for children to develop their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths. The step by step process will provide children with exciting experiences, whilst on their journey to produce a fabulous final outcome.
Below is a brief description of each year groups project:
Year 1 Project Overview: The children work in groups to complete a range of cross-curricular tasks in order to prepare their own ingredients, develop their own food flag yoghurt products and set up a yoghurt café.
Year 2 Project Overview: The children work in groups to complete a range of cross-curricular tasks in order to grow their own ingredients, develop their own food flag pizza products, set up a pizzeria business and practise using money in a real life context.
Year 3 Project Overview: Children work in groups to set up a farm shop business and design, make and market a new lunchtime food product.
Year 4 Project Overview: Children work in groups to set up a farm shop business and design, make and market a new lunchtime food product using dairy products.
Year 5 Project Overview: The children work in groups to set up a farm shop business and design, make and market a new lunchtime food product using ingredients they have grown themselves.
Year 6 Project Overview: The children work in groups to set up a themed restaurant business and design, make and market a range of dishes that feature a British food as their star ingredient.