Maths Subject Leader - Rachel Coyne
Vision for Maths!
In Mathematics we believe children need a great deal of practical experience and discussion to achieve a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and skills to prepare them for life. We place great emphasis on mental calculation and oral work. Children also develop their knowledge and skills against Maths Passports, which they take with them from year to year.
Children’s skills are developed to allow them to move fluently between representations of Mathematical ideas and make rich connections, develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems as their knowledge and competence grows and they move through the school.
At Oatlands we recognise that Mathematics is essential to everyday life and our aim is to make Mathematics at Oatlands as relevant as possible to the children’s lives. Oatlands children are taught to reason mathematically and to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Maths at Oatlands 2018-2019
Spring Term Maths
Spring term has been very busy with the whole school learning about fractions and decimals. Upper school have extended their learning, looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. The highlights this term have been Number Day, where we raised over £150 for charity, as well as enjoying fun activities around Maths. I have also enjoyed looking at the fantastic work presentation for Mathematician of the Week and seeing the progression in TT Rock Stars!
Arts Week 2019 - Maths
This week, Year 5 have been looking at the Fibonacci sequence and how it links to art. We have used the sequence to create our own pieces of art!
Maths Challenge 2019
On Friday 15th February, a small group of Year 5 and Year 6 children attended the Maths Challenge 2019 at Harrogate Grammar School. Throughout the day, we took part in a range of mathematical quizzes and questions; some were relay and timed activities. It was great to spend the whole day at Harrogate Grammar School, just focusing on maths. Unfortunately, we did not rank in the top three, but it was a very close competition. A huge well done to all of the children for taking part!
NSPCC National Number Day in action...
We have had a very busy morning investigating our class numbers. In Year 5, we have made angle stars linked to the number 360. In English, we have written songs, poems and stories all with a total of 360 words. It's been challenging, but lots of fun!
NSPCC Number Day 2019
National Number 2019 will be held on Friday 1st February 2019. The focus for the day is all about NUMBER to raise money and awareness of the charity NSPCC. All children will be taking part in fun activities linked to their special class number. We are also asking children to bring in silver coins (small change or pocket money) to raise money for the NSPCC – Can we fill our number with silver? A huge thank you in advance for your continued support.
Times Tables Rock Stars Winners
This term the focus is 'Highest Lifetime Earners'. This means the more that you play, the more coins that you earn. Well done to our winners!!!
Maths really is everywhere...
We have been thinking about where we see Maths in the everyday World. Here are some pictures of what we have found. Can you think of anymore ideas?
Recommended reads for Maths
Below are some examples of storybooks linked to Maths. Also the class books that were kindly purchased by the PTA.
Time in Year 5
We have started the new term with a mathematical focus on time. This includes reading time, converting time, timetables and problem solving.
Times Table ROCK STARS!
This term, we have successfully embedded TT Rock Stars as part of our daily maths lesson. The children really enjoy it. Each Friday, a child from each year group is awarded a certificate for the fastest Rock Speed! next term, the focus will be on the highest earners. The aim of the Times Tables Rock Stars is to boost mental agility linked to times tables. Each child will have their own individual logins to access the site, both at home and school. Enjoy!
For further information please visit - https://ttrockstars.com
At Oatlands, we use displays to support and develop a depth of mathematical understanding. Each display contains key vocabulary, teacher/pupils WAGOLLS (what a good one looks likes), higher order questions, posters to support learning as well as celebrating children's achievements.
Maths at Oatlands - 2017-2018
In Year 5, we have been very busy testing our accuracy of 3D shapes. We have created scaled drawings of nets before creating 3D models.
Children in year 5 have been working hard to name, measure and calculate missing angles.
Year 3 Maths
Children in year 3 have been working extremely hard, to apply their knowledge of 3D shapes, to create their own models.
Enterprise Day 2018
On Monday afternoon, the whole school took part in Enterprise day. We have been preparing our stalls/mini businesses over the past two weeks. Stalls included: Lucky dips, dart competitions, refreshments, hairstyles and even mini golf! Each class chose a theme e.g. a book or a film that they based all there stalls on. Then each class was given £20 that was then split into £5 per group so that each stall could get an equal amount of money. Then one person per group went and bought their equipment/prizes from the shops. On the day, we had 30 minutes to set up around the school and then an hour to walk round. This year’s total was…..£324.19. The School Council are going to meet next week to decide how the money will be spent.
It was a brilliant day and both pupils and teachers really enjoyed it. We are looking forward to next year’s Enterprise Week.
By Flossie Linford and Ella Chen (Meerkats
Maths across school.
This week I have been lucky enough to visit a few of the classes around school. It has been wonderful to see real hands-on learning for Maths. I also spoke to a lovely group onfchildren about their Maths experience at Oatlands. The feedback and enthusiasm when talking about Maths was excellent!
This term children from Year 4 and 6 have been taking part in Sports Numeracy. Sports Numeracy is a programme designed to complete practical PE lessons with a particular focus on the mathematical topics: recalling number bonds; multiplication facts; fractions; decimals and percentages. The aim of these booster sessions is to further develop the children’s confidence and fluency within these mathematical areas. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with Mr Ellis.
Maths with Mrs Evans
This term children from Year 5 have been working alongside Mrs Evans to support and develop their confidence in Maths. The children have worked together to solve a range of mathematical puzzles as well as sharing ideas about number. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with Mrs Evans. A big thank you to Mrs Evans for all of her help!