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Maths in New Town

In New Town we recognise that mathematics is an amazing subject that is used every day and everywhere in the world around us. It crosses across the language and culture barriers and can be enjoyed and understood by everyone.

Here in New Town, we follow the ‘White Rose ‘scheme of work which gives our children the required skills and knowledge set out in the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.

Maths is taught every day, both as part of daily maths lessons and through our broad and balanced curriculum. We encourage the use of equipment to fully embed mathematical understanding throughout all the year groups so that our children have the skills set to put them on the right path in secondary school and beyond.

Further to this, we want our children to develop an enjoyment of maths and mathematical problems just as we would for all the other subjects.

We are blessed with supportive parents. You can support your child at home in many ways:

Online we have ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ and ‘Purple Mash’ logins for each child.

Times Tables Rock Stars
Purple Mash
BBC Bitesize
Number Bots  

There are many more online resources to help children, but don’t overlook the interactive ways you can enjoy maths as a family:

  • Help them learn their number bonds and times tables.
  • Play games with them-board games with dice that help them count, up to more complex games such as monopoly.
  • Card games and dominoes.

Remember to keep it fun!