Maths Lead - Mr Ellison


Our Intention
Here at Holden Clough, we intend to try and empower all of our children with a ‘CAN DO’ attitude in mathematics.  We encourage children to explore their own mathematical understanding, and in doing so, develop their arithmetical proficiency, reasoning and problem-solving skills.  We want our children to be confident mathematicians, who on leaving us at the end of KS2 are not only well equipped with the necessary mathematical skills required for KS3, but also beginning to understand the relevance of maths to everyday life and the wider world. (Full curriculum intent can be found under the 'Policies & Documents page below)

The National Curriculum
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

•become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

•can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Useful Websites
Online Maths Activities

We make a lot of use of online maths games and activities in school.  Some of the links below are our most popular. Why not try some of them out and let us know what you think?

Why should I play maths games with my child?
Children make progress best as mathematicians when they regularly repeat skills and practise them until they become embedded.  This can be quite a long process sometimes, and so the use of the context of an exciting game or interesting activity can be highly motivating.  In our experience, our children learn best when they are having fun and that's what games are for! Try these useful websites.

Timestables & Division Facts (App can also be downloaded - all children have their own log-in. If not please contact class teacher.) (App can also be downloaded - all children have their own log-in. If not please contact class teacher.)

KS2 BBC maths

Top Marks

(Covers everything in Y6)

Telling the time and time based questions

Maths Revision and activities

Fun Challenges on NRich


Measuring Angles

National Numeracy Parent Toolkit has a wealth of tips and advice for parents.

Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child
with their maths at home.

Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3-and-11-years-old.

Nrich. A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage
2 children should select ‘stage 2’.

Files to Download

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