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When teaching maths, every child's ability is taken into consideration and resources provided so children can work independently. Formative assessment is carried out regularly to ensure that any gaps in learning is addressed promptly. Maths is taught in an engaging way allowing children to use and apply what they have learnt to every day situations. 


Every maths lesson starts with '5 A Day' arithmetic which allows children to have in the forefront of their mind skills that are needed to answer more complex problems. Lessons will also include opportunities for children to use and apply what they have learnt in a variety of reasoning activities.  

Times tables practise is so important within the maths curriculum. The government expect children by the end of Year 4 to know the tables up to the 12 times tables. There are many website that can assist children with the learning of the tables but children should be exposed to a variety of different ways in order to master them. This document works on multiplication grids. Please look carefully at the grid and if you have the ability to print it then please do so. To master these grids, the individual should look at the numbers on either side of the grid and write the answer where they would meet.