Times Tables Rock Stars
We are excited to announce that the school is now using Times Tables Rock Stars to support our learning of times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars is an online game where the children can take part in answering recall questions either individually or against their friends in an engaging way. This can be accessed on tablets or laptops.
Each week, Times Tables Rock Stars will be set according to the times table that is being learnt for their homework. Although it is not compulsory for your child to use Times Tables Rock Stars, we hope that it will provide a fun way of improving their speed of recall should they wish to.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr Averis.
What does Maths look like at St Mark's?
We strive to teach our children a rich and varied curriculum. We believe that Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child's ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. We encourage the children to develop these key skills throughout their time here.
The National Curriculum for primary mathematics has three aims that should at the heart of how we interpret the content of the curriculum.
Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and it is with this in mind that we endeavour to ensure that children develop self-confidence in their ability to approach a range of mathematical problems. We have decided to make this a focus at St Mark's and so all children will be exposed to a Problem Solving activity on a weekly basis.
By providing opportunities to apply their mathematical skills in different contexts and across a range of subject areas, children will be able to work systematically to organise information, find patterns and solutions through independent and collaborative learning.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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