Maths

Weekly Challenges

CLIC, SAFE & Learn-Its are weekly challenges that progress from Reception up to Year 6.  There are different levels and the children work through each level until they have ‘mastered’ those particular skills. 

‘CLIC’ are challenges that children complete in order to regularly revisit and revise topics based on numeracy. 

‘SAFE’ are challenges that children complete in order to regularly revisit and revise topics that are not numeracy based, such as shape and space. 

‘Learn-Its’ are mental recall challenges that focus on addition, subtraction and multiplication.  Children are expected to know these off by heart rather than working them out. 

Children bring their completed challenges home each week so that you can see how they are doing.  Please feel free to practise these with your children using the following links:

Times Tables

Children in KS2 have weekly times tables tests, and we use ‘Rock Stars’ as a fun ipad / laptop game to help children learn them off by heart.  All children have their own log in details. 

Big Maths Challenges

Our Philosophy for Teaching Maths

At Yarlside Academy we see Maths as an essential part of our children’s lives: it introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life; it supports learning across the curriculum and it equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.  

 

We encourage our children to love Maths and become confident mathematicians. We provide high quality, fun maths experiences that give our children a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and the ability to solve problems, see patterns, use logical reasoning and suggest solutions. 

Topics covered in each year group:

Topic Overview

Useful Websites

Rock Stars

Rock Stars is a fantastic interactive game where children can competitively learn their times tables and division facts.  All children have their own log in details and the website can be found at:

https://ttrockstars.com/org

 

Interactive Resources

Interactive Resources is a website full of great pictorial resources to help children understanding mathematical concepts. There are teaching resources as well as lots of games to play.  All children have their own class log in details and the website can be found at:

https://www.interactive-resources.co.uk/

 

Topmarks

Topmarks is a fantastic website for learning times tables and number facts, as well as many other maths topics, with fun interactive games for the children to enjoy.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables