St Michael's CE Primary School Blog

How BIG is your maths?

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
*become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they develop
conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
*reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
*can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems including breaking down problems into
a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

At St Michael’s we use the Big Maths framework to support the children in their learning alongside the focus of their daily maths lessons.

There are three parts to Big Maths Beat That:

The Learn Its Challenge: Covers all the addition and multiplication facts needed.

The CLIC Challenge: Covers all the basic skills that a child needs to be properly numerate.

The SAFE Challenge: Covers Wider Maths (the rest of the maths curriculum). This section includes:

  • Shape
  • Amounts
  • Fractions
  • Explaining Data

The children have a daily CLIC session, with a ‘Big Maths Beat That’ Challenge at the end of the week – they are always aiming to ‘get their best ever score.‘ Accompanied by a sing-along jingle, it is great to see the children strive to achieve their best and develop confidence in their mathematical abilities.

Have you see the Mathletics Live Day blog?

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