Maths

At The Cathedral School we want to make maths relevant, enjoyable and easy to understand.
 
Along with many other schools in the CAST multi-academy trust, we follow the AET Maths programme, which ensures that children learn, practise and consolidate a range of key mathematical skills throughout the year.  Following the National Curriculum for Primary Mathematics (2014), AET ensures that all children are challenged creatively and appropriately, always striving towards mastery at the relevant level.
 
The information, documents and links on this page are intended to provide an insight into how maths is taught at The Cathedral School, and to help parents/carers support their children at home.
 
For further information please ask any member of staff.
 
VIDEOS TO HELP YOU AT HOME
 
The NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) has a series of videos designed to help with the teaching of all aspects of the maths curriculum.  Check out the videos at this link.
 
Go to Top Marks Maths for some excellent games to help you practise your mental maths skills.  'Hit  the Button' is particularly good for number bonds and times tables.
 
ROCK GODS
 
 
Times Tables Rock Stars is an online times tables challenge that will help you to learn (and remember) your times tables - which are essential for all aspects of maths.
 
You have all been given an individual username and password for the site.  You can also download the app from your app store.
 
  • Log in by choosing 'The Cathedral School of St. Mary' from the drop-down list, and then enter your username and password.
  • You will then be invited to choose a rock star name and create your avatar.
  • To compete in online challenges click on the 'Garage' button at the bottom of the page.  You will then have one minute to answer as many times tables questions as possible.
  • After a minute you will be given a score and an average time for completing each question.
  • Repeat the challenge as often as possible and see if you can improve your score.
  • Your teacher will be able to see how well you're doing, and we'll also be celebrating the most successful 'Rock Gods' in our Achievement Assemblies.
  • Good luck - and if you have any questions ask your class teacher or Mrs Archer.
SNAPPY MATHS
 
What do you need to add to 3 to make 10?  What is 10 x 5?  How about 7 x 8?
 
Quick recall of number facts is essential for achieving mathematical fluency at all stages of development.  At The Cathedral School, each class therefore practises 10 minutes of 'Snappy Maths' - every day!  Using a variety of engaging chants and games, Snappy Maths aims to embed those key number facts so that they can be recalled instantly.
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Check out the links below to find out what each year group is expected to be able to recall.