Maths at Belmont
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.
Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
We aim to support children to achieve economic well-being and equip them with a range of computational skills and the ability to solve problems in a variety of contexts.
In order to practise skills learnt in the classroom, it is essential that children revisit their learning at home. We provide a number of online learning resources that children should use regularly at home.
Numbots is an online resource to support your children’s Mathematics in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and early Key Stage 2.
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We expect all children at Belmont to have a secure grasp of the multiplication tables. Just like learning to walk before you can run, learning multiplication and memorising the times tables are building blocks for other maths topics taught in school – such as division, long multiplication, fractions and algebra. We explicitly teach and assess times tables. We recognise that pupils who do not memorise the times tables will find many aspects of maths much more difficult than they need to be. We therefore ask parents/ carers for support in helping their children to learn the multiplication tables.
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Purple Mash includes 11 varied and engaging maths games, covering everything from times tables to fractions. They are perfect for introducing a new topic or reinforcing learning at home.