At Abbeywood, we have worked with other CRST schools to design a calculation policy which ensures smooth progression, with clear models and images that develop as the children's understanding deepens.
The policy aims to support children's understanding of maths consistently throughout their education and is supported by the use of White Rose resources.
Learning at home - Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars
We have once again subscribed to Mathletics for all pupils from Year 1 through to Year 4. Your child will be set activities on this to be completed at home, as well using the platform in school.
Pupils earn points when they successfully complete Live Mathletics and Curriculum Content within Mathletics. Each week 1 child or class will be awarded Super Mathlete of the week. They will be presented with a certificate and/or trophy in our weekly celebration assembly.
Children have their own login details in their school diary. Part of the school subscription allows parents to receive weekly reports by email which will keep you updates on your child's progress on Mathletics.
Year 4 also have access to the Times Tables Rockstars app to practice their multiplication tables in readiness for the end of year check. Pupils in Year 4 will compete against each other to become this week's Rockstar and are recognised in celebration assembly.
Times Table Milestone Badges
Children need to know their times tables up to x12 by the end of year 4. Children are given daily opportunities to develop their times tables knowledge in various ways. Children need to recall their multiplication facts, forwards, backwards and jumbled up so that they can work out related division facts. Children need consistent practice and plenty of repetition to develop resilience and perseverance. Children learn through games, challenges, songs, arrays, patterns and using Times Table Rock Stars and Mathletics.
When ready, children are informally tested by Mrs Frost in an oral test for each milestone. If they achieve a milestone they are presented with their badge in assembly which they can wear on their uniform and their photo displayed on the Abbeywood Superstars board.
Milestone 1 x2, x5 and x10 and related division facts (up to x12)
Milestone 2 x3, x4, and x8 and related division facts (up to x12)
Milestone 3 x6, x7, x9, x11 and x12 and related division facts (up to x12)
The White Rose programme supports the teaching of maths at Abbeywood. If you would like to explore the parent part of the site to help your child and find out about the scheme, please visit