All adventure stories need characters....

a beginning,

a middle,

and an end.

Lindfield Primary Academy has a new Problem Solving Pal!

Our search for a new pal to help us with our mathematical problem solving activities is now over.
After a long debate, the School Council selected three winning designs for a new Problem Solving Pal.
These included:
The Problem Solving Pug
The Problem Solving Panda
The Problem Solving Pineapple

After a second vote it was decided that Douglas Bain’s pineapple would appeal to both boys and girls of all ages. Douglas Bain (Year 6) worked alongside Jill Latter to finalise the pineapple design.

The Problem Solving Pineapple is now a feature in maths lessons across the school and is helping children aged 4 -11 when working on tricky mathematical challenges.

Progression in Calculation Policy

The following Progression in Calculation policy has been written to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 for the teaching and learning of Mathematics. It is designed to give a consistent and smooth progression of learning in calculations from EYFS through to Year 6.

Lindfield Calculation policy

Mathematical Vocabulary

Please find attached a document from Rising Stars.

This shows the vocabulary used in our school from EYFS to Year 6 in accordance with the New National Curriculum for Mathematics from September 2014.

Mathematical Vocabulary ePDF

Helping Your Child With Their Times Tables

Please find attached some Excel spreadsheets which have been kindly made by one of our parents. These will help your children learn their times tables and the corresponding division facts.

You can change the questions by pressing the F9 key.

Other ways to help your child wiith their times tables include:

  • Listening to a times table CD (usually very good in the car!)
  • Displaying a times table poster at home and encouraging your child to refer to this when they need to
  • Randomly asking your child times table questions (give them a multiplication square to help them if required)
  • Ask your child to tell you all the times tables, e.g. 6 times table.....up to 12 x 6 (not just the answers, but questions too, e.g. 1 x 6 = 6, 2 x 6 = 12
  • Print off the Times Table Challenge questions sheets, can the children beat their time?

Tables 2 5 10 excel, random questions

Tables 3 4 6 excel, random questions

Tables 7 8 9 excel, random questions

Mathematics Websites