The subject leader for Maths is Mr Evans
Subject Leader: Will Evans
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It 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.
How do we teach Maths at Irk Valley?
Times Table Rockstars
Every child in Year 3 - 6 have a Times Table Rockstars account to help practice their times table skills.
There are lots of games that the children can play, however we recommend using Garage Mode as this supports progress through the times tables at a pace appropriate to the children.
In Year 4, we use Times Tables Rockstars to support children in passing the Multiplication Tables Check in June by playing using Soundcheck Mode.
If children complete their tables up to 12 x 12, they should then focus on developing their speed and rock status in Studio Mode. There are also opportunities to play with children from other school using Festival and Arena, and regular in-school competitions set by the teachers.