Maths Zone

Welcome to our Holy Cross Maths Zone!
We are keen to improve the fluency of the children in our school, as fluency is key to accessing all areas of mathematics confidently. Knowing number facts ‘off by heart’ frees up space in a child’s working memory when they complete more complex calculations and allows children to reason and problem solve with greater depth, which alongside fluency, are the key elements of the mathematics curriculum.
To support this, we have purchased ‘Numbots’, a programme designed to improve children’s fluency, recall and conceptual understanding of number facts. This is most successful when played for at least 3 minutes, 4-5 times a week.
Please support us by encouraging your child to play at home.

As a school we will be focusing on our quick recall of times table facts. We will be using Times Tables Rockstars to support the children with this.

TT Rockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times table practice.

It is more successful when played daily in short bursts of time. Please support us with this by encouraging your child to play daily at home. If you do not have access to a device, please let us know and we can print paper versions.

To celebrate Maths Week England, we are taking part in a TT Rockstars competition!

This November, TT Rockstars are on a mission to find the most dedicated TTRS schools, classes and pupils across England! 

From November 11th until November 16th we will participate in a competition competing against schools across England to answer the most questions we can on TTRS! There are exciting prizes to be won!
Our Calculation Policies
Meet our Power Maths characters! These help us to discuss and identify our maths mindsets.

Helping your child with maths

As with reading and writing, try to make maths as fun as possible. It;s also important to show how we use mathematics skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.

Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop maths skills. If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.

Don't shy away from maths if you didn’t like it at school. Try to find new ways to enjoy the subject with your child.

Please follow the links before for lots of ideas for helping with maths at home. The NCETM videos are very helpful as they show different strategies for solving maths problems.

At Holy Cross we aim to deliver a Mastery curriculum where children develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics which enables them to reason and problem solve with fluency. Please see the following documents for a deeper look at the 5 elements of Mastery.