Hello, I'm Mrs Fleming and I'm the Maths lead at Sherdley Primary School. I have been the Maths lead since September 2021 but have previously led Design Technology and English within the school.
I completed my MAST (Maths Specialist Teacher Course) training at Edge Hill University several years ago, and am passionate about the teaching and learning of Maths.
Maths is important because we all use the skills in 'real life'- from telling the time; paying for goods in a shop or measuring how much wallpaper or flooring we may need when decorating.
Looking through the children's books and seeing the progress they have made during the year in areas such as: place value, the 4 operations, shape and measures is a delight to see, especially seeing their confidence grow when answering reasoning and problem solving questions.
I support our teachers by attending Mastery courses with our Maths Hub and delivering training to our school staff. Ensuring that staff have the resources they need to teach Maths ensures that children can learn effectively. Our pupils love sharing their Maths work with me and are keen to talk about their work.
If you would like to talk about Maths at Sherdley Primary, please contact me.
As part of 'Black History Month' in October, my Year 2 class found out about Katherine Johnson, who was a key Mathematician working to help NASA put astronauts on the moon. Some of their work is shown in the photographs below.
Here are some links to useful Maths websites to help your child at home:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button A great game for practising times tables recall
There is a super free maths app from White Rose called '1 minute maths'. It covers much of the number work that we teach throughout the school and the aim is to answer as many questions as you can in a minute.
We also use TTRockstars and Numbots in school to practise our times tables and number facts. They both use the same login details- if you are unsure, please speak to your child's class teacher.