Maths - Links

Websites to help parents

Here are links to websites which might help you if you wish to find out more about what your children are taught at school.

National Curriculum: This shows the statutory programmes of study for maths at KS1 and KS2 and attainment targets for each level.

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00199044/mathematics

EYFS Curriculum: This gives information about the new framework used by the teachers in Reception Class.

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/a0068102/early-years-foundation-stage-eyfs

Links to websites to help with maths at home

Dear Parents,

We have put together a list of some of the websites that we think might help you and your child if they wish to practise maths outside of school.  Have a look and see if there are any games or activities they would enjoy.

The BBC Bitesize website has lots of useful information on all the curriculum subjects – it is well worth exploring. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

Telling the time:  This has lots of activities and games to practise telling the time. http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures.htm

Schoolsnet: numeracy:  This has a variety of activities and games for topics in maths. http://www.schoolsnet.com/pls/hot_school/sn_primary.page_pls_show_units?x=16180339&p_subj_id=9

Snappy Maths :  This has a variety of activities and games including the four operations of maths  http://www.snappymaths.com/

Count on:  This has a variety of activities, puzzle, problems and games.  http://www.counton.org/

 Maths Dictionary for Children:  Unsure of what a word means?  Look it up here. http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/

ICT games : A variety of games across a range of mathematical topics. http://www.ictgames.co.uk/

Mathematics

Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to communicate mathematically. In turn, this helps children to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand mathematical relationships and patterns in their everyday lives.

The aims of teaching mathematics are:

  • to promote enjoyment of learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion;
  • to promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system;
  • to develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts;
  • to develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented;
  • to explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;
  • to understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

Teaching and learning style

The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in mathematics. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. During our daily lessons we encourage children to ask as well as answer mathematical questions. Children have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources, such as number lines, number squares, digit cards and small apparatus to support their work. Mathematical dictionaries are also available in all classrooms. ICT is used by teachers and pupils in lessons for exploring ideas and methods. Wherever possible, we encourage the children to apply their learning to everyday situations. By encouraging parents and visitors to come into school to talk about the maths they use in their everyday lives, we model the importance of having a good understanding of mathematical principles.

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