At St. Anne’s, we have adopted an engaging and accessible style of mathematics teaching. Mathematical concepts are explored in a variety of representations and problem-solving contexts to give pupils a richer and deeper learning experience. We strive for our pupils to master mathematics so that they can represent a concept or skill in multiple ways, have the mathematical language to communicate related ideas and independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations. Pupils should be encouraged to make connections across mathematical procedures and concepts to ensure fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems.
Prompt Sheets for learning at home
Are you doing your maths homework at home and can’t remember how you are supposed to answer the question? Or, is someone helping you at home but they can’t remember how they did it at school so they can’t explain it to you? Well, help is here. For every year group, there is a prompt sheet, explaining the objective in your year group. Each prompt sheet gives you an example of how you might answer the question. If you need any more help, ask your class teacher.
How can you help at home?
There are lots of ways to help your child practise maths at home beyond helping with homework. Here are some suggestions:
Allow children to help with shopping at an age appropriate level i.e. handing over money, collecting change, deciding if items in a shop are good offers or not etc.
Promote a can do attitude to maths and don't allow your child to think they are not good at maths. They just need practice!
For younger children - lots of counting and courting songs i.e. five little ducks, ten green bottles. Don’t forget to count backwards!
Practise times tables together, make a game out of it as much as possible, children learn more and faster if it’s fun!
Involve children in cooking. Weights and times are an essential part of everyday maths.
Involve them in simple DIY tasks where measuring is a part of the job.
Play estimation games i.e. how long do you think it will take us to get there? How much do you think this weighs?
Find shapes in the environment.
There are also games available on the web - we subscribe to Times Table Rockstar's (for more information see your child's class teacher).