Maths at Coldfall
At Coldfall the children are taught using the INSPIRE maths scheme. This approach, which is derived from the highly successful Singaporean methods, is designed to give children a deep understanding of mathematical principles, a precise and accurate mathematical vocabulary and a range of highly effective, problem solving techniques.
By effectively using this scheme to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogy of teachers we aim to raise standards of teaching and learning, increase children’s confidence and enjoyment and instil firm foundations for them to succeed in maths in the future.
Maths Key Skills
Particular skill areas are described as ‘key skills’ because they help learners to improve their learning and performance in education, work and life. These are embedded in the school’s curriculum.
The key skills for Maths in each yeargroup can be found on the Class Pages HERE
Maths help for your little ones
Below we have some creative suggestions of how to help your younger children with their maths at home. If you have other ideas and suggestions, we would love to share them on this page.
OXFORD OWL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
In order to support parents in helping their child in maths at home, Oxford Owl have published these excellent materials that address specific areas of the maths curriculum including: counting, addition, subtraction, fractions and so on.
Contained within each section are mathematical models and principles, practical tips, methods and exemplification. We hope that you find the guidance useful. We would recommend the ‘you can’ sections that will really engage your child with fun and practical learning activities.
Click on the links below to go through how the children are taught these various techniques at school.
THE VIDEOS ON THE RIGHT ARE SOME IDEAS FROM OXFORD PRESS ON
HOW TO LEARN INSPIRE AT HOME
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths-site/expert-help–2/maths-in-school – downloadable PDF booklets
www.mathletics.co.uk – subscription. A focus on basic skills, challenges and competitions.
www.familieslearningtogether.co.uk – improves children’s mathematical knowledge and ability with parental support. Video tutorials, demonstrations, games and worksheets. Annual subscription cost.
– all key concepts and elements of maths are covered here as well as games and activities to support children’s understanding.
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/ – as well as homework support this website offers links to fun games and activities.
http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/ – times tables