At Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School, as an inclusive school, we aim to achieve the highest standards of Mathematics capable for all our pupils. We aim for pupils to leave Holy Trinity being aware that Mathematics is an integral part of everyday life. A high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, gives children the ability to reason mathematically and creates a sense of curiosity.
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There are many websites that can support home learning and help your child to practice the skills they are developing in school. Below is a list of websites that will help your child at home in an exciting and engaging way:
www.topmarks.co.uk – choose your age and topic and have fun playing a range of different maths games.
www.mathsplayground.com – there’s a wide range of simple yet engaging maths games to play.
www.mathszone.co.uk – there are lots of different activities on this website, just pick your topic and off you go!
www.multiplication.com – a fantastic website to help you with your times tables.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/ – this website covers all areas of maths and has a step by step explanation for your child to help them use the correct methods.
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- Mathletics parent pack – This 4 page document explains what Mathletics is, includes a console map of the student centre, some top tips for using it and an explanation of the main rewards within the program
- “Mathletics parent tour” video – This 4 minute video will show the student console in a bit more depth – how to sign in, the different areas of the student console, additional resources, rewards to help students stay motivated
During the month of November we will be taking part in a daily White Rose Maths challenge called Barvember. Each day there is a problem to solve (5 levels of challenge available) using the bar model, which is a pictorial model to aid with problem solving. You can find the problems here: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/barvember#problems
In school, we will be accessing the challenges from last year (2021 set) but on the White Rose Maths website you will find the link to this year’s problems launched daily (answers are tweeted out during the day) and all previous year’s, if you want to play along at home for some extra practise!
On the school website on the Maths page, I have uploaded a video guide to how to use the model for each level, although the White Rose resources also have a powerpoint tutorial.