The teaching and learning of Maths here at Castle Carrock is supported by a scheme of work called Busy Ants Maths – providing text books and assessment materials linked to the new curriculum. In addition we follow a graded mental and rapid calculation scheme known as Rapid Recall – which begins in Year 2 – in order to give structure and challenge.
Some key ways Parents can help with Maths:
- Quick number bonds are the building blocks in Early Years – numbers that make 10, 20, 100 etc.
- Help your child learn their times tables! By the end of Year 4 all children are expected to know their times tables, by heart! See this article for advice.
- Spot maths everywhere! Often children don’t realise just how much of our daily life is built on mathematics – from patterns to measuring, money and tax – teach them that it is vital!
We recognise that maths and calculation methods in particular can often be difficult for parents as methods do change -there is a calculation policy in school which is used by teachers – Calculation Policy. We also hold sessions for parents during the year – please contact us to find the next one!
A complete guide to the school curriculum was emailed out to Parents – Parents Complete Curriculum Guide.