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Mathematics

What is the intent of Mathematics?

The teaching of Mathematics at Cranfield Church of England Academy aims to ensure all pupils are confident, independent, articulate mathematicians who are enthused to explore, discover, reason and are able to apply their mathematical knowledge and skills in everyday society.

How is Mathematics implemented in our school? 

Teachers at Cranfield Church of England Academy will:

How is Maths assessed in our school?

Assessment takes place by:

How can I support my child's Maths?

The following resources may be of use to you in supporting your child’s development in Mathematics at home:

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login-type

Suitable for children in Reception, Key Stage 1 and early Key Stage 2, Numbots is an excellent tool to build the foundations of number knowledge in Maths. Users will develop their knowledge of numbers, place value and addition and subtraction by playing Numbots. Children will need their Numbots log in details in order to access the site. This can be found in the front cover of their Home School Link book (this is the same as their TTRS details). 

Click here to view a Training Video Parent Guide for Numbots

https://ttrockstars.com/

Times Table Rock Stars is a fast paced, challenging and progressive tool to develop and support your child’s multiplication and division knowledge. Children can play a variety of game modes to develop their knowledge of their times tables, boosting their recall and building their confidence. TTRS is most suited to children in Key Stage 1 and beyond. Children will need their TTRS log in details in order to access the site. This can be found in the front cover of their Home School Link book (this is the same as their Numbots details). 

Click here to view a Training Video Parent Guide for Times Tables Rock Stars

https://www.educationcity.com/

Education City provides a range of tools designed to support teaching of the National Curriculum. Children are able to access a selection of games and learning tools, both independently and set by their class teacher) that will support their understanding and knowledge of Maths. Education City can be accessed by children of all ages in our school. Children will need their log in information to access the site, which can be found in the front cover of their Home School Link book. 

Click here to view a Training Video 

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Discovery Education (Espresso) has a wealth of learning videos and games for children to access to support their knowledge and understanding of Maths. It is suitable for access by children of all ages in our school. Children will need the school log in information to access the site. Please contact your child’s class teacher for support with this information. 

Click here to view a Training Video

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/    

Not only do Oxford Owl have their online library for reading, they also provide Maths support for both parents and children. There are a range of activity ideas, blogs and advice pages, in addition to a Maths glossary and workbooks that they sell.

Click here to view a Training Video

Below is a list of other websites you may find of use when supporting with Maths at home:

https://www.didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html            

This website has wonderful virtual manipulatives for solving problems! These online versions of the resources we have in school are an excellent, visual representation for children to use at home to support their Mathematical learning!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

This website has an array of Maths games for children to play!

https://www.mathplayground.com/math-games.html

Another site filled with fun games to play to boost mathematical understanding.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8   

BBC Bitesize for Key Stage 1 has an array of learning videos/lessons and some games to practise skills and embed knowledge.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

BBC Bitesize for Key Stage 2 also has an array of learning videos, lessons and games to practise skills and embed knowledge.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html     

Crickweb has a range of interactive online Maths games to play suitable for Key Stage 1.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html    

Crickweb also has a range of interactive online Maths games to play suitable for learners in Key Stage 2.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Another site filled with Maths games to play!

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

ICT games provides children with a wide range of games to play to support different areas of the Maths curriculum.

https://www.math-drills.com/

Math-Drills provides you with worksheets for all areas and stages of the Maths curriculum

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

The Maths Factor is a website filled with short lessons and games, developed by Carol Vorderman. Access to the site is free for 21 days then a paid subscription is needed. The site provides a free times table check and some lessons from remote learning are currently free to access.

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/   

Another site with a selection of online Maths games to play.

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/manipulatives

Similar to the Didax website, the coolmath4kids site also offers some virtual manipulatives to support your child with a visual representation of Mathematical concepts.

Where can I get further information?

Should you require any additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to do any of the following:

Click hew to view Cranfield's Calculation Methods

Maths has its own language! In order for your child to be fluent and confident in Maths, they must have a good understanding of this Mathematical language. We hope the glossaries below are of support!

EYFS Glossary   Key Stage 1  Glossary   Key Stage 2 Glossary

Click here to view the Mathematics Policy.