At FCCE, numeracy is taught every day, but not only in maths lessons. We handle data in science, we think about distance and measure in PE, and weight and capacity is very important in cooking!
This is often how children first become aware of the importance of maths skills, so there are lots and lots of things you can do at home to help your children along. Telling the time, counting money and finding change, the chances of winning a board game, the distance to friends’ houses and so on, all help your child apply their number and calculation skills, from the very youngest children in reception, right up to those year 6s preparing for Sats and secondary school.
Every child in school has a Doodle Maths password- you can ask your child’s teacher to provide you with their login. Take a look at the Doodle Maths website- there are hundreds of activities adapted to your child’s needs and abilities.
On this page, you’ll find the policies we work to when teaching maths. You’ll also find videos of the four functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), recorded by local maths experts (whose voices you may recognise!) to help you along with carrying on your child’s education at home.
Mental Maths - our Mental Maths progression shows the order in which we teach the mental methods that underpin all other types of maths. These are some of the most important skills we teach, and you are welcome to have a look at the progression to give yourself an idea of how you can support your child’s mathmematical development.
Calculation Policy - The calculation policy shows you the order in which your child will learn the four written methods: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We would encourage you to focus on the method your child is currently working on in class, rather than teaching the next method up. If you would like to know what method your child is working on, or any advice on how to teach each method, you are welcome to speak to the class teacher.
Please contact us or come and visit to find out more.