Maths is at the heart of everyday life; whether it is calculating the best value at the shops or working out how long a journey will take, it is difficult to avoid, and essential to understand. It is also so much more than just numbers! It’s about shapes, amounts, patterns, relationships and mathematical models that can be used to solve all sorts of problems. It has a language and symbols of its own which are used to communicate increasingly complicated ideas efficiently.
Throughout the four years at Ferndown, our pupils are challenged to reason mathematically, to overcome abstract theories and master lifelong skills through a variety of practical activities, concrete resources and embedded technology. We want pupils to leave loving maths and wanting to learn more.
Home Learning Resources
Understanding maths can be complex. This is often made more tricky by the number of different words that we use to describe the same process (add, sum, total) or specialist vocabulary that needs to be memorised. Our maths vocabulary booklet contains a huge array of maths words and their meanings.
Getting ready for SAT’s takes a lot of work. We have purchased a resource to help make revision and support more supported and focussed. The document below allows you to choose a topic, focus on one paper as well as presenting a daily problem. All the questions are support by short youtube videos that you can use to help support your child.
Our 10 Minute Arithmetic Tests are a great way to ensure that you are supporting the diverse range of questions that need to be understood in order to reach the Age Related Expectation. We have 30 tests available, split into 6 groups. Our advice is to use one test a week over the academic year to drip feed development and highlight areas for development. Why not use some of our help videos to show the best way to teach and support an individual question.