Maths

Everyone can learn maths for everyday life                                                            

As a parent/carer, you give your child their first experience of maths.                                                                .

Even if you yourself don't feel confident with maths, you can still make a huge difference to your child's numeracy confidence and ability.

Calculation policy    

Please use the link below to read our Calculation Policy. This policy focuses on written calculations in mathematics. We recognise the importance of the mental strategies and the other domains (number, ratio and proportion, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and statistics), however this policy is solely for calculations.

 

 
Top tips
  • Be positive about maths! Never say things like ‘I can’t do maths’ or ‘I hated maths at school’... your child might start to think like that themselves...
  • Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
  • Praise your child for effort rather than talent - this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
 

Maths language

Maths language can sometimes seem like a foreign language. Use Oxford Owl's Jargon Buster to check what new words mean:

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths-site/expert-help--2/jargon-buster

Mathletics
Northgate has subscribed to Mathletics, an aid to supporting children's maths learning both in school and at home.  Mathletics is built on a foundation of solid curriculum-led content and provides hundreds of hours of activities, tutorials and curriculum content to support the needs of individual learners.  The system is designed to complement schoolwork, with full parental control.
 
All children from years 1 to 6 are issued a password at the beginning of each year which can be found in their Home Learning Journal.  We recommend that children go on Mathletics regularly (no more than 20 minutes each day) and they may be set Mathletics homework.
 
We hold regular assemblies to celebrate the children's achievements in Mathletics and they will receive either Bronze, Silver or Gold certificates.  The children can also accumulate points to personalise their avatar with a variety of interesting features.
 
Please find the Mathletics link below.