Four basic elements run through our whole curriculum. Through our curriculum we foster wisdom, hope, cooperation and dignity to enable every child to flourish in the fullness of life.
We love Maths at Holmer!
Every classroom has a dedicated maths area where a wide range of maths resources are available and accessible for all children to use in order to help them understand new concepts and skills. Interactive whiteboards and iPads are also used throughout the maths curriculum to help make maths exciting and accessible to all. We make regular use of game playing, both in class and at home for homework, especially to help with the learning and recall of important number facts.
In addition to our Maths lessons, daily Basic Skills sessions take place to enable our pupils to secure their fluency in arithmetic.
We have a whole school calculation policy which ensures that all staff and children are consistent in their use of effective and efficient teaching and learning methods. This helps ensure a smooth transition from class to class. The Calculation Policy is available for parents so they can see how maths is taught at Holmer. We make effective use of maths intervention strategies to target learners who might need additional support at times and also provide extension opportunities, sometimes alongside children from other schools, in order to challenge children to reach their highest potential.
Please take a look at the articles below to find out more about Maths in Holmer!
Mathematics Intent, Implementation and Impact
A guide to our Calculation Methods
Maths in Year 2
Here is a website full of maths practise questions which are very similar to those the children will face in their end of year tests. There are over 100 pages of them, from number, to measure to data handling! Have a look at them with your child and ask them how they'd tackle the reasoning problems. Work with them to solve the problems. This will prove valuable practise across all areas of maths to support your child.