Maths Home Learning Support
Below are some useful websites to support educating at home. All websites are accessible for free however some, such as Twinkl, may require you to sign up using a code for free access.
White Rose Maths
White Rose takes a mastery approach to learning maths and is what we have implemented in our school. White Rose Maths offers videos that children can watch and learn from for each year group from EYFS to Year 6. For each lesson they offer a work sheet that children can complete.
Classroom Secrets also offers work sheets that match lessons to White Rose Maths. These are also differentiated three levels. Developing, Expected and Greater Depth. They also offer problem solving and reasoning tasks too. As well as maths, Classroom Secrets also provide vast resources for other curriculum areas such as spelling, punctuation and grammar, reading and ideas for practical tasks.
TT Rock Stars
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Just use the school's postcode DY4 8UH to find our school. Your child's login will be be in their home learning packs.
To sign up to Twinkl just follow the link www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Using the code CVDTWINKLHELPS this will grant you access to Twinkl's resources.
Twinkl offers a wide range of resources and most are differentiated to suit the ability of children. For more support and how to use Twinkl visit the Parents' hub https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents
At Sacred Heart we are part of the ‘Central Maths Hub’ in England, who support the continuous improvement of mathematics education. We are currently in the process of developing a Mastery Approach to mathematics. This is a well-researched approach, inspired by areas in countries at the top of the table for attainment in mathematics education, such as Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
As a school, we have decided to develop a mastery approach for children from EYFS to Year 6. To support our development we follow Power Maths/White Rose Maths small steps.
Founded on the conviction that every child can achieve, Power Maths enables children to build number fluency, confidence and understanding, step by step.
The Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build a child’s understanding of abstract topics.
Pupils are introduced to a new mathematical concept through the use of concrete resources (e.g. fruit, Dienes blocks etc). When they are comfortable solving problems with physical aids, they are given problems with pictures – usually pictorial representations of the concrete objects they were using.
Then they are asked to solve problems where they only have the abstract i.e. numbers or other symbols. Building these steps across a lesson can help pupils better understand the relationship between numbers and the real world, and therefore helps secure their understanding of the mathematical concept they are learning.
Concrete - children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial - alongside this children should use the pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems
Abstract - both concrete and pictorial representations should support