Maths For Life at Holgate Academy
At Holgate, we use the White Rose Scheme of Work to teach a series of coherent and small steps. We supplement this scheme with other resources from the NCETM, Gareth Metcalfe, Tara Loughran (NWMH3) and more.
Maths Curriculum Overview
Parent Pocket Guides
We want to make sure that you have the tools necessary to support your child’s learning at home. We have put together ‘Parent Pocket Guides’ for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). These guides outline the learning process from EYFS all the way to Year 6. Use these guides to learn how we teach mathematics at Holgate.
KIRFs - Key Instant Recall Facts
Each half term, your child will have a fluency target to work on in school, called a KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts). They will also be sent home by your child’s class teacher. The KIRFs consist of key facts that your child should aim to know automatically. By learning these facts fluently, your child will be well prepared to apply these skills when problem solving and reasoning in class. If you are unsure of which KIRF target your child is working on, please speak to their class teacher.