Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind; we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics, which will stay with them throughout their lives. Children must be confident and fluent in all aspects of mathematics. They must also be able to solve complex problems and be able to work effectively in unfamiliar situations. We aim to provide children with a bank of tools and knowledge in order to help them become critical thinkers.
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.