The Federation of Fairfield and Colneis


Helping your child with maths

In the past, parents have commented that they want to be able to help their child at home with maths but are unsure of the calculation methods currently being taught in school and worry that they might be teaching them the ‘wrong way’. In order to explain our approach to teaching mathematics, staff have put together the document below – Mathematics at the Federation of Fairfield and Colneis – as a guide with examples, and hope that it will be useful. It explains how the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught from Reception through to Year 6, our approach to mastery teaching and also details the statutory requirements from the National Curriculum content that apply to calculation and number, place value and fractions.  There are also some practical resources below which you might find useful when practising calculation skills with your child.

Mathematics at the Federation of Fairfield and Colneis

Additional Resources
Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars
All children in Rec, Y1 and Y2 have access to Numbots and should be playing at least 3 x a week for 4 to 5 minutes. Y2 are also given access to TTRS once they have been introduced to multiplication and division, which they can then play at least 3 x a week.
All children in KS2 have access to TTRS and should be playing at least 4 x a week to develop their fluency and problem solving skills.
Learning addition and subtraction facts and multiplication and division facts is essential to be able to confidently access the maths curriculum as children progress through the school.

NumBots Parent Guide

TT Rock Stars Parent Guide
Really useful for maths challenges and investigations.
WhiteRose Maths Hub