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
Really useful for maths challenges and investigations.
WhiteRose Maths Hub
Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars
All children in Reception and Y1 have access to Numbots, and children in Y2 and KS2 have access to Times Table Rock Stars to practice recall of times table facts.

NumBots Parent Guide

TT Rock Stars Parent Guide