Shoreditch Park teaches maths using the Singapore maths approach. This approach supports progression throughout the primary years and has a strong concrete, pictoral, abstract (CPA) thread running throughout. This means that children are exposed to conceptual ideas at a concrete level with a range of apparatus (e.g. counters, beads, dienes and numicon) before moving on to pictoral representations. This may mean using diagrams, sketches or using the Singapore bar model to solve problems. Approaching maths in this manner develops children’s deep conceptual understanding and skills proficiency which supports the next move into abstract mathematics, such as long division.
At Shoreditch Park, we believe children should take an active role in their learning. Maths lessons are therefore designed to be interactive with a high level of pupil talk, allowing them to develop their mathematical understanding with their peers in real life context. To further develop this skill, each year group take part in weekly reasoning lessons when their skills are used to develop understanding and problem solving, whilst learning to enjoy natural mathematical problems in the world around us.
At Shoreditch Park, all children between Years 1 and 6 use the maths online learning tool IXL. This website is an excellent resource which empowers children to independently progress in their learning in a fun, rewarding manner.
Children will practice their skills and work towards targets, which are tracked and monitored by their teacher. In addition to this, all work completed is analysed by teachers to support planning, teaching and progression for each and every child.
If your child does not have internet access, paper homework can be given as an alternative. Please see the quickstart handbook guide for information on how to use IXL or your child's teacher if you are unsure of the log in.