Our Maths Curriculum
During the last academic year the children began to learn mathematics using Maths Makes Sense, a teaching and learning system that uses concrete objects, exaggerated actions and special vocabulary to help childen develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Below is an outline of the Maths Makes Sense curriculum (Please note your child may be working above or below the expectations for their chronological age - speak to your child's class teacher to find out which stage of Maths Makes Sense they are working at).
We would like to point out that the school will continue to use the Sumdog Maths Online learning tool which your child can use to continue their maths education whilst at home. Please see below for further details.
If you have any queries regarding the mathematics curriculum at Fortuna Primary contact our Maths Coordinator Mr Chaplin through school reception.
Maths Makes Sense - Medium Term Plans
Maths Makes Sense Homework
All children have been given a homework folder for maths. The video below explains the contents of the pack and how it should be used at home.
Sumdog Maths is an online tool that helps children practice mental mathematics through a range of fun and engaging games.
Early in the Autumn Term the children will be given a username and password to access the site. The mathematical content will then be set by each child's class teacher to ensure each child starts with a fair challenge. Sumdog will then monitor each individual child's progress and adapt by increasing or decreasing the level of challenge, feeding back this progress to the class teacher (it is important therefore your child works independently on Sumdog).
As Sumdog runs on Adobe Flash it will not work on iPads or iPhones, though a limited number of games are available as a free standalone application for iPad on the App Store (See link below).