This year, the school has chosen to invest in Inspire Maths. All adults have decided that this is a fantastic scheme that will give our children the best opportunity to excel.
Its is a mastery based programme in which children will follow a consistent, enriching process to secure their learning. Children use concrete, physical objects to help them make sense of the concept or problem. As they become more confident and no longer need the practical, physical resources, they will draw them. Finally, to cement their learning they will move on to an abstract representation (like a calculation, bar model or a word problem). By working forwards and backwards along this continuum, our children are able to fully master the mathematical concepts required.
To further support their learning, the school has invested in Mathletics. This is a fabulous platform that allows children to test themselves against their friends any many others worldwide. It is used within school hours to raise the profile of mathematics at Fearnville, to promote independence and to provide an alternative, fun and engaging approach to problems the children must master.