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Maths Certificates

Maths home learning for Year  2 children consists of a succession of certificates for them to work towards achieving.
The certificates cover a range of skills, knowledge and understanding, such as identifying odd and even numbers, learning times tables, recognising 3D shapes, counting backwards from 100, adding ten onto any two digit number, and so on...

Certificates are only awarded if the child can apply their learning in practical contexts -it's not just about reciting by rote!

Answers to FAQs:
  • Maths certificates were introduced from Sept 2011 as a more effective way to provide home learning activities.
  • Certificates are effective because they are tailored to the individual child who can take as long as s/he needs to master the skill.
  • Certificates are not necessarily linked directly to what is being taught in the class at the time. It might be an area which assessment in previous lessons has shown a child needing some consolidation, or an over-arching skill such as writing numerals correctly.
  • The order in which certificates are given out is not linear. Maths covers many areas (addition, odds and evens, ordering numbers, understanding halves/doubles, multiplication…) and each child will have differing areas for development, or may miss out some certificates altogether if their skills are already sound in that are
  • Occasionally, certificates maybe returned home for a little more practice. The idea is that these are mental maths skills so fingers should not be used! 

 

If you need any more information, please speak to the class teacher.

                                          
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