Welcome to the Year Group area of the Crowlands website. You can find out what our aims are in Maths and Literacy and what each year group is up to during the year using the links below.
To find out more about our Curriculum for each years click on the links below.
At Crowlands Primary School we believe each child should be confident to use Mathematics in a range of everyday situations. Therefore, we encourage children to develop a positive attitude to this subject and improve their attainment by providing a balanced and varied curriculum of Mathematics based on the requirements set out in the National Curriculum 2000 and the Primary Framework for Mathematics.
At our school we conduct a ‘spiral curriculum’ which ensures each area of maths is revisited and extended throughout each term. Along side this, we try to embed how mathematics relates to every day life so the pupils can apply their mathematics outside the classroom as well as in.
We want all children to become confident mathematicians and feel able to tackle mathematical challenges. We aim to provide every child with a firm foundation of mathematical skill. Which they can then use in a wide variety of ways.
Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars
Our school is beginning two exciting online Maths programs designed to support your child in their mathematical learning.
The first is Times Tables Rock Stars which is a carefully sequenced program for practising and developing quick recall of times tables. Each child will have a specific times table assigned and be expected to practise at least 3 times a week, though daily practise is recommended to boost fast mental recall. Each practise session should only take approximately 5 minutes. Both teachers and pupils can track their progress and improvement in scores and timings. This will replace Maths homework folders for many classes in Years 2-6. If you have any concerns about accessing the website then please speak to your child’s Class Teacher.
In addition your child will also be provided with a login to Mathletics. In the ‘Live Mathletics’ section your child can practise a range of mental arithmetic questions (e.g. addition, subtraction, division, etc.) and compete against other classmates, other schools and other pupils around the world. Pupils will earn points for questions completed and can track their progress on worldwide point tables. This resource will also be used in lessons and once again class teachers can track progress made by pupils.
Logins for both Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics can be found inside your child’s reading record. If you have any questions please see your child’s Class Teacher.
Crowlands Primary School has now implemented the Accelerated Reader Programme for KS2 pupils. This initiative was implemented in the Spring Term of this year and it will endeavour to boost attainment and progress levels of our children and to allow for more regular and immediate data for teachers to then identify pupils strengths and targets for reading.
Since the Accelerated Reader programme has begun, the pupils of Crowlands are able to support their love of reading through a range of books and quizzes. The old school library has now been converted into a superhero themed room called the 'AR Room' which is fully equipped with laptops and large teaching screen for pupils to take a quiz at any time of the day when they finish reading their book.
The pupils thoroughly enjoy visiting the AR Room which is open in the mornings before school from 8:40am – 8:50am, open throughout lunchtime from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. The AR Room is also open during lesson times to allow for pupils who have read during a Guided Reading session or if a class story has been read to them, they can immediately take a quiz on the book. As the AR Room is open throughout lunch, many of our pupils enjoy visiting the Crowlands Library Bus to read a book then come to the AR Room to take a quiz and with adult support, immediately discuss misconceptions and strengths.
Phonics Letters and Sounds & Bug Club
The reading scheme used in KS1 is Phonics letters and sounds and the whole school uses Bug Club.
Crowlands Primary School continues to develop it's partnership with the exciting and interactive online reading scheme Bug Club. Since 2013 pupils are able access this online world of ebooks to enjoy and continue their love of reading at home.
Children can now personalise their own home page with a range of worlds to support and engage their learning. The class teacher will allocate a selection of books that are set in accordance with their home reading level. Once your child has logged on at home they can access 'My Stuff'' to select an ebook to read and use 'My Library' to view activities and books that have been completed.
Throughout reading the book the children are given opportunities to answer a series of questions in order to collect coins which can then be used in the 'Rewards' area. In school, the class teacher can track your child's progress through these exciting ebooks and monitor what they are reading.
Click here to view the parents meeting presentation which will provide information and support in accessing the new website.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Bug Club click here to send an email message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.