Curriculum

Online Platforms:

What is a digital education platform?

A digital learning platform is an integrated set of interactive services  that gives teachers, parents, learners, and administrators information, tools, and resources, to enhance educational delivery and management. When it is used correctly, it can improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Access to online learning resources has triggered a revolution in classroom settings. E-learning has become an invaluable resource to educators and classroom teachers, harnessing a new model of knowledge sharing wherein students possess the tools to learn at their own pace.

Here at King Edwin Primary School, we use a variety of different learning platforms and resources in order to aid our children on their learning journeys…

NACE/nrich Ambassador Project:

We are hugely proud to be apart of the NACE (National Association for More Able Children in Education) and nrich Ambassador Project, Lead by Mr Bandy.

NACE is recognised both nationally and internationally as a leading charity in the field of education for able learners. They provide guidance, support and training, enabling teachers to attain the best from able learners in the everyday classroom, whilst enabling all learners to flourish and achieve.

NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge, part of the University’s Millennium Mathematics Project.

NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education – completely free and available to all.

They aim to:

  • Enrich and enhance the experience of the mathematics curriculum for all learners
  • Develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Offer challenging, inspiring and engaging activities
  • Show rich mathematics in meaningful contexts
  • Work in partnership with teachers, schools and other educational settings to share expertise

Success is defined in different ways by different end-users. Children want to feel a sense of progression and be credited by their teachers, parents and peers. Parents want their children to become more confident in a subject they they may have been more anxious about previously…

DoodleMaths is proven to significantly raise standards in mathematics.

This is also the case for DoodleTables – an app that allows your child(ren) to practice their times tables at home as part of their extended learning.

Please ask for more details at the school office.

In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practiced every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 12,000 schools – both primary and secondary – worldwide.

Coming Soon…

DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpell

DoodleEnglish works using the same adaptive technology – Proxima™ – that drives DoodleMaths. These algorithms identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and construct a work program based around them. But this isn’t the only way they have innovated: they have made the most of the touchscreen, going far beyond the standard multiple choice questions offered by their competitors. They know that children learn through doing, not watching; that if we allow them to choose what they study, they will not choose what will progress them; and that children’s confidence and engagement in maths (indeed any subject) comes from a child’s sense of success, improvement, progression – not from turning it into a video game.

Purple Mash is the new creative online space from 2Simple. Purple Mash hosts an exciting mash-up of curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games to support and inspire creative learning every day. From poems to newspapers, masks and 3D models, animations and textured paintings, Purple Mash can support your creative curriculum throughout the year. As Purple Mash is online, children can continue their learning anywhere and anytime. Each user receives an individual login to save and retrieve their work.

Other useful resources:

Mathematics is a creative subject. It involves spotting patterns, making connections, and finding new ways of looking at things. Creative mathematicians play with ideas, draw pictures, have the courage to experiment and ask good questions.

Wild Maths is a collection of mathematical games, activities and stories, encouraging you to think creatively. We’ve picked out some of our favourites below – have a go at anything that catches your eye. If you want to explore games, challenges and investigations linked by some shared mathematical areas, click on the Pathways link in the top menu.

Happy exploring!

 

(Wild Maths is part of the family of programmes, including NRICH and Plus, within the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge)

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School