Trying to understand how you can support your child’s education can sometimes be tricky. Even if they tell you what they’re doing at school it’s hard to know the best way you can help them. Most school’s do their best to provide families with some indication of what children are learning but for a teacher it is difficult to do this for each individual child on a daily or even a weekly basis.
Tutors can be a great help – they bring a wealth of knowledge and talent to supporting children beyond the school day, although paying for a tutor can be a luxury only available to the few.
Which is where Arrow-Ed comes in. While our resources are perfectly suitable for tutors and teachers (they have been used both in the classroom and in home-tutoring of individual children) they are also brilliant for parents who want to give their child a little extra help at home.
It’s important to note at this stage that our resources require the adult (parent, tutor or teacher) to work WITH the learner – we don’t simply supply worksheets for a child to complete and the adult to mark. It is our belief and experience that learning is more effective when a dialogue is established with the learner.
As the saying goes, Tell me and I forget, show me and I might remember, involve me and I will understand.
With Arrow-Ed maths resources it is important that the learner is involved in their learning.
Arrow-Ed maths materials
Our maths resources are divided into year groups and units. Each unit generally fits into a school term (Autumn, Spring or Summer) in which similar learning is most likely to be happening in the classroom. Importantly, our materials follow White Rose Maths, used widely across primary schools. By aligning our units to White Rose blocks, you can be sure that our resources will be supporting what your child is learning in school.
Each unit has two parts: a Parent Tutor Guide (PTG) and several Learning Guides. The PTG provides an overview of the unit on one side, and on the reverse the answers to the questions which are found on each Learning Guide. Each Learning Guide contains advice for daily practice, key learning information and how to support the learner, the learning objectives (in the form of ‘I can’ statements) and questions to help the adult and learner to check understanding. At Arrow-Ed, we don’t believe that ability is fixed and we expect that learners will access different questions at different times. Our questions fall into three categories:
Developing confidence – The learner is beginning to grasp the basics of the learning. When they feel confident they should attempt the ‘Secure learner’ questions. They may need some more time and practice before doing so.
Secure learner – Confidence in answering these questions indicates that the learner is generally working at the expected level of the National Curriculum.
Advancing – The learner is able to work at the expected level of the National Curriculum, and even at a level of greater depth when they can confidently answer these questions.
How do I use the materials?
Follow this link – Supporting learning in maths with Arrow-Ed – for a detailed approach of how to support learning using our materials.
|Who are Arrow-Ed?
Jon Goulding and Jason White have over 35 years of primary school teaching, leadership and management experience, across the whole primary age range. They have both also worked on many publications for major educational publishers as authors, technical readers and providing curriculum advice. Both are parents of primary age children.
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