Abacus Maths Scheme at St Albert’s Catholic Primary School
We are very excited to announce that we have just introduced a brand-new scheme of work for numeracy at St Albert’s. The scheme we have adopted is called, ‘Abacus,’ and covers all of the objectives from the National Curriculum 2014. Currently, the scheme is being used as a teaching and learning tool in Years 1 to 6 but there are plans to introduce the ‘Evolve’ scheme in Reception in the near future.
How can Abacus help your child learn outside of school?
Each child has been allocated a user name and password to login to the Abacus learning platform called ‘Active Learn.’ When your child logs in to this website, they will be able to access and complete homework allocated to your child by the class teacher. This may include an interactive quiz available in different levels of difficulty. Children work their way through the three different levels for each activity (bronze, silver and then gold) and can win points that can they can then use to build their own virtual worlds. Video tutorials are also available to help explain key concepts and help with some homework activities.
What if my child does not have access to the internet at home?
We have recently sent home an IT survey to find out which children have access to the internet outside of school. We are working hard to ensure that every child will have access to the Abacus website if they do not currently have a computer or tablet at home. We would encourage our children to be making use of the local library service in Stockbridge Village where computers are available for the public to use. We will also be providing access to computers and ipads during our weekly after school, ‘Homework Club’ so that children may complete homework then. However, in any cases where this is not possible, teachers will send home paper copies of homework.
Where can I find out more about Abacus?
The official Abacus website can be accessed below:
Please read the welcome letter for more details.
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