This year in the Mathematics department, we are continuing to use Sparx Maths which provides personalised homework for each student. It creates a weekly set of questions tailored to the level of understanding and learning pace of each student. The questions are designed to be achievable, whilst offering the stretch that learners need to make progress. Questions from previous topics will also be included in the homework so that students can keep practising the skills they have learned.
We appreciate that you will of course want to support your child with their home learning but please try not to help them with a question until they’ve had a go first. It is really important that students complete their homework independently, and that questions are marked as correct. In the Maths department, we provide a lot of support in school to enable every student the opportunity to achieve 100% on their homework. There are drop-in sessions most lunch times, including a Sparx Maths club on a Monday in room 11. This way, Sparx can make sure you child continues to set homework that is at the correct level for them.
Over the summer, Sparx Maths has had some up-dates. There is a new look when you login, which is better on the eyes when it comes to reading and answering the questions. There has also been an up-date when it comes to the bookwork checks. This previously picked random codes but they have now adopted the use of 1A, 1B, 1C etc going onto 2A, 2B etc. This allows the student to easily find the code for the requested bookwork check rather than sifting through all their work.
The top 3 pupils with the highest XP currently for each year group are: