Ways you can help at home
Maths is all about making connections, recognising patterns and developing number sense. For example, if I know 7 x 8 =56 then we also know 70 x 8 = 560 and that 560 ÷ 8 = 70. In class, we encourage children to say what they see and discuss patterns so that they have a sense of number for solving problems. An easy way to boost children’s skills and motivation outside of school is to show them how useful and important number skills are in almost everything they do. As with reading, try to make maths as much fun as possible - games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start.
(Snakes and Ladders, Rummikub and Monopoly are good examples)
Select the relevant links below which will support your children’s application of their basic number skills in a fun and exciting way. Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6). Parent help guides are also included which show the content covered in each year group. We have also recommended some useful websites and Apps, these are found at the bottom of this page.