In February 2017 our Maths Team ran a workshop, for parents of children in KS1, about the way maths is taught at school and to explain strategies to help children with their maths at home.

On this page, you will find much of the information given out at the workshops along with printable versions to download.

There is also a detailed calculation method area on the school website where you can see the way that different types of calculations are taught at school.

If you would like a printable version of the same information, click here.

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Want to see Mr Merrall's presentation again? Then open it online.

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Practical Work

Over 45 people attended, representing over 25 families of children in KS1. You enjoyed the practical workshop and found information about assessment methods useful. Not to mention the crisps and the chance to socialise!

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Activities like this example with cubes allow children to explore and understand mathematical ideas like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division without the structure of a formal method.

They can be adapted to use whatever you have; lego bricks, building blocks, etc.

Get creative and see what else you can use!

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Looking for Patterns

Curiosity about patterns and the relationships between numbers really helps children to become confident with their maths.

You can help your child develop this curiosity and encourage their desire to investigate by asking open ended questions and drawing their attention to the patterns that are all around us. Praising their effort and approach as much as a successful outcome is a great way to keep them motivated.

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