Supporting Your Child In Maths
We all use maths every day, often without realising it. We believe that every child can develop the numeracy skills they will need, both at school and throughout their lives. Helping your child feel confident about maths now gives them a head start.
"Parental involvement has a large and positive impact on children's learning"
Review of Best Practice in Parental Engagement" (Department for Education, 2010)
"The effect of parental involvement at home was stronger than that of either socio-economic status or parents' level of education"
The impact of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievement and adjustment (Desforges and Abouchaar, 2003)
Whatever the method, remember that being positive about maths is just as important in supporting your child’s learning! Make sure you talk positively about maths and how you use it in real life – this will help your child stick with it.
Home Learning Parent Guides
Please find below a resource pack for some of the key learning domains within our maths scheme of work. These packs can help support your child with challenging concepts.
Free Key Stage 1 Maths App
As we follow the White Rose scheme of work for maths, we have access to a Key Stage 1 maths app.
This first version of the app is aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils (ie, age 5-6 years). Individual one-minute tasks focus on adding and subtracting – and on ‘Subitising’, the skill of instantly recognising the number of items in a group without counting. Multiplication and division topics are also now available!
Your child can choose any topic they want to try. They then answer a unique series of questions (so it’s a different set of questions every time). If they’re struggling with a question, a ‘Hint’ button will give a helpful clue by showing the question in a different but familiar way.
When the one minute’s up, they’ll see a feedback screen telling them how they’ve done.
Available on the app stores below:
Parent Homework and Support
Please click your year group star. This will take you to a selection of videos and resources at home.