Maths (Numbers and Shape, Space and Measure)
Helping your child with maths (It’s far more fun than you think!)
Many people think they ‘can’t do maths’, but with exciting new teaching approaches, we’re proving day by day that every child really can love and succeed in maths! What’s more, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to support your child’s learning, so here are some helpful tips from our fantastic team.
- Try not to hurry through the curriculum. Remember that understanding each small step is the path to your child’s success: rushing ahead simply doesn’t work!
- If your child is struggling with particular topics, try looking instead at work on the same topics from earlier in the year or a previous year. This will help to plug any learning gaps and make sure your child understands the topic more clearly.
- Use white rose's free parent workbooks to identify where your child might be struggling. There is a workbook for every block at primary level - and the secondary workbooks will be on their way very soon!
- Is your child finding maths easy? Why not have a go at some of our problem-solving activities or bar modelling problems? These are great exercises for stretching young minds and building new skills and insights!
Here is the link to the White Rose Maths video lessons that we will be using during the lockdown.
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How to help your child with Maths- Number Blocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/numberblocks-help-your-child-with-maths?collection=numbers-and-letters
Teach Active: Maths and Literacy Year R (Foundation) Learning Pack. Ideas for learning maths (and literacy) through movement.
Number blocks CBeebies page- songs, quizzes, and games.
ICT Games: Date Chart- setting the date daily helps children understand the order of numbers.
ICT Games: Tweety Timer- using a timer during games or activities helps put time into context.
ICT Games: Funny Fingers- use this tool to support your child with early addition.
ICT Games: Ten Frame- help your child to visualise 10.
ICT Games: 5 little speckled frogs visualiser- sing the song and press the frog to make it hop into the water.
ICT Games: Hometime Ladybirds- Match the number of spots on the ladybird to the house numbers.
Top Marks- Interactive Maths Games 3-5 years