Helping your child at home

It is very important that the learning which is begun at school is continued at home in order for children to master and become confident in their skills. Learning which will be taking place in class is shared with parents/carers through the curriculum webs which are emailed out at the beginning of each new Context for Learning (either termly or half termly).

Children receive regular homework appropriate for their age group. In addition to the weekly homework set by the class teacher Home Learning projects are also given once a term where children are given a menu of activities to choose between to complete a project based on learning which is happening in class.  Home Learning projects are a great way for parents/carers to spend time with their child, getting involved in their learning and talking about things which are happening in school. They are optional projects which children always love bringing into school and sharing with the rest of their class.

As well as completing written homework tasks it is essential that all children read every day at home. We ask that parents/carers support their children by reading with them and then as they become more confident and fluent readers by talking to their children about what they have read, what they liked about a book, if they would recommend it to a friend etc. These conversations about books are just as important as listening to a child read when they are at the initial stages of developing their reading skills and are a fantastic parents/carers to encourage children with their reading.

Parents/carers can also support their children by helping them to develop rapid recall skills for key number facts so that they are able to ‘know’ the facts without having to work them out. For each year group this includes

YEAR GROUP ADDITION SUBTRACTION MULTIPLICATION DIVISION
Reception

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20

Use number bonds and related number facts within 10

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20

Children to have rapid recall of one more and one less

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20

Children will begin to know their doubles to 10 as rapid recall

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20
Year 1 Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20 (rapid recall)

Children to understand that addition can be done in any order (commutative)

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20 (rapid recall)

Understand that subtraction must have the largest number first

Children count in steps of 2, 5 and 10

 

Year 2 Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
Year 3 Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:

Ø  a three-digit number and ones

Ø  a three-digit number and tens

Ø  a three-digit number and hundreds

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
Year 4 Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000 Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
Year 5 Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts

Confident and recall rapidly multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12

Year 6 Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers

 

Maths Toolkit for Parents

Click on the links below to access useful resources at home:

Hundred Square Colour

Blank Number Lines

100 Square

Number Lines to 25, 30 and 50

Place Value Grid

THHTU Place Value Cards

 

Click the following link to access free printable maths paper:

http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereFreeGraphPaper.htm

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