How can you help at home
What you can do to support your child with Mathematics
• Reciting times tables at home will help your child to learn them easily and aid their instant recall skills. If in Key Stage 1, counting in twos, fives and tens will be beneficial, then moving on to times table practice – 2x,5x, 10x, 3x, 4x. If your child is in Key Stage 2, regular testing – in and out of order with all times tables – will underpin other areas of learning.
• Allow your child to pay for items in a shop. Question them on how much change they expect to get.
• Wearing an analogue watch will support children in telling the time. Use questioning to underpin their understanding e.g. how many minutes in an hour? How many minutes in half an hour? How many minutes in quarter of an hour? If it is 8 o’clock now, and the television show is on for half an hour, what time will it finish?
• When cooking, try to get your child involved. They can use jugs, scales and measuring spoons to improve their understanding of weights and measures.
• Ask questions that the children can work out using mental skills e.g. doubling/halving or adding/subtracting.
• Use mathematical language on a regular basis.
• Use Mathletics regularly at home.
Mathletics – all children (Y1-Y6) have Login details to access the programme. This can be accessed at school or at home. Teachers use the programme to set tasks in line with the work being covered in class. It is also used to support areas of weakness and/or challenge pupils of all abilities.
Sign in to Mathletics (chldren can get their login details from their class teacher): Mathletics Website
Twinkl – This site has a range of fantastic resources for different age groups: containing number, counting, data analysis, money and much, much more! Take a look using our useful links…
Other ways to help your child! – on this BBC webpage there are a variety of helpful hints to aid your child in their knowledge and understanding of maths. It features ways to improve confidence as well as areas things to do with your child in various areas of maths. It also contains helpful video clips to demonstrate how these exciting tasks can be carried out! Give it a look!
Here are other useful links that you may find useful:
Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2
This website provides free worksheets, interactive activities and other resources to help with the learning of mathematics facts and skills in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
This free website not only has a selection of interactive maths games but it also has videos that will help clarify some areas of maths that can be difficult to understand. Suitable for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2.
Although this website is free, you need to join in order to download ebooks to support with your child’s learning. It has lots of activities, simple ideas and top tips to offer on how to help your child understand key concepts of the curriculum. Suitable for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2.
There are many tablet friendly resources available on this website to help build on your child’s learning at home. Suitable for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2.
KS1 and KS2 only
A free and interactive website with lots of games to help consolidate areas of the maths curriculum in a fun and engaging way. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2.
This interactive website caters for parents who need clarification regarding areas of the KS2 maths curriculum. It is very detailed as it shows the objectives that need to be covered in each year group as well as providing tips and strategies to overcome barriers to learning. Suitable for KS2 only
On this website there are many kids’ games and resources that will help support your child with maths at home. The interactive resources include cool maths games. Suitable for KS2.
Further Ideas to Help Support at Home
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