How to help your child
Thank you to all of you how attended our Top Tips for Maths at Home sessions for Year R, Year 1 and Year 2 Parents. The consensus seemed to be that they were both informative and fun. The presentation we used can be found below.
By the end of year 4, they need to have near instant recall of every multiplication fact up to 12x12 (and the associated divisions). Without this knowledge being secure, the children will really struggle with most areas of the maths curriculum in year 5 and beyond. In my experience, the quickest and most reliable way to help the children develop their recall is through verbal games and questioning, practice worksheets or tests and very short, regular (daily if possible!) practice. Electronic devices are great fun and do have a place, but most of my data indicates that a child who works alone on a device makes slower progress. Every child is different or course, so do anything that feels right for your child.
2x Table Set 1 3x Table Set 1 4x Table Set 1 5x Table Set 1 6x Table Set 1 7x Table Set 1 8x Table Set 1 9x Table Set 1 10x Table Set 1 11x Table Set 1 12x Table Set 1 Grid Test 1-3 Mixed Test 1 Mixed Test 2 Mixed Test 3
We use a range of resources to support the teaching of maths. A significant part of our teaching and learning is underpinned by guidance from FOCUS Education. An overview of the approach for the different year groups can be found below, including examples of the type of maths problems the children will undertake. The guidance does not represent a daily plan and is not a scheme of work. The day to day teaching of maths will be dictated by formative ongoing assessment and so could vary greatly from overviews set out below.