Maths at Home: Information for Parents and Carers
In order to practise skills learnt in the classroom, it is essential that children revisit their learning at home. Children receive weekly maths homework, which is linked to their current unit of learning in the classroom.
As with reading, try to make maths as much fun as possible - games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start! It's also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.
Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop maths skills. If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.
Tips for helping your child to enjoy maths:
- Point out the different shapes to be found around your home.
- Take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy.
- Let your child handle money and work out how much things cost.
- Look together for numbers on street signs and car registration plates.
- Find time to show an interest in what your child is learning at school
- Encourage your child to work hard and praise when they’ve made an effort
- Create a time for learning at home that fits into the daily routine.
- Find a place for your children to learn where there are no distractions.
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