Maths at Home

You can support your child at home in a number of ways:

  • Help them to learn their KIRFs (EYFS-Year 2) and then challenge them to apply their skills in real life contexts. Please see your child's KIRF workbook and/or the KIRF section on this website for further ideas.
  • Encourage your child to practice their times tables using Times Table Rockstar games, using the website or the app.
  • For younger children, you can borrow a 'Numicon at Home' sack.
  • For pupils in Year 6 preparing for their end of Key Stage 2 SATs, you can use their study guide and lessons to help them complete homework task on MyMaths. This will soon be rolled out to children from Year 1 upwards.
  • You can help children look at practice questions for both Key Stage One SATs (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 SATs (Year 6)
  • Play games at home (see attachments below from our recent parents' evening on how to support your child at home, including slides from the evening)
  • Try to promote a positive attitude to maths at home. Avid saying 'I was rubbish at maths!' and encourage children to keep trying. Praise them for working hard and being resilient, rather than just for getting the right answer.
  • Look for opportunities to to use maths in everyday situations, e.g. time, timetables, calendars, baking, measuring, etc

If you would like further help with ways to support your child, please do not hesitate to come into school and talk to your pupil's class teacher or go and chat to Miss Thompson, our Maths Subject Leader.