During KS1, it’s important for your child to get to grips with maths in a very practical, hands-on way. Working individually, as a class and in groups, they will be investigating, counting, playing number games and using everyday objects to help them solve problems and do simple calculations.
As they start to become more familiar with the language used in maths, they will be encouraged to talk about their methods for solving problems and presenting their results. Children will be given opportunities to deepen their learning by using their logic and reasoning skills in a range of real life contexts and problems.
We are very lucky to have such a wonderful group of parents’ at Newsham and we know that you are always looking for ways to support your child at home. This guide has been put together to give you an idea of little games and activities that can be played at home, which will consolidate the learning taking place in school and help develop your child’s fluency in maths. They can be done alongside the maths homework set by your child’s class teacher. Little and often is the best approach to delivering these activities, keeping things as fun as possible with lots of praise.
The activities do not cover all areas of the curriculum but are intended to give you a good starting point. At the end of this guide there are some websites that will direct you to other games and information which you may find useful. Also, please don’t forget that all of the children at Newsham from KS1 and above have their own unique access to Mathletics, a fantastic online maths tool.
If you would like any additional information or support please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher.
Mr J. Smith (Senior Leader- Key Stage One)