Today the school was open to parents (and grandparents) to share how we teach maths across school. We had a fantastic turnout with over 150 parents who have children of all ages from Nursery to Year 6. During the afternoon Mrs Casey delivered a short presentation to explain what happens during maths lessons in school and to give hints and tips of how to help children at home. She was well supported by some fantastic year 6 children who acted as guides and shared their experiences with the parents. Lots of our parents took away resources about our calculation methods and websites they could use with their children along with helpful tips on how they can support children with maths in daily life.
The highlight of the afternoon was visits to the classrooms where teachers had planned a range of activities for the children to complete with their parents. The atmosphere around school was brilliant and lots of parents commented how much it had helped them to understand what is expected of their child in school. We finished with an opportunity for parents to ask Mrs Casey any questions arising from their class visits. The parents who attended also completed a brief questionnaire about the usefulness of the afternoon and what else they would like the school to provide.
The response from parents was overwhelmingly positive with many lovely comments;
It was useful to see how the work was broken down into logical steps
It will be helpful for me to understand in which way they work and will allow me to be more helpful with their homework
Below is a copy of the presentation and information which was shared for those parents who were unable to attend. Please speak to your child about the maths they do in class and ask their teacher if you need any further support.