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Helping your child with their maths


Be positive! Don’t say negative things about maths such as “I could never do maths”.

Praise effort – if they work hard at it say well done even if they have made mistakes.

Mistakes are opportunities to learn! Don’t criticise mistakes if they have worked hard. Ask your child to look again and try and learn from the mistake. l If you can, think of similar questions to practise.

Maths teaching today may be different to when you were at school. We teach different methods as the child gets older. You may not have learnt the same methods but it is important you are consistent with school. For example, in order for children to fully understand, it is important they do not move on to formal, short, written methods of calculation to early. Speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions or go to the maths at home website below.



Maths at Home Website

This website has short video clips that explain the main concepts taught in each year group.

You will need to use your child’s school login details to access this webpage. If your child is not sure of their login details, please ask the class teacher.

Helping your child at home: Maths – Using and Applying

The powerpoint from the recent parent workshop. Easy ideas for using and applying maths knowledge and skills at home and out and about.

Parent guide Using and Applying maths skills

This guide was shared at the recent workshop. Lots of ideas, games and activities for Reception to Year 6.

Calculation Policy