The National Curriculum for maths aims to ensure that all pupils:
The principle focus of maths at key stage one is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This should involve working with numerals, words and the four operations. This includes using practical resources.
How to Help
There are many ways you can help your child in maths. Adults use lots of maths at home, in everyday activities such as cooking, shopping and DIY. We use a range of maths while spending money, measuring, calculating, and so on. You can talk with your child about things like planning the meals for the week and making a shopping list. Using money is good for counting and doing maths in your head, and measuring is good for estimating.
Probably the biggest help a parent needs to help their child with numeracy is the JARGON!
What is a...
A number sentence is an arrangement of numbers and symbols, such as the following:
6 + 7 = 13
45 - 6 = 39
8 x 9 = 72
48 ÷ 8 = 6
Number bonds are also often referred to as 'number pairs'. They are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.
More information on what the "jargon" means can be found at this site.
At The Grange children learn in a real and practical way. They will be learning to think about the methods they use for solving problems individually, in groups and as a class. They will be talking about their methods and using pictures, lists and tables to present their results.
Some of the things that will be covered in Year 1 and 2 include:
Take a look at the bottom of this page and on the "Maths Zone" page for some ideas on how you can help your child become more confident with their Maths.