If you've ever wondered how to help your child at home and are unsure about how maths is taught - our teachers have produced some videos that you can play to your child that will help their understanding with homework. Click on Maths Calculations Videos on the left.

Primary school children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12x12. Under the current National Curriculum, children are supposed to know their times tables by the end of Year 4, but they are not formally tested on them other than through multiplication questions in the Year 6 maths SATs. However All Y4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested in the summer term of Year 4 from 2020.  The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) was officially announced by the Department for Education (DfE) in September 2017. It will be administered for children in Year 4, starting in the 2019-20 academic year. For further information on this visit TheSchoolRun.com

A great site for practising times tables is Maths Chase

Also take a look at the link on the left - to Maths at Home - an LGfL (London Grid for Learning) resource for busy parents.

 

The Family Maths Toolkit from National Numeracy is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together.

The site also offers resources to help teachers support family engagement with children’s maths learning.

“Helping children improve their everyday maths”

The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together.

The site also offers resources to help teachers support family engagement with children's maths learning.

Top tips for parents and families:

Be positive about maths. Don't say things like "I can’t do maths" or "I hated maths at school"; your child might start to think like that themselves.

Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.

Praise your child for effort rather than talent - this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.