Helping your child with mathematics mastery at KS1 – information for parents

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We all know that secure learning comes from practice and engagement. One of the best ways to help your child become a confident mathematician is to play maths games with them. There are many games which will help children rehearse mathematical skills. Attached is a word document which suggests some ideas which your children may be familiar with from their learning in school, and also some other games which would benefit them if you played them at home.

Regular counting and looking for shapes in the environment is also helpful, as well as helping your child to be familiar with money. Telling the time on a regular basis is important. In Year 1 we tell the time to o’clock and half past, as well as solving problems with time, such as what time will it be in half an hour. In Year 2 we learn to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

In Year 2, children learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and practising these with your child would be useful. They need to be able to apply the number facts so that they can use them to solve problems. As always, please do come in and ask if you would like to know more about how to support your child.

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