Great news about LGfL's first resource for parents: Maths at home has launched for Key Stage 1, adding to the existing, exciting KS2 content.
'Maths at home - support for busy parents' is exactly what it says, and has been incredibly successful since its KS2 launch in November. The addition of KS1 coverage and an EYFS video makes it an all-through Primary resource intended to equip parents to give the help they want to, but often do not feel equipped for.
A video has been made for each revised National Curriculum statement across all Primary Key Stages. Each video is a snapshot of how many schools may teach the particular strand, and also provides examples of how parents could support their child at home. Where appropriate, video content is reinforced with a selection of downloadable resources.
Maths at home videos are designed to feel like they are taking place on a table at home, encouraging communication, conversation and lots of fun while working on them.
The resources bring Maths to life, highlighting learning opportunities within cookery, play, decorating and gardening. Most importantly, they aim to ignite conversations between children and parents, and to make Maths a positive and enjoyable experience outside of school.
Teachers are encouraged to share the resource at workshops, parents' evenings and in newsletters, so that parents feel supported as they help their child with Maths at home.
‘This is top notch stuff from LGfL; we plan to use it immediately to strengthen home-school links’
Deputy Head teacher – Forest Academy (Croydon)
‘This is an excellent example of one London school developing outstanding practice and resources, and then LGfL working in partnership to increase the scale, scope and audience for the original idea.’
Bob Usher - LGfL Content Manager