Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

0151 228 4024

stmargaretmary@knowsley.gov.uk

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Family Numeracy.

This year once again we are running our successful Family Numeracy sessions. We all use maths every day, often without realising it. Helping your child feel confident about maths at home gives them a head start with their learning at school.

The Family Numeracy sessions are brimming with tips and advice including:

  • Advice about school and maths
  • How a good understanding of maths helps in everyday life
  • How to improve your own maths
  • Information on the national curriculum
  • Helping your child with maths homework
  • Current maths teaching methods

 

Session 1:

During our first session we looked at using Numicon to help support learning such as number bonds up to 10, number recognition and ordering numbers.

 

Session 2:

During our second session we enjoyed spending time exploring and playing maths games/activities on ipads. We had fun counting groups of objects, completing number lines, finding number bonds and selecting shapes and colours to decorate gingerbread men. This week at home we are looking forward to trying more of the apps and accessing Education City.

Session 3:

This week we have been following and giving instructions using positional language. The children enjoyed using the Beebots in a variety of ways, which included following directions on a map and finding numbers and shapes. We ended the session reading the story of ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ and the children used actions to help retell the story. 

Session 4:

We have had a lot of fun this week learning about 2D shapes. We began our session playing the ‘Shape Shop’ game. We called the ‘Shape Shop’ and described different shapes properties to see if they had any in their shop. With our parents we enjoyed a shape hunt around the hall and we were brilliant at completing the challenge of finding shapes with more than 4 sides. We ended the session making shape pizzas and making shape toppings to go on them. They looked good enough to eat!

Session 5:

This week we had lots of fun learning about measuring. We completed a number of activities which involved drawing around the children and measuring themselves using non-standard units such as cubes, straws, feet and even superheroes. The superheroes were a favourite for measuring and they were great for comparing and ordering in size. The children enjoyed making play dough worms and they were great using vocabulary prompted such as ‘longer’ and ‘shorter’ when comparing them.