Big Maths Parent/Carer Information Sessions - September 2017
2 hour-long sessions were held in the KS1 hall to introduce parents and carers to the principles of Big Maths. We explained why, as a school, we continue to use Big Maths to help children to become fluent in number and encouraged all who came to do a timed Learn Its test!
We talked to children about the importance of having a positive attitude towards Mathematics and parents who attended talked about their own attitudes towards the subject.
Many parents asked for further information about Big Maths and since the evening we have produced introductory parent information leaflets. If you would like one of these please phone Mrs Haigh at school.
49 families attended the information session(s) and many of these requested more similar sessions to look further into Big Maths and how they can help their child(ren) at home.
Let's Learn Together Morning 2nd October 2017
BIG MATHS FOCUS!
Approximately 100 parents, grandparents and carers attended our learning morning which focused on Big Maths. Every classroom in school was buzzing as parents, grandparents and carers joined children in a variety of mathematical activities and challenges. Some adult visitors had their own skills challenged as teachers and children insisted that they have a go at a timed Learn Its challenge! Pencils were sharpened, the timer was set and off they went to prove that they had what it takes to "Beat That"! Children showed their families what they do in Big Maths sessions and explained the methods which we use.
We received over 50 feedback sheets which were overwhelmingly positive about the event.
Below are just a few of the comments we received:
"We have really enjoyed seeing our daughter work in her classroom. She seems to really enjoy maths which quite surprised me!"
"This was a great session to gain an insight into what my child does in maths. It has given me better knowledge in how I can help at home."
"It's clear to see that all the children enjoy doing the activities whilst learning."
"What a wonderful insight into the activities my child participates in the subject of mathematics. A super opportunity to be part of my child's learning. Inspiring teacher who makes learning fun. A lovely morning!"
"A fantastic range of learning activities, all fun and engaging for different skill levels. I love it that learning is fun and it helps them stay involved. I'm hoping that we can now recreate some of these activities at home."
"Great fun! Loads of happy faces! Keep making them smile and you're half way there!"
"Great insight into the way maths is taught - very informative."
"I have children in 3 classes and I saw the same in each class I visited - all the children were really enjoying their maths and loved showing us what they could do. It was really good to see how the children love doing Big Maths."
" I have really enjoyed learning and seeing for myself how Big maths is done in class. I did not enjoy maths at all at school and believed I couldn't do it. Big maths is fun and has left me wanting to do more! Thankyou."
There are so many more quotes we could put here - thanks to all who attended for making it such a special morning!
The message from parents and carers is clear from the feedback - our children love maths and our parents and carers are keen to help them to learn at home!