Helping Your Child

The below booklet may be useful in helping you as a parent/carer to find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their early years.

Guidance to your child’s learning and development in EYFS

Times Tables

Learning times table facts can have a huge impact on a child’s ability in many areas of the maths curriculum. When the new curriculum was introduced in 2014, the government set out the following expectations for times table knowledge:

  • By the end of Year 2, children should know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 10, 5 and 2 times tables (up to 12 x 10, 12 x 5 and 12 x 2)
  • By the end of Year 3, they should also know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 3, 4 and 8 times tables
  • By the end of Year 4, children should know the multiplication and division facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12

How you can help at home

The best way for children to learn times tables is through regular practice. Times table facts need to be learnt so that they can quickly give the correct answer without needing to count up. There are some excellent games that your child can play on the internet which are good fun and encourage your child to keep coming back  to improve their scores. We would particularly recommend the following websites:

The Department For Education have recently announced that from June 2020 Year 4 children will sit an on-screen times table check.

Maths Passports

At East Dene Primary School, we are very excited to introduce our new strategy for improving children’s mental maths skills; we are introducing East Dene’s Maths Passports!

Information about Maths Passports

Explanation for Parents

Africa

Asia

Australasia

Europe

Globetrotters

North America

South America

Times Tables

Learning times table facts can have a huge impact on a child’s ability in many areas of the maths curriculum. When the new curriculum was introduced in 2014, the government set out the following expectations for times table knowledge:

  • By the end of Year 2, children should know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 10, 5 and 2 times tables (up to 12 x 10, 12 x 5 and 12 x 2)
  • By the end of Year 3, they should also know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 3, 4 and 8 times tables
  • By the end of Year 4, children should know the multiplication and division facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12

How you can help at home

The best way for children to learn times tables is through regular practice. Times table facts need to be learnt so that they can quickly give the correct answer without needing to count up. There are some excellent games that your child can play on the internet which are good fun and encourage your child to keep coming back  to improve their scores. We would particularly recommend the following websites:

The Department For Education have recently announced that from June 2020 Year 4 children will sit an on-screen times table check.

Maths Passports

At East Dene Primary School, we are very excited to introduce our new strategy for improving children’s mental maths skills; we are introducing East Dene’s Maths Passports!

Information about Maths Passports

Explanation for Parents

Africa

Asia

Australasia

Europe

Globetrotters

North America

South America

Parent Workshops/Open Classrooms

At East Dene Primary we are proud to regularly invite parents /carers and family members to workshops to support their child’s learning at home. For those parents who are unable to make any of the workshops information from the workshops will be available to download.

All parents are welcome to attend Parent Workshops.  We are continually trying to meet the needs of our pupils and parents therefore if you have any feedback regarding the workshops please see Mrs Ridge.

As well as running subject specific workshops we also invite our parents/carers in to observe how we teach English and Maths to our children – these are called our Open Classroom sessions. Parents/Carers are not expected to participate in the sessions but opportunities will be provided by the class teacher at a later date should parents request any additional information.

September 2017

  • Y6 Welcome Meeting – 7th September 3:30pm – Y6 curriculum & expectations
  • Y2 Welcome Meeting – 11th September 3:30pm – Y2 curriculum & expectations
  • Y5 Welcome Meeting – 12th September 3:30pm – Y5 curriculum & expectations
  • Y4 Welcome Meeting – 15th September 3:30pm
  • Y3 Welcome Meeting – 18th September 3:30pm
  • Y1 Welcome Meeting – 19th September 3:30pm
  • F2 Welcome Meeting – 21st September 3:30pm
  • F1 Welcome Meeting – 25th September 3:30pm

October 2017

  • EYFS – Phonics Fun Day – 5th October – 9am start – how to develop early reading skills
  • KS1 Open Classroom Event – 10th October – 9am – 10am
  • Maths Workshop – 12th October – 2:15pm – 3:15pm – arithmetic focus
  • KS2 Open Classroom – 17th October – 9am – 10am

November 2017

  • KS1 Open Classroom – 21st October – 9am – 10am
  • KS2 Open Classroom – 28th October – 9am – 10am

January 2018

  • Year 1 RWI Phonics Parents Workshop – 18th January – 2:45pm – 3:15pm – information regarding the Y1 phonics screen.
  • KS1 Open Classroom – 23rd January – 9:00am – 10:00am

February 2018

  • Dates to be confirmed

Adult Learning

A ‘Functional Maths’ programme lasting 5 weeks will be run at East Dene Primary School on Wednesday mornings.

The first session, including assessment and enrolment, will be held on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 from 9:15am – 11:15am. This programme will support parents and carers in developing their basic maths skills. The course will be run by tutor Rebecca Morgan, from Rotherham Adult Learning.

If you would like to join this group or would like to find out further information then please contact either our school office or email julie.ripley@rotherham.gov.uk.

Science Take Home Bags

Our Science Take Home Bags are a fantastic way of extending children’s scientific learning at home. The bags are filled with fun, educational science based activities that encourage family involvement.

Children will take turns taking the Science bags home to enjoy. Each bag will include a topic book, a learning diary and an activity card.