Supporting Your Child with Key Stage 2 Maths

Ref: C3744645

We will cover activities that the whole family can engage in together, that use Maths skills without the children really knowing it is Maths they are using. There will also be activities that children can do on their own, whilst having fun and keeping them occupied and using their brains. Some activities will be physical, keeping them moving, others will be stationary or computer based. Some of the ideas can be used on holiday, too. We will try out a few activities ourselves and have time for looking at any areas of Maths you, the parents, are less confident with, so you can help your children in those areas too. Confidence is such an important factor in children's learning of Maths, so if you are as confident as possible in your skills, you can promote confidence in them too.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College delivering Adult Education in the community

Course aim

To give parents ideas and strategies to help their KeyStage Two (7-11 year old) children with Maths in a fun way, especially over the Summer Holidays.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Childminders, grandparents or anyone else with a vested interest in a specific child's education are welcome.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have ideas for helping my child with Maths
  • Feel more confident in helping my child with any problems they face
  • Have a better understanding of the KS2 school's curriculum and what/how my child is learning
  • Feel more confident in my own Maths skills

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Supporting Your Child with Key Stage 2 Maths


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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