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This article has been designed to give you some ideas as how you could use Maths and English at home to support your child’s learning.
There are many ways you can help your child in Maths and English at home. Everyday activities such as cooking or shopping will help your child enhance their reading, writing and numeracy skills. For example ask them to find the cheapest pasta in the supermarket or spell the items on your shopping list. All of the ideas in this leaflet encourage your child to use the skills they are developing in school.
Reading at home can involve:
It is helpful to:
Handy Hints for Spelling:
You can encourage your child to use maths in everyday activities. Children of this age like to be independent. Invite your child to plan and work things out, and to take charge of a project.
Cooking a mealLet your child plan and cook a meal for the family, with your support where it is needed. This involves a lot of maths. Your child can plan a menu and the shopping list, deciding on amounts, working out values for money and calculating change.Cooking involves weighing, measuring, calculating and thinking about times and temperature.
Ordering a takeawayUse a takeaway menu to order a pretend meal or one that you plan to have one day soon.You could ask your child:
ShoppingUsing money and working out the change.Ask them to find the cheapest priced item. When buying items on offer ask them to guess how much you’re saving as a monetary value or a percentage.