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WPS Parent/Carer Numeracy Support Workshop

Werrington Primary School

WPS Parent/Carer Numeracy Support Workshop

 

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
I would like to share with you further information regarding the Parent/Carer Information Workshops planned for this term. The questionnaire we sent out in November gave us a good steer towards the areas you typically find most difficult in supporting your child’s numeracy and literacy at home. In an attempt to start addressing some of the issues raised in the questionnaires we have planned our first workshop on a numeracy theme. 
 
We have rearranged the Staff Continuing Professional Development timetable to enable a Parent/Carer after school workshop on Monday 7th February 4.00pm to 5.30pm. We considered many options regarding the date and timing of this and whilst on this occasion it may not be the most ideal for you, we hope that many of you will be able to join us. The structure and content of the workshops are aimed directly at a Parent/Carer audience – we kindly ask that children do not attend on this occasion. We hope that this will allow you to access and engage fully within the workshops. If you cannot attend this particular event, all of the materials used during the afternoon will be posted on the school website (www.werringtonprimaryschool.co.uk) including video and tutorials demonstrating the calculation methods.
 
On this occasion the focus will be on the DfE Numeracy Strategy - calculation methods we promote in school. The staff have planned a range of demonstration activities which are designed to showcase the calculation methods used in their year group. Please see the workshops below for each year group. You may have children in different year groups and we have built in a transition element allowing you to benefit from two year group’s workshops. This is a great opportunity for you to experience at first hand the calculation methods taught in school. There are two additional workshops: Mrs Threadgill will be running a Challenge workshop looking at how you can extend maths challenges and Teaching Assistant’s who directly support our Wave 2 (Springboard) and Wave 3 interventions sharing this approach to supporting children with numeracy IEP’s (Individual Education Plans).
 
Please don’t panic! Whilst we hope you will join in, we will not bombard you with on the spot Tables Tests and pages of sums.
 

4.00pm-4.05pm
4.05pm-4.25pm
4.25pm-4.30pm
4.30pm-4.50pm
4.50pm-4.55pm
4.55pm-5.15pm
5.20pm
Start and Introduction
The Numeracy Strategy for Primary Schools
Assessing Pupil Progress – APP
WORKSHOPS I
Transition – allowing you to move to another classroom
WORKSHOPS II
Plenary and close
Year Group
Mrs Threadgill
 
Teaching Assistants
Workshop Theme
I.                     Challenge Maths
II.                   Challenge Maths
I.                     TA Maths Interventions
II.                   TA Maths Interventions
EYFS/Reception
I.                     EYFS Number and Calculating
II.                   EYFS Number, Shape and Space
Yr1
I.                     Progression using a number line for addition
II.                   Progression using a number line for subtraction
Yr2
I.                     Multiplication on a number line (repeated addition)
II.                   Division on a number line (repeated subtraction)
Yr3
I.                     Chunking method for division
II.                   Multiplication by partitioning and recombining
Yr4
I.                     The GRID method for multiplication
II.                   Column addition and subtraction
Yr5
I.                     The BUS Stop method for division
II.                   Short multiplication using the column method
Yr6
I.                     Bus Stop method for division and beyond
II.                   Column method multiplication with decimals

We hope that you will be able to make arrangements that enable you to join us for our first Parent/Carer Numeracy Support workshop. However we do understand that this may not be possible and hope that the materials we post on the school website will be of use to you.
 
Please complete the reply slip to indicate your Workshop I and II choices.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Yours sincerely,
Mr Wilding
Headteacher
WPS Parent/Carer Numeracy Support Workshop
 
Parent/Carer name _______________________________________________ Child in Class ______________
 
Workshop I choice     Year ___    Title of Workshop   ________________________________________________
 
Workshop II choice   Year ___    Title of Workshop    _______________________________________________
 
OR I am unable to attend.

 

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
I would like to share with you further information regarding the Parent/Carer Information Workshops planned for this term. The questionnaire we sent out in November gave us a good steer towards the areas you typically find most difficult in supporting your child’s numeracy and literacy at home. In an attempt to start addressing some of the issues raised in the questionnaires we have planned our first workshop on a numeracy theme. 
 
We have rearranged the Staff Continuing Professional Development timetable to enable a Parent/Carer after school workshop on Monday 7th February 4.00pm to 5.30pm. We considered many options regarding the date and timing of this and whilst on this occasion it may not be the most ideal for you, we hope that many of you will be able to join us. The structure and content of the workshops are aimed directly at a Parent/Carer audience – we kindly ask that children do not attend on this occasion. We hope that this will allow you to access and engage fully within the workshops. If you cannot attend this particular event, all of the materials used during the afternoon will be posted on the school website (www.werringtonprimaryschool.co.uk) including video and tutorials demonstrating the calculation methods.
 
On this occasion the focus will be on the DfE Numeracy Strategy - calculation methods we promote in school. The staff have planned a range of demonstration activities which are designed to showcase the calculation methods used in their year group. Please see the workshops below for each year group. You may have children in different year groups and we have built in a transition element allowing you to benefit from two year group’s workshops. This is a great opportunity for you to experience at first hand the calculation methods taught in school. There are two additional workshops: Mrs Threadgill will be running a Challenge workshop looking at how you can extend maths challenges and Teaching Assistant’s who directly support our Wave 2 (Springboard) and Wave 3 interventions sharing this approach to supporting children with numeracy IEP’s (Individual Education Plans).
 
Please don’t panic! Whilst we hope you will join in, we will not bombard you with on the spot Tables Tests and pages of sums.
 

4.00pm-4.05pm
4.05pm-4.25pm
4.25pm-4.30pm
4.30pm-4.50pm
4.50pm-4.55pm
4.55pm-5.15pm
5.20pm
Start and Introduction
The Numeracy Strategy for Primary Schools
Assessing Pupil Progress – APP
WORKSHOPS I
Transition – allowing you to move to another classroom
WORKSHOPS II
Plenary and close
Year Group
Mrs Threadgill
 
Teaching Assistants
Workshop Theme
I.                     Challenge Maths
II.                   Challenge Maths
I.                     TA Maths Interventions
II.                   TA Maths Interventions
EYFS/Reception
I.                     EYFS Number and Calculating
II.                   EYFS Number, Shape and Space
Yr1
I.                     Progression using a number line for addition
II.                   Progression using a number line for subtraction
Yr2
I.                     Multiplication on a number line (repeated addition)
II.                   Division on a number line (repeated subtraction)
Yr3
I.                     Chunking method for division
II.                   Multiplication by partitioning and recombining
Yr4
I.                     The GRID method for multiplication
II.                   Column addition and subtraction
Yr5
I.                     The BUS Stop method for division
II.                   Short multiplication using the column method
Yr6
I.                     Bus Stop method for division and beyond
II.                   Column method multiplication with decimals

We hope that you will be able to make arrangements that enable you to join us for our first Parent/Carer Numeracy Support workshop. However we do understand that this may not be possible and hope that the materials we post on the school website will be of use to you.
 
Please complete the reply slip to indicate your Workshop I and II choices.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Yours sincerely,
Mr Wilding
Headteacher
WPS Parent/Carer Numeracy Support Workshop
 
Parent/Carer name _______________________________________________ Child in Class ______________
 
Workshop I choice     Year ___    Title of Workshop   ________________________________________________
 
Workshop II choice   Year ___    Title of Workshop    _______________________________________________
 
OR I am unable to attend.