National Numeracy Parental Engagement Project

Yesterday, Years 3 and 4 were joined by some of their parents and carers in classes to start using their family maths scrapbooks, which the National Numeracy charity have kindly provided. All classes worked on their first challenge – dominos – and enjoyed doing working with their families to complete this!

Iain from National Numeracy then arrived at school and held a ‘Help your child love maths!’ workshop for parents and carers in Years 1 – 6 which focussed on supporting children to develop positive attitudes towards maths. All parents and carers who attended were offered access to National Numeracy’s free online learning tool for adults, the National Numeracy Challenge, and were entered into a raffle to win a family hamper, which was won by Antije!

If you were unable to attend, don’t worry! If you are a parent or carer of a child in Reception through to Year 6, you can sign up to receive a free copy of the Family Maths Toolkit to use at home by following this link: Here, you will find over 200 ‘everyday maths’ activities for your family to do together. If you would like to improve your own confidence with maths, you may wish to take part in the National Numeracy Challenge, which can be accessed by following this link:

Tesco Donation – Thank you!

Thank you to Tesco Cheetham Hill for your generous donation of £100 to be used to help with some new resources for our Lotus Room. This is very much appreciated! Thank you!

The Lotus Room is a place where children can spend time with a Play Therapist or Therapeutic Support Worker.  Children come for many different reasons.  They might be feeling worried, or sad, maybe scared or angry.  At times children struggle to cope with changes in their life, for example, moving house, new school, family separation etc. 

If you feel you would like your child to access some support  from the Lotus room staff you can pop in to see us and we will arrange a time for you to discuss any concerns you have.  We can also offer advice and support such as parenting advice on things like bedtime routines, setting boundaries, children’s stages of development.