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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.

What to expect in the 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.

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.

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.

Autumn 2022

  • Y5/6 Welcome meeting 6th Septemeber
  • Y3/4 Welcome meeting 8th September
  • Y1/2 Welcome meeting 12th September
  • Times Table Rcokstars Day 16th September
  • Send Coffee Morning 22nd September
  • French Fun day 26th September
  • Y1 Phonics Fun Session 4th October

Adult Learning

Please keep checking this section to find out information and dates for future adult learning taking place at East Dene.