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Family English Maths and Language courses

Keeping up with Children Maths

Location: Delivered online

Family Learning courses are engagement courses, helping families move back into learning.

These courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, so we must restrict the number of courses that any individual learner can do. These courses are free, and we would like to be able to offer them to as many people in Kent as possible.

YOU MAY ONLY ENROL ON ONE PARENTING COURSE OR ONE CREATIVE FAMILY LEARNING COURSE.
IN ADDITION, YOU MAY ENROL ON ONE ENGLISH, MATHS OR LANGUAGE COURSE.
THESE GUIDELINES APPLY IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR (1ST AUGUST 2021 TO 31ST JULY 2022).

Priority for places is given to NEW LEARNERS.
Please do not enrol unless you are confident that you will attend, as any no shows could have benefitted another family.


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This online course is for Mothers, fathers and carers with children aged 4 to 11 years.

It is designed to:
Familiarise adults with a range of new calculation methods and mental maths strategies currently used to teach maths in primary schools. It aims to help adults feel confident in supporting their children’s learning in maths whilst providing an opportunity to brush up their own skills. It can be used as a route onto a longer maths course with accreditation at the end.

Content will include all/some of the following:
• Look at new methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division taught in schools and compare with traditional formal written methods
• Identify the age/stage expectations and key objectives in the KS1 & KS2 Numeracy curriculum
• Discover hints and tips to help learn times tables
• Use the grid method and chunking when multiplying and dividing
• Understand what is meant by number bonds, partitioning, place-value and other mathematical terms and vocabulary which may be new and unfamiliar
• Make number lines, hundred squares, arrow cards, number fans and additional resources to support maths learning at home