Back to school for parents
PARENTS in Portishead were invited back to school to brush up on their maths skills.
PARENTS in Portishead were invited back to school to brush up on their maths skills. Methods of teaching are changing all the time and recognising this, St Peter's Primary School invited parents in to school for a morning to learn the methods now used to teach mathematics to their children.
Deputy headteacher, Nic Baykaa-Murray, said: "We understand and are very pleased that parents want to help their children develop their learning, however it is very common for pupils to become very confused after enthusiastic parents show them the way they were taught in school many years ago.
"Therefore, we thought if parents came in and spent some time in their children's class, they could see how the children are taught.
"We also held a multiplication and division session just for the parents which provided plenty of opportunity for them to ask questions.
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"Parents who attended now know the fancy new mathematical terms such as the grid method and chunking."
Mum of two pupils at the school, Claire Taylor, said: "Maths was never my strongest subject but I found the session very useful. I understand so much more now and feel better equipped to help both my children.
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