Learn with your child
Each term we are delighted to invite you to join your children in a series of fun and interactive activities to find out more about what your children are learning and our new and improved curriculum: Curriculum K . Please watch out for upcoming sessions in our weekly newsletter.
1st Learn with Your Child session: Active Maths
Our first learn with your child session was a huge success! Over 120 parents joined their children to take part in an active maths lesson, which is our new and improved approach to teaching maths. Active Maths teams physical activity with learning so that your children can learn key skills and knowledge whilst getting fit and keeping healthy. Your children will now take part in increased opportunities to move more during their maths lessons and every other week they will take part in one maths lesson outside of their classrooms. This style of teaching is inline with the latest research that shows increased physical activity improves concentration and learning.
Active Maths at home
If you would like to get more active with your children at home, whilst helping them to improve their understanding of maths check out the following links and ideas.
· Move to multiples – chant times tables whilst hopping or jumping
· Go on a number hunt around the local area
· Count in 1s, 2s or even 8s whilst skipping
· Add or subtract one more or ten less to door numbers you pass whilst on a walk
· Hide maths questions in a green space for you children to find and answer
Keep an eye on our school website for more ideas on how your children can get active whilst learning maths.
Our next ‘Learn with your child’ session is on Monday 30th September and will focus on outdoor learning. This will equip you with more ideas about how you can help your children to learn whilst playing outside.
2nd Learn with Your Child session: Outdoor Learning
Parents and pupils engaged in a wide range of maths and English learning activities in the biggest classroom in East Ham: Plashet Park!
Some comments from parents were:
-"children can come closer to nature, a more practical way of learning."
-"a whole new way of learning which children are enjoying."
-"simple and effective activities - we can even do these in the back garden."
3rd Learn with Your Child session: Physical Health
A big thank you for taking part in our Physical Health Parent Workshop. Over 50 parents from across the school participated in our new approach in teaching Physical Health and made the session a huge success.
During the session we highlighted how physical health improves our overall well -being physically as well as mentally. Most importantly how it can improve concentration and learning within the classroom which has a positive effect on academic progress.
We shared a wide range of activities that can also be practised at home. Here are a few suggestions: Skipping, hula hoops, riding a bike, playing football, walking, jumping jacks and scooting.
Here are some of the thoughts from the parents that attended:
“Good experience, I learned valuable information on effects on physical exercise and emotional health”
“I agree that physical health is good for children so a very good idea!”
“Thank you for creating awareness about physical health. All the exercises are really useful for the children. Today’s workshop will benefit the children.”
‘Physical activity is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it also helps keep a healthy mind.’
4th Learn with Your Child session: Health Science
On 13th November over 50 parents/carers attend our Health Science workshop to learn all about digestion. Our children and their grownups made a model of the digestive system to help them learn about what happens to the food we eat. The workshop – led by Mr Poulton – was a great success and both the children and their parents/carers had great fun.
“A fantastic practical session. The children were very engaged and we all had fun.”
“ It was an interesting session, which made us curious about how we can learn interesting things about our bodies whilst playing.”