‘At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents’ - Jane D. Hull.
Parents, children and teachers well done on a very successful Maths week! What a week we have had here at Esker ETNS. This was such a good week to show the children why they need maths every day and not just in the classroom or maths book.
Children explained to me this week that we need our numeracy skills when we go shopping, travelling on the bus, going to the cinema and even sharing a pizza with our friends.
Our week was full of maths stations, trails and code cracking. We had so many parents come to join us in every class which made it extra fun.
Junior Infants - Maths Stations. Junior infants showed their parents what they have learned this year by making patterns, sorting, counting, matching and building.
Senior Infants – Maths Stations. Parents came in every day this week to help Senior Infants with their counting, netbooks, patterns, matching and addition sums.
1st Class – Maths 4 Fun session with parents. The children played lots of card and dice games with their parents.
2nd Class – Maths Packs. Parents were invited into school to talk to Gemma about our maths pack. This was a pilot scheme we ran last year which proved successful, so we will continue to run it. Every child was given a maths pack containing: cards, counters,dice, snakes and ladders, a hundred square, language, symbol and number cards. Once a week the teacher will give ‘maths pack’ homework. The parents all agreed to play with their children to develop their numeracy skills.
3rd – 6th Class – Maths Trails. Parents were invited into school to take a team of children from their child’s class on a maths trail around the school. This was a great example of using our ‘maths eyes’ looking at the environment to find shapes, angles, counting, dividing, using fractions and measuring.
A HUGE thank you to all of our parents who took part this week. We could not have run the week without you, and looking at the children’s faces they loved having you in. We are doing lots of work on problem solving skills with the children, we are focusing on maths language and turning this language into mathematical sentences, and solving.
Well done everybody. Please check out our gallery for more photos of our Maths week.
Colette says a great big congratulations to Gemma on our most successful and best attended maths week ever.