We explain what chunking is and how this division technique is taught in primary school to help your child divide large numbers.
These games and toys consolidate early reading skills, help with simple maths calculations, boost strategic thinking and even introduce your KS1 child to engineering and geology! For literacy and numeracy fun in toy form, these are the games to try.
Learning a foreign language will be compulsory for Key Stage 2 children from 2014, and Mandarin is likely to be an option in forward-thinking schools. Lucy Dimbylow explains what you need to know about Chinese in primary schools.
We explain what the column method is, how it is set out and why it is an efficient method for working out addition and subtraction.
Parents faced with their child being excluded from school are often very upset and confused about the legalities and the possible consequences. Moira Holden looks at the regulations that surround the exclusion process and offers support and accurate information from the experts.
With all Year 6 children now required to take a spelling, punctuation and grammar test and more emphasis on the technical side of English in the new primary curriculum, we asked the experts for their top tips and practical activities to help your child engage with – and enjoy – grammar.
The days of colic and cradle cap may be long gone, but your primary school child is now susceptible to a different range of health issues. From tummy bugs and nits to emotional health concerns, Lucy Dimbylow looks at what you need to know to keep them safe and well.
Not everything your child needs to get on in life can be learned in the classroom. From typing and DIY skills to cooking and lifesaving, here are seven vital skills that will stand them in good stead in the primary-school years and beyond. By Lucy Dimbylow
Pondering life’s big questions could have some surprising benefits for your child. So how is philosophy taught in primary schools, and how can you encourage children to think deeper at home?
We explain what the four operations are and how children learn about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division over KS1 and KS2, working towards solving problems involving all four operations.