Swindon junior school invites parents for a maths lesson

By Jessica Durston - 3 February 2023


Parents of pupils at Noremarsh Junior School joined their children for a maths lesson, to help with future home learning sessions.

Noremarsh Junior School, in Royal Wootton Bassett, recently invited parents into the building to experience a maths lesson alongside their children.

Staff offered teas, coffees, and snacks to the families attending, as well as giving those in attendance the chance to have their say on maths home learning.

A spokesperson from Noremarsh said: "As the saying goes the only way to learn Maths is to do it and that is exactly what happened.  Families were invited into the classrooms to sit with their children and peers to learn equations, times tables and more! 

"Families then went back to the hall where they were able to share their thoughts on how they feel the school can help them with home learning."

Staff said parents commented on how maths is a learning curve and can be tricky to practice and explain at home. The parents added that seeing maths practice in school made them feel more confident in helping their children at home.

The school said they received lots of comments about how impressed they were with the technology they had seen being used, and how it had advanced in time.

Overall, all the families attending were said to have enjoyed their visit, and that they were looking forward to returning for any more events in the future.

Michelle Card, Assistant Headteacher for Noremarsh Junior School said: “It was wonderful to see so many people attend the Maths Morning. Maths is evolving so we want to create strong partnerships with our families so we can help their home learning. Mistakes are proof that we are trying and that is important, as learning is trying.

"It was useful to get an input from the parents to help us understand where they are struggling with home learning and how we can help them. A massive thank you to the teachers for allowing families into their lesson and to all who attended.”

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