Friday, 26 May 2017

Helping Parents With Primary School Maths - 18th May 2017

Maths in primary school is a challenge - for parents as much as for children! We all want to support our children but so much has changed - the vocabulary as well as the concepts. Can we credibly help or are we making matters worse! We will be speaking to Maths Lead Teacher Lucille Feather from Fleetville Juniors, St Albans and Nick Yeldham from Manland School in Harpenden who has been involved in a number of Maths research projects with the NCETM (National Centre for the Excellence in Teaching of Mathematics) and Cambridge University. We will be talking about how maths is taught in school today and whether it is possible to inject a bit of fun into maths.
We will also speak to Jo Issa from Primary Maths, Oxford University Press.
Jo will be talking about what strategies OUP has for parents to support children with maths. We will also be asking for more information about Singapore Maths and its place in the UK curriculum.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Camping Or Glamping? - 4th May 2017

We discuss the benefits for the whole family of camper-vanning around Britain with outdoor expert, BBC star Martin Dorey and local dad, Toby Cross who thinks nothing of pitching the tent up in the garden most weekends! Lastly, we are joined by Chris Green OBE from the Summer Camps Trust who fills us in on the benefits of residential summer camps for British children.