passionate about maths and teaching
We are passionate about maths and believe that it is vitally important for children to have secure foundations in the basic skills to enable them to build on these. We want children to enjoy maths and to have a good understanding of number, pattern, problem solving and shape to enable them to start school with confidence and a love of maths.
Sarah and Toni have worked together as primary maths consultants for over 15 years and have worked with many children, teachers and parents within their role. They continue their work with schools through their company First4Maths and support teachers with planning and assessing maths, ensuring that children make maximum progress throughout their primary school years. They are passionate about making sure that children and the adults that work with them, develop a love and understanding of mathematics. A key aim of Maths Tots is to ensure that parents develop confidence in how they can support their children with their maths. Sarah and Toni meet many parents in their role who have no prior enjoyment of maths in their own education and as a result they “dread” being asked to help their children with maths. This is something that they manage to overcome by working with First4Maths therefore we want to make sure that parents can overcome these feelings as early as possible by attending Maths Tots with their children from an early age.
Clare is currently an Early Years Foundation Stage teacher in a primary school and is passionate about making learning experiences practical, fun and engaging. She is looking forward to using her knowledge of children’s expected starting points on entry to school coupled with the expectations for the first year of school to ensure that our Maths Tots are fully prepared for their learning journey in school.
Fully Qualified, Experienced Teachers
Sarah Skelley, Toni Priddey, Clare Forsyth
your questions, answered
Below are the answers to your most commonly asked questions
Why would my toddler benefit from a maths class?
We believe that it is vitally important for children to have secure foundations in the basic skills to enable them to build on these. Our classes are fun and interactive and allow children to explore maths through stories, nursery rhymes, creative activities, music and active learning. We want children to enjoy maths and to have a good understanding of number, pattern, problem solving and shape to enable them to start school with confidence and a love of maths.
Can’t I just do this at home?
Of course, one of our main aims is to show our Maths Tots and their parents how easy it is to integrate maths into every-day life and to share our love of maths with you. As parents ourselves, we know how hard it is to keep all of the plates juggling and to remember the kinds of activities that we ‘should’ be doing with our children. Our classes will have lots of lovely activities ready set out for you and your child to enjoy and you will be able to see which ones you could then consolidate at home. The classes provide children and their parents and grandparents with social experiences which we found important ourselves as parents of young children. Children watch other children and part of their learning is by copying and interacting with others. We have tried to select our venues based on the opportunity for you to easily grab a cup of tea or coffee after the sessions so that you have the chance to continue to chat with others, if the children let you of course…
How much do the sessions cost?
Sessions are £6 for Pay as you go, each session must be booked in advance to ensure that there is space. If you book a half term of sessions in advance you will receive 10% off and guarantee your space for the half term.
Where and when are the classes?
Classes are currently held on Fridays at Sandiway Methodist Church, CW8 2NF. Age 1 – 2½ from 9:30am to 10:20am. Age 2½ – starting school from 10:50am to 11:40am
If you have any other questions, please call us on 07816 523576 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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