Push pull mum, if you think it would help, do it. If it does help continue. If the school moans at you, moan back and continue. You are not asking them to do anything or spend anything so if they don't like it, it is petty.
Thanks guys - never thought I would end up scared to teach my own child sums but 10 years of experience with primary schools have beaten me into submission
My main worry is that teacher will try to set some My Maths homework and realise he has already done it.
I have already been told off for using old SATS papers (very old ones indeed inherited from his 16 year old cousin) because they will be "doing them ALL next year" and it will skew their results (doesn't Year 6 sound fun?
6 years of primary school and I have not been beaten into submission. I have just improved my techniques. My children are made to start at the beginning of Schofield and Sims books that are way too easy for mental arithmetic homework. These are books I have paid for. I just announce we are starting towards the end of the book. If this fails, I cut most of the pages out of the book so they have to start towards the end!
I can't solve everything though, but I am sick and tired of being told what not do at home by teachers who are not doing a particularly job with my child. If they were great teachers, and their advice was good, fine, but they're not. These are my children, my homework time, and my problem in the future - not theirs.
Skewing their results --- what a load of ********. The only thing that would skew the results would be if you had the real KS2 papers and gave them to your child in advance.
You know, I think it's the worst teachers who fuss about this kind of thing - they are worried that you'll find out they taught your child nothing. That's the only thing I find out whenever we do something at home that the school would disapprove of. The great teachers we've had are not in the least bothered. They're just pleased that something goes on at home from time to time which will help the child improve.