Maths at home

Summer Holiday 

Keeping children's skills sharp and ready for the next year of learning.

The long Summer holiday is a time when we know children's academic learning can go out of long term memory with some important learning lost. Learning is about regular and routine practice and holidays can be rather irregular times with less routine. This makes them great and Mathematics over a holiday should be different from the day to day of a school week. There are lots of fun holiday things families can enjoy over Summer, different ways of giving children the routine practice that will serve them so well in September. The list below offers some things that can keep your child's Maths (and some Science) as they left it in July. They could even return in September knowing and understanding even more!

Maths at Home

Page 42 of our Curriculum document (see below) has ideas for Maths at Home. You will need to visit the document for the links to work.

We use a number of online resources for Maths in school and all of these can help make learning fun at home too. 

White Rose Maths online is Miss Watkins' recommendation for online maths. 

first4maths provide professional development and resources for us in school and have expanded their brief to Maths for you are home in the current lockdown. Their material is up to date and in line with the National Curriculum and Maths Mastery approach we use in school.  Nrich provides deeper reasoning activities for children of all ages across the Mathematics curriculum. Activities provide opportunities to explore and discuss children's Mathematical understanding. Top Marks provides learning across the curriculum and has some lovely things for all subjects. Some families may find that getting children to engage in learning might be easier if following their child's interests and lead. Mathsticks has some really lovely games and fun activities for fluency and enjoyment. You will need to create a log-on to access the materials. Corbett Maths comes well recommended by parents.

Carol Vordeman brought out Maths Factor for the Pandemic.