With so many resources across English and maths, there are many brilliant ways pupils from early years to key stage 2 can learn from home.
There are amazing games, puzzles and investigations to explore. So many great individuals and organisations freely share maths activities online
Our partner teachers asked us to help them to pull together a thoughtful selection of activities that they can send home for their pupils to tackle at home. They wanted activities that would work flexibly, so children could use whatever they had at home.
So, with fabulous help from Alison Borthwick and Janine Blinko, that’s what we’ve made!
We’ve tried to make these activities as accessible as possible for children with a really wide range of home contexts.
Experts at Ark Curriculum Plus, working across Mathematics Mastery and English Mastery, have designed a selection of resources to use at home. We want to make sure children still get opportunities to talk and learn with someone every day. Below are resources and guidance that can be used to provide daily sessions for learners from Reception to Year 6.
To use the resources, download, print and pass them to parents and learners in the relevant year group for them to work on at home.
Learning packs for parents/guardians to guide daily 15-20 minute sessions for young learners.
Y1 Printable packs
Y2 Printable packs
There are two maths packs for each year group, one is all of the guidance pages and the other is all of the pupil facing resources. These need to be provided together. The pupils' packs do not make sense without the guidance. To reduce printing, the guidance packs can be shared digitally as they contain embedded video links.
Y3 Printable packs
Y4 Printable packs
Y5 Printable packs
Y6 Printable packs
We’re grateful to NRICH and to the ‘Maths Snacks’ team of ATM members, who’ve generously made such wonderful maths activities freely available online, and who have said they’re happy for us to include links to them in our activity sheets.
NRICH (www.nrich.maths.org) is a research-informed mathematics outreach project offering free problem-solving activities and teacher support materials for ages 3-19. It is a pioneering collaboration between the Faculty of Mathematics and Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.
ATM Maths Snacks are a collection of 2-minute videos voluntarily created by members of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM): Geoff Faux, Pip Huyton, Peter Lacey, Mike Ollerton, Colin Taylor and Helen Williams. ATM have freely circulated these - initially for use during COVID-19 Lockdown. Because of the positive responses the ATM have received, they believe the videos might also be used as resources in mathematics classrooms. If you like these then why not join with us in the ATM community at www.atm.org.uk/Membership-Types
We’d love to hear how you’re using them with your pupils – do let us know!
As teachers ourselves, we understand how extraordinarily difficult this period has been for all schools. We have made some important changes to our mastery programmes this year to help support you in the months ahead.