Home learning - Early Years and KS1-2 resources

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

Activity sheets

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.

  • Where possible the activities are designed for children to tackle independently.
  • We know that talk is a real help when learning maths, so for activity 4 and activity 5 for each year group, we’ve included a collaborative activity and a game.
  • Activity 6 is about mathematics around the home.
  • Activity 7 is about mathematics outside.
  • For activity 8, we’ve included a creative (arty or crafty) activity.
  • We know that not all children have computer and internet access, so mostly we’ve avoided use of websites and technology. Activities 9 and 10 are the exception, because some videos, e-books, and online activities are too good to leave out!

Click to download the activity sheets

Resource Packs

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.

Early Years and Key Stage One resources

Learning packs for parents/guardians to guide daily 15-20 minute sessions for young learners.

Reception

Y1 Printable packs

Y2 Printable packs

Key Stage 2 resources

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

Thank you

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!

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