It was suggested that you'd like links for helping children at home, and although some children did use this last year I'm not sure the parents knew about this site so I thought I'd set up this page for you. Please don't use the other pages as I will use those in school and I don't want them to have used the sites before I've taught it.

GFL link:

Maths - we're looking at number patterns. Try these sites out: counting in 2s counting in 2s
and backwards: counting in 10s
and backwards: counting in 5s
Japanese links:

Maths links!

Art - how many landscape paintings are there?

Learning about landscapes: for another chance to make your own landscape


Capacity - simple which has most?

A chance to explore different capacity:

Links to practise number facts:

We are learning about explorers and the children have requested some links to learn more:

Happy New Year!
As usual we will be doing a minute challenge and it is great to see the children becoming faster at recalling their facts. Although the best mathematicians aren’t necessarily the fastest it is important to be able to recall facts quickly.
The best way to ensure deeper understanding is to go from practical à concrete à abstract
e.g. count 2ps, groups of counters, sets of knives and forks, shoes, socks etc. to practice counting in 2s with meaning.
Move onto drawing sets of 2s. You could use stickers, dots, jumps on a number line so 2x3 would have a number line with three jumps on it.
Finally, the abstract look at recording it using the mathematical notation and recalling the facts.

Year 1s target is to understand place value. You can practise that with the following activities:

Year 2s target is doubling and halving of numbers to 20 (i.e. double 20, half of 40), here are some activities for you:

Some of the children have also asked for links to some cheerleading videos, so here are a few: - for a warm up (from 1:04onwards)

Links to support:
Counting in 2s: and then down in 2s to highlight the 2s pattern make sure you check the multiplication and x2. You can do this as answers or as the question.

Some songs to support! and then "Bop a bot 2". This is not number bonds to ten, although any of them are good for rapid recall of number facts. It is quite fast and lots of fun!

We're using Jane and the dragon to study castles. Please don't use the castle link yet as we will be using it in guided reading. You can find more about it on this website:

I've just come across this website, I know the children's target isn't number bonds but we will be using them this week and it was so good I couldn't not put it on!

In the first week we looked at World War 1 and used this website:

Year 1's target is to double and half to 10. Here are some games on doubling: allows children to understand how you can use partitioning to double larger numbers.

Year 2's target is on the 2 times table (and division).

The past few weeks we have been looking at Traction Man. In case you wanted to watch it, here is a link to a Class 1 reading it:
I have also found another class that filmed their version:

Our new maths target is to develop quick recall of number bonds to ten. to find 2 numbers to make 10. to save the whale. choose the right level. although there are a lot of options so you may need to choose for your child.

There are also: and then "Bop a bot 2". This is not number bonds to ten, although any of them are good for rapid recall of number facts. It is quite fast and lots of fun! allows you to set the number bond and play against another person, a little like connect 4 so could be used for number bonds to 10.

Remember to keep practising them often, so that you become really quick!

Games to practise place value: (look for teacher's toolkit & choose the place value option).

Then these activities help you to add 10:

For the first two weeks we are looking at poetry linked to fireworks (we are not making rhyming poetry as the focus is on good vocabulary). However I found these links about poetry:
Read these poems from starfall at: has some more poems to read.
Here is a link to make your own shape poems:
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