Helping your child at home
Here are some links you may find useful:
A superb website, packed with games and challenges is http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage . You could spend years in this website alone as there are over 11,000 problem solving activities!
There are a large number of interactive teaching packages which we regularly use in our learning at school. Many of these will be familiar to your children:
- Isometric Grid ITP – Great for building understanding of shapes.
- Symmetry ITP – Add/take away mirror lines. You can also rotate the lines of reflection!
- Number Dial ITP - This is handy for helping with multiplication and division facts.
- Coordinates ITP – Remember to go across THEN up/down…
- Multiplication Array ITP – This really SHOWS multiplication! Children can build and change dots to see how the multiplication is affected.
- Tell Time ITP - This is quite useful for comparing analogue and digital times. You can change hours and minutes to see how the hands move with the numbers.
Phonics games to play on the computer/device:
Saying the sounds… how phonics works:
Reading the key words (turn off the 'American voice' option):
You can find out what your child knows about digraphs using these resources (they are not for teaching so don't have any sound):
Some children will really enjoy spelling practice but others will need more support and encouragement. Try to make spelling practice as much fun as possible. “Little and often” Using the 'look, say, cover, write and check' method can help the children to remember how to spell words that they find difficult. The national curriculum states the children are required to be able to spell a list of words which are shown below.
Websites to use: