Marvellous Mathematicians!

The key thing about helping your child with maths is to be positive!

  • Never say things like “I can’t do maths” or “I hated maths at school”… your child might start to think like that themselves…
  • Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
  • Praise your child for effort rather than talent – this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.

Resources for Maths practice at home

We use Abacus to support the teaching of Mathematics across the school. Children from Year 1 upwards have a login to access Abacus games at home, you can click the Abacus button here, or go directly to https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Please ask your child’s class teacher if you are unsure of your child’s login details.

Times Tables Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

It’s fun to play…and great for your maths skills – click the button to log in and get started! (You should have been given log in details in your class – ask your teacher for a reminder).

More maths games - Hit the Button

Hit the Button is a site that offers maths practice for 5-11 year olds. Try quick fire questions on number bonds, doubles, halves, times tables, division facts and square numbers against the clock. Superb fun!

Try Transum at home too!

Try the Fast Factors times tables game and earn your trophy!  Match the number with the answer in a timed activity to improve instant recall of your times tables. See how fast you can get!

The Government published a new primary maths curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 which started in September 2014. It has raised the expectations in all year groups. Below are some useful documents which outline the new expectations and offer guidance to support your child’s learning at home.

Early Years

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5