We wanted to make you aware of a new Guinness World Record title - 'Highest score achieved on 'Time Tables Rock Stars' in one minute'.
We know you love playing on Times Tables Rock Stars and what better way to get practising your times tables by knowing YOU could become a Guinness World Record title holder. We think this is a fantastic incentive and would like to invite you all to take part.
The letter attached explains to participate and gives you the deadline for the event. For further information, you can also visit https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr
Good luck each and every one of you who decide to enter.
Mr Fidment and Miss Garratt
(KS1 and KS2 Maths Leads)
Dream Big Sports have provided us with a free set of resources which will help you stay active and support you with your learning. These activities are a great way of getting Maths into your day whilst being up and on the move around your house.
Simply download the Challenge Sheet pdf by clicking the attachment below.
We wanted to bring your attention to some new videos that the team at NCETM/maths hubs have been putting together to support children learn maths at home. They are all planned and delivered by mastery specialists. They will be adding to them each week with 5 new videos per age phase per week. They all take on the mastery approach to learning and use digital images and animations, alongside the teacher talking to the kids in a video.
Here’s the link to the main hub for them:
See the links below for this week's home learning from the White Rose Maths hub.
Below, you will find a link to a resource that is currently being offered free to help children learn maths, in particular times tables understanding (not just fact recall) and has been designed and created by Pete Sides. We know many of you use TT Rockstars but this works very differently in that it builds understanding and thoughts rather than just memorisation. Check it out!
thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning - Primary resources for schools, and parent/carers guides to learning at home/support/advice/resources.
http://corbettmaths.com/ - Videos, worksheets, practice papers.
www.mathster.com/free_worksheets.php - Downloadable free worksheets.
www.mathsbox.org.uk/index1.php - A big box of more than 4,000 ready to use resources.
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/times-tables-games-12x12/id1433695076 - A free app for Times Tables.
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/the-99-club-mental-maths-quiz/id1437411869?l=nb - An app for Mental Maths Quizzes.
www.numberstacks.co.uk/free-trial/ - A free 14 day trial for resources and activities.
www.mathswithparents.com/KWeb?startTime=1584093399563 - Free support for parents during the school closures.
www.prodigygame.com/ - Curriculum aligned Maths platform.
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bond-bonanza/id1434300125#?platform=ipad - A free app helping children move away from counting numbers up to 20 to turn them into instantly recallable number bonds.
https://www.mangahigh.com/en/ - Game based learning.
http://www.mathslearn.co.uk/ - Online tutorials for all ages.
https://myminimaths.co.uk/ - Home learning packs ready to download.
bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/- Fun, offline Maths activities.
https://parallel.org.uk/ - Weekly 15 minute Maths challenges.
https://www.matific.com/gb/en-gb/home/ - 2000 Primary Maths activities,
Link to Gareth Metcalfe’s home video lessons.
Definitely check these out for KS2!
Need support with Maths at home? Have a look at:
The best solution out there at the moment is White Rose Maths and their home learning section. The videos posted on their website are very useful in explaining the mathematical concepts. It talks the children through what they need to do and then tells them when to pause to have a go at the accompanying activity.
It also comes with complete answers for children to self-check or for parents who want to make sure their children are on the right line. This should take a lot of the pressure away from parents as we know that this is also a difficult time for them. If the children can’t print and they are viewing it on their ipad or tablet, they could possibly annotate the sheets on their device and take a screen shot to save. This would be a free way of doing it and who doesn't love a freebie?
We are forever sharing learning resources on our Twitter page @WombwellParkSt
Check it out for some fantastic Maths activities, as well as activities for other subject areas.
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Office staff will be happy to assist you with any enquiries and direct you to the relevant staff as necessary. Our Leadership team will always be happy to help, as will our Parent Support Advisor Carol Hitchens.
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