14th March 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This year in school we have introduced Active Maths to our timetables which has been a fun, engaging and exciting way of combining PE and Maths together to raise attainment in Maths and increase activity levels.
It has proved to be very successful in our classes and now we want to invite you to try it a home.

By going on https://www.mathsoftheday.org.uk/?code=58ILC it will give you the opportunity to use Active Maths as a learning tool at home.
Here you will find dozens of different activities for each year group, all designed to complement your child’s learning in school, in a fun and active way.

Simply click on Homework, select the Year Group, then the Area of Maths and a choice of Activity Cards will be there. You can download them as PDFs, print them, or view them on your tablet or device.
We have tried to allow for different settings and home environments. Most activities can take place indoors or outdoors. There is a minimal amount of equipment needed, and these will either be things you will have at home, or cards and help sheets that can be printed off at school or home.

Each Homework Activity Card has a key learning objective, a fun title, what you need, detailed instructions, an extension (challenge) activity, what to record for the teacher, a healthy fact, survey question and exercise challenge. Plenty to get on with!

Your child’s teacher may set particular activities for the class, or you may choose to select different activities for your child as the time and circumstances suit, maybe in the school holidays, for example.

Active maths has proved to be a useful resource within our school this year and we hope you can continue this at home too. Soon we will be hosting a parent-child active maths afternoon so keep a look out for the date.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Mosaid (Active Maths Champion) & Mr Crowther (Parental involvement)