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Maths with Carol Vorderman – Access anytime

Legendary Countdown alumnus and mathematician Carol Vorderman has opened up her incredible maths website The Maths Factor to the public, giving free access to 4-12 year olds until they go back to school.

Gareth Metcalfe – Live lessons every day. 

You can watch them at any time during the day if you don’t manage to watch it live.  There will be three separate sessions:  Years 1/2, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6.  These lessons include some teaching then lots of opportunities for you to try it out yourself.  Make sure you have some paper and a pencil with you when you watch!


Transum Maths

Highly recommended!  Loads and loads of different maths games and challenges for you to try.  Try the ‘starter of the day’ for a different fun maths challenge each day.


White Rose

White Rose are a company used by the majority of schools across the company to support with them with their maths work.  They will release 5 maths lessons a week for the next few weeks so your child can do one per day.  There are lessons for each year group.  Perfect!



A whole daily timetable of activities and tasks to help you keep a routine.



There are loads of great mathematical challenges for you on the NRich website but this link is to a host of games designed for two people to play together:


Purple Mash:Open ended tools:

Here children can engage with publishing, story creation, game design, concept mapping, collaborative writing and art, to name a few.Spelling and Grammar: You’ll find the complete spelling scheme in the teacher’s section of Purple Mash and you can set weekly spelling quizzes across your school. These self-mark, and you’ll find the results in the Data Dashboard. Grammar games can be accessed in the ‘Games’ area by children as well as in the teacher’s area.Maths: From spreadsheets to graphing and from times table games to competitive maths racing games, you’ll find a whole host of maths-based tools and resources to engage and challenge your pupils.Cross Curricular project work: Use the Purple Mash search bar to quickly find resources relating to your school topics or navigate the ‘Topics’ area. You’ll find themed writing templates, slide shows, stories, quizzes and more.


Bamboo Maths

Bamboo maths works on your Alexa if you have one.  Simply ask ‘Alexa, open Bamboo Learning’.  From there, you can do the following:

  • Bamboo Books: helps practice active listening and improve listening comprehension, offers stories for three age groups (Level 1: ages 5-7, Level 2: ages 7-10, Level 3: ages 10-12) – “Alexa, open Bamboo Books”
  • Bamboo Luminaries: an engaging social studies trivia game that showcases prominent and lesser-known influential historical figures from diverse fields including art, literature, science, social justice, and sports – “Alexa, open Bamboo Luminaries”
  • Bamboo Math: helps practice mental math, offers number problems and over 500,000 fun and engaging word problems in four areas of arithmetic (+ – x ÷) across 5 difficulty levels – “Alexa, open Bamboo Math”
  • Bamboo Music: introduces basic music theory, offers fun and engaging music games such as “Recognize the Instrument” and music exercises across 3 levels, incorporates children’s nursery rhymes and selections from folk and classical music – “Alexa, open Bamboo Music”
  • Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo: co-developed with literacy experts at Highlights magazine, offers engaging stories and exercises to practice active listening and improve listening comprehension leveled for learners in Kindergarten through 3rd grade – “Alexa, open Highlights Storybooks”

 Classroom Secrets:

Tutorials, lessons and games from one of the UK’s leading education providers. You will need an account to use the facilities but you can sign up for free:


Math Games:

Loads of free maths games for you to explore. Select the age and difficulty to suit you:



Emile is a multi-award winning app and online program that covers the UK national primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics thrown in. The content is suitable for 4-12 year olds.It is has a smart system that determines the player’s ability (via a Rating Game) and then allows them to play games and compete at their own level.Emile makes use of the latest games-based learning approaches and engages students so that they answer thousands of questions.


Times table practice

Practice your times tables here following the format of the National multiplication table check:



Loads of online lessons for you to follow and learn:



For those Minecraft fans, you can access the education version here.  Play Minecraft and keep your teacher happy!


Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.