Parents often ask for useful web resources or ideas as to how they can help their children at home. These Maths calculation strategies show the way Maths is taught here in Bridgewater School in conjunction with the Abacus Evolve curriculum. A common refrain is, “I did it differently when I was in school…” and so by sharing these you can understand how your child is learning in class.
Times Tables resources
Touch Typing Resources
All children from Prep III to Prep VI should be regularly practising their touch typing skills by using Typing Club. Click on this link and sign in with your school Google account.
Dance Mat Typing – a great site for younger children to help practise their typing skills: Dance Mat Typing
Other useful sites
We have also included some web links to sites you may find interesting or useful. If you have found any others, please let us know by commenting below and we can share them with other parents.
Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities. Our particular favourite is the Times Tables games on the site. There are also parent guides for helping your child: Top Marks
Abacus has the files you’ll need for your Maths homework: Abacus
National Geographic for Kids has a wealth of information on all things natural: National Geographic for Kids
With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer: Scratch Junior
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations to reinforce the programming children undertake in KS2: Scratch
Woodlands Junior School is an award winning school site that has hundreds of online resources in all curriculum areas: Woodlands resources
Science Kids has lots of scientific information and fun experiments for you to try at home: Science Kids
Kids’ Pages for Small Ages has a variety of games and activities for younger children: Kids’ Pages for Small Ages