In my weekly update last week I mentioned outdoor learning. Today I thought I would share some of my favourite activities, across the curriculum, that are easy and quick to do! Some of these have come from Pinterest, some from CPD courses and some from my own warped mind. My philosophy here is that outdoor learningContinue reading “Outdoor Learning Ideas”
Category Archives: maths
I am often asked by parents which web sites they should steer this children towards. Children often do not realise the amount of learning they are doing whilst playing online and how much it can improve their reading skills. There is a myriad of sites out there and it is hard to know which sitesContinue reading “Learning Websites”
I wrote a blog post recently about the importance of play and why I use it (https://carols-tutoring.com/2018/04/02/why-play/). But how do I use it is equally as interesting and really very simple. I have a few favourite games and I am going to share them with you now. Jenga This is a great game for childrenContinue reading “Game Ideas”
Making Maths Real
When I start working with a new child in maths, I often find myself explaining to parents that I will use a range of tools that their child can touch and move to help teach concepts. This is regardless of the age of the child. I prepare the child and the adult to use materialsContinue reading “Making Maths Real”
What is Place Value?
Place value is the value of each digit in a number. But what is the difference between a digit and a number? Well, a digit is a single number which forms part of bigger number whereas number is the collection of the group of digits. So, if we take 563, the 5, 6 and 3Continue reading “What is Place Value?”