Maths lessons at home are adding up to great fun for Horsendale Primary School children!


Children of Horsendale Primary School in Nuthall have been finding some innovative ways to get to grips with Mathematics while studying at home. 

Their activities have included making symmetrical pizzas and ‘ordering’ their toys by size or number or using objects from home to act as counters. 

Year 1 Teacher Alice Moir explains, “Alongside using the fantastic resources from White Rose Maths, both parents and children have found many opportunities to keep their learning practical and memorable whilst at home. It was wonderful to receive so many photos of the inventive and practical ideas both inside and out of the house.”  

Pupil Kara decided she could replace the usual counters she used at school, with objects from home. She said. “As we didn’t have counters at home, I had to use my Sylvania families!” Fellow pupil Cody shared his idea to tackle his ‘ordering’ homework with Mum and said, “I remember my Mum saying I think we have too many teddys to order! But I said I can do it. I managed to order about twenty and it was fun to go at the end of my row next to the big teddy bear.” 

Head Teacher at the Nuthall based school said children and parents had been creative in lessons throughout the Coronavirus lockdown. “It has been wonderful to see parents and children engaging in such creative ways to tackle their home-learning.  The response to our home-learning provision throughout this difficult time has been incredible and I couldn’t be prouder of our children’s (and parents’) efforts. It certainly looks like they have been making the most of their tasks and having lots of fun along the way!”

“Every day has brought new joy when children have shared their work ideas and achievements. By sharing, we have kept our school family and community together, and the support they have shown to each other has been inspirational.”

Nottingham Local News