School Logo

St James

Church School

Love God, Love Others, Love Ourselves.

Get in touch

Contact Details


Generic maths to do at home

Times Tables

Year 2 should be learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables (including 11x and 12x).

Year 3 should continue to learn the 2,5 and 10 times tables as well as learning the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (including 11x and 12x).

Year 4 should learn all tables up to 12x12.

Year 5 and 6 should continue to learn / revisit all their tables to 12x12. 


Please ensure they access TT Rockstars each day. 


Also, try out some of the websites below to help support their learning further. 

Olympic Times Tables 

KS1 Maths Games

Everyday things to try out

Maths at home - easy everyday things that help with learning.


Maths is everywhere. Look for opportunities in your every day activities to reinforce various aspects of mathematics.  Here are some starting points for parents:


  • For younger children spend time learning nursery rhymes such as 'one, two, three, four five, once I caught a fish alive' or 'Ten Green bottles'.
  • Play cards such as snap or pairs.
  • Dot to dot pictures are a great way to reinforce number ordering.
  • Snakes and ladders is amazing for counting practice (don't forget scrabble for spelling too).
  • Cook with your child.  Teach them how to uses cups as a measure, weighing scales, tsp and tbsp measurements. 
  • Learn to tell the time - both analogue and digital.You could teach time through making a timetable for the day or they could time the cooking you do together on a watch.
  • Share food into quarters, halves, thirds depending on how many are in the household.
  • Speaking of food, if you are making a sandwich talk about the steps involved to reinforce language such as first, second, third etc.  
  • Make a tally of the number of vehicles going past your house.  Organise them into colours or vehicle type.  You could turn it into a bar graph and talk about which was the most frequent, least frequent, how many more of one type than another.
  • Have some loose change in the house?  Teach them how too add money. Monopoly is good for this too (just don't get too competitive!)
  • Play dominoes.
  • Go on a shape hunt around the house.
  • Bath time is great to reinforce capacity with the younger children.  Use plastic cubs or empty (cleaned out) washing up bottle to explore volume.
  • Remember to learn the days of the week and months of the year.
Here are some further links that are available online: