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Slow race

This resource focusses on measuring time, by recording the time it takes to complete a walking race. In small teams, pupils will time each other with a stopwatch and record the data. The results will then be sorted and discussed as a class using terms such as, faster, slower, quicker etc. This activity could be...

Salute

In this activity learners will solve simple addition problems in order to play a game of salute. The problems will be based around the numbers 1-20. This will improve and reinforce learners’ addition skills in a fun and engaging context. This activity could be used as a starter activity covering learning from the...

Recipe for success

This resource focusses on developing the understanding of ratio, fractions and scaling, by scaling up ingredients in a recipe. It could also be linked to learning in food technology, to demonstrate a practical application of maths. In this activity learners will scale up a cookie recipe that makes six cookies to a...

Practical probabilities

This resource focusses on probability, using the act of taking an item of fruit at random from a bag. In this activity learners will develop understanding of the possible outcomes of simple random events. They will also understand that there is a degree of uncertainty about the outcome of some events. The teacher...

Eureka

This resource focusses on understanding density and, through a series of practical tests, working out which materials are low and high density. In this activity learners will learn about the density of materials through testing. Learners will have an opportunity to weigh and work out the volume of an object. They...

It eats what

This resource focusses on what is meant by carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. It involves identifying what animals eat and the sorting them into groups. In this activity learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the different diets that animals have and how to group them into herbivores, carnivores...

Honey I shrunk the..

This resource focusses on the use of multiplication and division in the context of scaling an item to either double or half its size. Referencing the importance of scale to the field of engineering, especially in the design of large structures such as bridges and buildings, this resources cleverly demonstrates how...

Leaf is a wonderful thing

This resource focusses on making leaf prints and developing knowledge of the main parts that make up a leaf. Trees and their leaves are an important part of our natural environment, this interactive and practical activity allows children to use their science knowledge to better understand them and the environment...

Leaf it

This resource focusses on measuring the lengths and widths of leaves from a tree, placing the data in a table and calculating the mean average of each. In this activity learners will measure the lengths and widths of six leaves from a single tree. They will place this data in a table and then calculate the mean...

Mad maths see-saw

This resource focusses on developing understanding of the use of addition and subtraction to balance a model see-saw.  In this activity learners will improve their addition and subtraction skills through a practical approach. They will use a model of a see-saw to balance a range of numbers. Learners will decide how...

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