PUPIL EQUITY FUND
Some Games to Support Mathematics:
Snakes and Ladders
Some useful websites
Maths is all around us - help your child to see it and love it. Have FUN!
Children working at Early Stage respond to activities which involve active learning in real context. Interacting with your child by singing, telling stories or playing games is very worthwhile. Numbers are everywhere, on buses, on telephones, on money etc. Make learning more fun for you and your child!
Fun activities to do at home
Build a tower
For this game you need a dice
and some building blocks or lego bricks.
Roll the dice
Collect the numbers of bricks to build your own tower.
The first to 10 wins!
For a change, start with 10 blocks or bricks each. Take away the number on the dice. First to exactly 0 wins.
This could also be done for 20.
Take turns to roll a dice and count back to 0 from the number thrown. For example:
Numbers are everywhere; point them out to your child. Try writing them in the sand, shower. flour. Form the letters with dough and plasticineRhymes
Teach your child any number rhymes or songs that you know,
particularly ones that involve holding up a number of fingers, like
Five Little Speckled Frogs
1,2,3,4,5 once i caught a fish alive
5 little ducks went swimming one day
10 green bottles hanging on the wall
Practice them regularly, with actions.
Things to do at home or away:
Ask you child questions about a picture from a story book or a scene from a video, e.g:-
How many cows?
How many sheep?
How many horses?
Share out objects such as counters, sweets...'1 for me and 1 for you, 2 for me 2 for you'
Children like to count things. With your child you could count stairs, buttons on clothes, toys, ducks at the park
Try to help your child understand that the word 'one' stands for 1 object, two for 2 objects
You may have read in the press about additional funding which we are due to receive. The allocation of money is based on the number of children who are registered for free meal Entitlement (FME).
We feel there may be some people who are eligible to apply for FME but for various reasons they have not applied ,for example , all children in Primary 1-3 are given free school meal therefore there is no need to apply. The more register children on FME the more money we will be allocated !
Free meal Entitlement is calculated each year , therefore , it is important that people complete an application from each year , especially for children moving into Primary 4.
If you feel you meet the criteria please complete the from by using the link:
https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/fsm or ask at receptions for a paper copy. If you require assistance completing the from then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Free school meals criteria:
. Receive Income Support , Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
. Child Tax Credit (But not Working Tax Credit) with an annual Income Less than £16 ,105
. Maximum Working Tax Credit and maximum Child Tax Credit with Income below £6,420
Support under Immigration and Assylum Act 1999 (part vi)