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Methods we teach in Maths at Beacon Hill School 


The way that we teach children now and the methods they are expected to use are very different to some of those that we would have been taught when we were at school. To support parents and carers understand these new methods, the school has produced a calculation policy. This shows the different methods that are taught in each year group with examples of how they are used. We hope that this guide supports families in working with their children understanding what is expected of them from the mathematics national curriculum.

Addition Home Learning Resources and Websites


To enable children who are at home to continue with their learning, we will update the school website with information, tasks and activities. Here is a list of useful website which cover different areas of the National Curriculum. Over the coming days, teachers will update their specific class areas with further activities. 


Curriculum area

Website link

Extra information

All Curriculum Areas

 We’re here to support teachers and parents to support their pupils and children. We provide a high-quality plan of video lessons and learning resources. These cover a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages.

Every lesson will be free to use for every teacher and every pupil.

Reading Our free eBook library has been helping children develop their reading skills at home for years. For a limited period, while so many schools are closed, we are temporarily adding hundreds more eBooks to the library so your child has more to read.
PE See the 'The Joy of Moving Home School Festival' resource pack at the top of the page. 

We have developed lots of games and activities for you and your kids to try out for an afternoon of fun – right from your own homes! All the games and activities have been created to help get your child active while they are playing and help to boost your child’s development and learning.

Emotional Wellbeing This website has lots of free resources which are great to help keep us feeling positive during this challenging time. Please scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see free resources. 

For as long as schools are closed, all content on Audible will be free. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.


Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.

All areas


This is a website which offers lots of resources and activity ideas for all areas of the national curriculum. They have also designed some home learning packs which can be used by parents and carers who are at home with school age children.

Twinkl have offered to support schools and families through the Coronavirus by providing free access to their site. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.

All areas


This website has information, activities and games for all subject areas of the national curriculum. It also breaks English down into the different strands of the subject.



All children at Beacon Hill have log in details for Time Tables Rock Stars. On this site they are able to play games and have band battles to practise their timetables. Children can earn coins to upgrade their rock star character!



This website has lots of different activities and games for children to practise every area of the mathematics curriculum.



This is a website which has videos and pictures to act as a stimulus for children’s writing. You can explore the site and once you have chosen a video there are suggestions about what activities the child could do relating to the video.



This website has a free area for children and parents. There are a number of online games children can play from Phase 1 –Phase 6.




This website has different games for different spelling rules which are organised into different year groups. Children can play games to practise the spellings and then there is a test option to see if they have learnt them.