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School Jam is jam-packed with fun activities for parents to do with their Reception and Key Stage 1 children. On this page you can trial some of our activities completely free, alternatively you can take a 30 day free trial and see how it can work for your school!
Are you looking for more information about the different activities you get with School Jam? Look no further! You can see the full list of activities that School Jam contains, including the year group they are for, the type of activity and the goal/domain of the National Curriculum that each activity addresses here:
Fruity hide and seek
Fruity hide and seek is a practical activity for Year 1.
In this activity, parent and child learn about splitting a whole number into two parts. For example, 6 can be split into 4 and 2.
To play this activity parent and child will need ten grapes or ten other small pieces of fruit, such as orange segments. They will also need two plastic cups or bowls big enough to hide the fruit under, some small pieces of paper and a clean table.
Ready, Steady ... ADD!
Ready, Steady ... ADD! is a practical activity for Year 1.
In this activity, parent and child practise adding numbers up to 5. It will have them in stitches.
To play this game, all parent and child need is their hands!
Robot walk is a practical activity for Reception.
In this hide and seek-style game, parent and child practise using positional language.
To play this game, parent and child just need a special toy, somewhere to hide it and their best robot impression!
Penguin Pairs 1
Penguin Pairs 1 is a digital activity for Year 1.
In this activity, parent and child practice subtractions within 10. They take it in turns to choose two penguins to see if they can find a matching subtraction and its answer.
Can they remember where they've seen each part of the calculation before to help them match two penguins on their next go?
Big Top Balance 1
Big Top Balance 1 is digital activity for Reception.
In this activity, parent and child learn about doubles up to double 5. They take it in turns to help the square pets balance the seesaw to wow the circus crowd.
All they need is a mobile device!
Caterpillar 3 is a digital activity for Year 2.
In this activity, parent and child learn to count up in 10s from the starting number to feed the caterpillar.
Who will win?
'Maths Help' Videos for parents
Racing along a number track!
School Jam includes maths help videos for parents. Racing along a number track is for Year 1 parents.
This video is designed to help parents learn about using a number track to help children count up to, and down from, 10.
Patterns everywhere! is a maths help video for Reception parents.
This video is designed to help parents understand how their children are starting to learn about patterns in school and how these might look.
Ideas are given as to how parents could challenge their children with patterns around the house.