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Fun learning ideas for 6-year-olds

Fun learning ideas for 6-year-olds

Have fun with our reading games, phonics games, and maths games for 4-year-olds. Explore our ideas improve phonic skills, word recognition, and language development through play.

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World Book Day costume ideas

World Book Day costume ideas

Make this year’s celebration of books and reading extra special with our no-sew World Book Day costume ideas, inlcluding Winnie the Witch and Isadora Moon.

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Time flies: helping your child learn to tell the time

Time flies: helping your child learn to tell the time

Learning to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks is still an important skill, but it’s something that children can find tricky to master. Louise Pennington shares ideas to support your child’s growing understanding of time.

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8 fun ways to learn about shapes

8 fun ways to learn about shapes

Shapes are all around us and there are many ways you can start exploring them with your child. Get ideas on how to help familiarise your child with different shapes in all sorts of contexts.

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Get messy with measuring

Get messy with measuring

Fiona Lazenby tells us her four top tips for learning about volume, area and capacity at home, and having messy fun in the process!

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Fun learning ideas for 9-year-olds

Fun learning ideas for 9-year-olds

Playing games is an easy way to support your child’s learning. Here are some fun and easy ideas to help develop your 8-year-old’s reading and maths skills.

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World Book Day 2021

World Book Day 2021

Join in this World Book Day with video sessions from some of your children’s favourite authors and our library of free downloadable activity sheets!

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Fun learning ideas for 10-year-olds

Fun learning ideas for 10-year-olds

Playing games is an easy way to support your child’s learning. Here are some fun and easy ideas to help develop your 10-year-old’s reading and maths skills.

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Fun learning ideas for 11-year-olds

Fun learning ideas for 11-year-olds

Playing games is an easy way to support your child’s learning. Here are some fun and easy ideas to help develop your 11-year-old’s reading and maths skills.

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Creative writing

Creative writing

Are you a budding David Walliams or the next J. K. Rowling? Find top tips, videos, activities, and books to help unleash your inner author.

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Fun learning ideas for 8-year-olds

Fun learning ideas for 8-year-olds

Playing games is an easy way to support your child’s learning. Here are some fun and easy ideas to help develop your 8-year-old’s reading and maths skills.

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Christmas activities for 5–7 year olds

Christmas activities for 5–7 year olds

Whatever the weather this Christmas, you’ll find an activity here to suit your child. Wrap up warm and go out for a winter scavenger hunt, or stay inside and play party games with our range of festive activity ideas.

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Fun Christmas activities for 9–11 year olds

Fun Christmas activities for 9–11 year olds

For older children, why not encourage them to use the events of the festive as inspiration for some Christmas creative writing? Or challenge their crafting skills with a range of paper craft activities? Alternatively, they could always knit their own polar pug…

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Maths in School booklet: Fraction Calculations

Maths in School booklet: Fraction Calculations

Find out how your child is taught to calculate with fractions in school. This booklet includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence in calculating with fractions.

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Maths in School booklet: Multiplication

Maths in School booklet: Multiplication

Find out how your child is taught to multiply in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with multiplication.

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Maths in School booklet: Division

Maths in School booklet: Division

Find out how your child is taught to divide in school. This booklet also includes games and activities to use at home to build your child’s skills and confidence with division.

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Number Square

Number Square

A handy number square to help your child visualise the numbers from 1 to 100.

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Character Cards

Character Cards

A fun, free card game involving all your favourite Progress with Oxford Characters.

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