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Markyate Village School And Nursery

Markyate Village School and Nursery
  1. Pupils
  2. Pupil Page & Clubs

Pupil Page & Clubs

On this page, we include information for pupils. This includes the clubs that pupils can join, up-dates from Prefects, Sports Captains and Ambassadors about school life, resources that pupils might find useful for homework and a storyboard section we call Jackanory, that we started during lockdown. There's also a pupil noticeboard, where pupils can share things they are interested in.

Up-Date from the School Prefects and Ambassadors

Watch this space for our summer 2024 news.

Here are the school Clubs for this term:

1. Markyate Jackanory 

We all enjoy a great book. Use the link below to listen to the teachers readigng one of their favourite books, just like on Jackanory. So, if you're sitting comfortably, we'll begin...

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Smith reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Vaites reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Karmock reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Lawes reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Miss Smith reading her favourite story

Watch Youtube clip of Mrs Rishworth reading her favourite story


2. Maths fun and games

The Hertfordshire Maths Team have created some short clips of 'how to play' games to support the development of maths skills. They are both fun and educational and need very few resources. Why not have some fun?

Game 1 is 'Crooked Rules'. Children in KS2 might be familiar with this but if not, have a go!

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Crooked Rules

Game 2 is 'Regroupy'. This is a great game for practising column addition.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Regroupy  

Game 3 is 'Risky' which is good for developing fluency of key skills. Adding single digits and keeping running totals will help arithmetic skills.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Risky

Game 4 is the 'Remainder Game'. This activity focuses on division skills and allows children to share and group objects whilst also dealing with remainders. It includes a speaking frame and key vocabulary to aid understanding. 

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Remainder Game

Game 5 is the 'Digit Placement Game'. This game practises skills in several areas of maths - place value, magnitude of number (how big numbers are), rounding, calculating (to find differences) and reasoning about number. This clip shows an example game suitable for Year 5 but can be adapted for children in KS2 (Years 3 - 6).

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Digit Placement Game 

Game 6 is 'Race to Twenty' which is suitable for children in KS1. Through this game, children rehearse adding lots of single digit numbers. This game is great for practising number bonds and also uses tens frames. Many skills, especially subitising, can be rehearsed whilst having fun!

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Race to Twenty 

Game 7 is 'All Change Multiplication'. Children recall multiplication and division facts in this fun game. This game is recommended for children in Year 4 and above.

Watch Youtube of how to play All Change Multiplication 

Game 8 is 'Duel' (aka War) and is suitable for KS2 (Year 3 and above). This game can be used for lots of areas of maths and this video demonstrates place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and fractions.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Duel 

Game 9 is a collection of KS1 games for developing number sense. There are 5 games in this set: Dottzi, Copy values, Ordering numbers, Memory pairs and Make 10.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play KS1 Games Collection

Game 10 is a collection of KS2 games for developing times tables recall and multiplication. There are 3 games in this set: Connect 4 multiplication, Multiplication duel and Mixed up multiplication.

Watch Youtube clip of KS2 Games Collection

Game 11 is 'One more, one less'. This game is suitable for Reception and Year 1. It focuses on the key concept of one more, one less. This game also encourages number magnitude, order of numbers and rehearsal of maths vocabulary.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play One more, one less   

Game 12 is Clock Patience. This is the perfect game to help children learn to tell the time. Game play can be adapted to allow digital and analogue comparisons as well. It can be played solo or in pairs.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Clock Patience

Game 13 is Race to 100 which is great for supporting children with their understanding of the place value system.

Watch Youtube clip of how to play Race to 100

Game 14 is Bank the Difference. This is an excellent game to practice ordering numbers, comparison and finding the difference. Have a go! 

 Watch Youtube clip of how to play Bank the Difference

 Do you fancy a challenge? Then look no further! Below is a fun challenge for each year group which use different maths skills. If you would like a chance to revise topics, do have a look at the year groups before - they offer lots of variety. 

3. Getting out and About

Please find below the link to the National Trust website. The site has a whole range of ideas for activities to do while you are taking your daily walk or just in your back garden.


4. Science and Engineering

Below is a link to resources from the James Dyson Foundation. It offers 44 engineering challenges. Of the challenges, 22 of these are science tasks and 22 are engineering activities. Many of the activities only require common household items. The suggested age range is 7 years and above. 

Science and Engineering Challenge Cards