For the past 2 years, Liverpool Learning Partnership has provided EYFS settings with story sacks that will encourage families to engage in reading and maths activities at home. This year we have chosen a book that could be used as stimulus for maths activities suitable for pupils throughout the primary school age range meaning that siblings of different ages could share the book together.
This year’s book is Lifesize by Sophy Henn, a non-fiction book that allows children to find out how they measure up against some of the world’s most amazing animals!
Each sack also will contain a range of other items to encourage the development of mathematical skills as well as exploration of the outdoors and reading comprehension: eg counters, measuring tape, magnifying glass, mirror, ink pad, string, animal-based Top Trumps game.
There is also a booklet providing parents/carers with ideas of how to use the sack at home as well as a link to an online web bank full of animal-based games, reading material, videos and other links to help families further explore the theme.
This year the sack’s have been kindly funded by the London Mathematical Society. In order for us to report back to our funders, we ask that everyone who receives a bag agrees to complete a questionnaire about how it is being used by the school. This will be sent out following the Maths Party Day on Friday 25th September.
If your school uses social media, it would also be great if you’d like to share how you use the bag using the hashtag #LiverpoolMathsParty and tagging in @llpartnership and/or @ReadingatLLP.
There are 50 sacks available for LLP member settings that will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Each setting will only be allocated one bag. You can sign up by filling in this google form.