Maths at Home

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Dear Parent/Carer,


We are delighted to inform you about an online learning platform called NumBots that we’re using to support your child’s understanding of number bonds and to help their addition and subtraction skills. These are the essential building blocks for higher-level maths concepts, so we are excited by the impact that NumBots will have on your child’s learning.


Logging In

The children have been shown how to log in and have brought home a username label containing their unique login details. NumBots can be played on a browser ( or via the app which is free to download on Amazon, Android and Apple devices. They may need help entering the details, but once they’re in they will be able to play the game on their own.


Please ask your child’s teacher if they are struggling to login. Maths Circle (the creators of NumBots) cannot provide username and password information to parents, even during school holidays or out of hours.


Important: Please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them, as the programme progresses at the pace of each child. Do feel free to support your child if they’re stuck and give them encouragement to keep trying even if it takes a number of times to complete a level.


Little and often

In order to get the best out of NumBots, we recommend that children play regularly for short bursts at a time, aiming for 3 minutes, five times a week.


Game Types

  1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, representations and question styles.
  2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.


Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions or comments. You will find documents to download for help and support at the bottom of this page.


Yours faithfully,


Year 2 Staff


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White Rose

In school we follow the scheme of work from White Rose Maths - Please click here for more information about maths in our school.Click here

At the bottom of this page you will find....

  • White Rose Maths Booklets to support your child at home with their learning. These will be uploaded as we progress through the units, over the year.
  • Click here to find out more about how maths is taught in school. Maths with Michael

Online Games

  • Here is a link for some useful games to support your child with maths. Top Marks

Times Tables

By the end of Year 2 the children should have rapid recall of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables; this means when a times table question is asked they should be able to answer within 2 seconds without needing to count in 2s, 5s or 10s. Scroll down for games which you can play at home. 

Here are some fun, online games.  

Here are some songs & videos to help your child learn their times tables. 




Files to Download



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Please direct your enquiries to

Mel JamesBursar

01270 260580