L8 Active learners

L8 Active learners

This page is for all the wonderful people in L8 and beyond to share the amazing learning that they a

Operating as usual

Photos from Tiber Football Centre's post 19/09/2023

More edible maths - How many variations can you make by decorating fairy cakes with different coloured icing and sweets?


Today we’re going to explore simple fractions using two lumps of homemade playdough.
The recipe for the dough is in the last video.


Here’s a really easy recipe to make playdough at home.


Here’s the third video about fractions looking at folding, and colouring, paper to help your child understand the basic concepts. Don’t forget to let me know how you get on in the comments - and send me any photos or video of your work!


Here’s the second video of three giving you a simple way to introduce fractions to young children.


Here’s the first of three simple introductory guides to teaching your children fractions.

Photos from L8 Active learners's post 25/04/2020

I recently heard from a mum who was struggling to support her child’s reading.
My response if your child is struggling:

1) make it fun, to build confidence the adult does the bulk f the work, look at the book cover, pictures, talk about what you both see, give your child as many clues as possible to help them to “read” the book.

2) play spot the word in the text, select a familiar word your child has trouble recognising and get them to spot it on the page.

3) Read and nudge, you read a sentence or 2; then nudge your child to take over, keep the flow by offering words your child struggles with, so they remember what they’re reading about, return to ‘tricky’ words at the end and play spot the word as above.

I also suggested making simple games to help the child to recognise words like this simple keyword lotto board. With 2 sets of words for the child to match. You can play it numerous times moving the words to different places on the board until your child is confidently recognising the word. Repeat with different words.


In this activity we’re looking at different ways of making shapes - shapes you can eat!


A video that offers fun opportunities for sorting and creating patterns with sweets.


Here’s another video to help children learn about ‘sorting’, using fruit and vegetables this time.
It includes ways to develop their thinking-skills to include recognising, creating, and exploring patterns and how to record them.


Here’s a short video for adults to help young children begin problem solving. It involves using food items you have in your home.
Problem solving is an important skill for children to develop to question and begin formally exploring characteristics of items . Have fun. Let me know in the comments how you get on.

Photos from L8 Active learners's post 14/04/2020

Whilst you and your family are keeping safe at home, why not take the opportunity to share games from your childhood, like Mancala which also known as Pallanguzhi, Bao la Kiswahili, Oware, Toguz korgool or Toguz kumalak, it is an ancient strategy game which can be used to teach children turn taking, strategic thinking, it’s a good way to reinforce counting with little ones, along with having fun
If you don’t have a set, you can make your own version with an egg box, stones, beads or even coins, enjoy and reconnect with your childhood.


I have created this group for all the wonderful children and parents in the L8 community and beyond who are doing fantastic learning at home whilst the schools are closed.
I will post ideas and videos to support home learning, but I hope people will share their own posts so we can all be inspired and inspire one another.
Hugs n stuff x

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Help your children learn about ‘sorting’ and ‘patterns’
Sorting food for early years children