all Summer and holiday learning articles
Get ready for some egg-y, chocolate-y, Easter-y fun! The KS2 Easter activities pack has plenty of themed maths, English and science learning opportunities to keep kids busy and learning over the spring break.
English, maths and science have a very chocolatey taste over the Easter break, with lots of maths, phonics, spelling and simple science investigations to keep chocolate-hunters busy and learning.
Are you ready to unleash your maths superpowers? Our number tricks will help you develop X-Ray vision, read minds, memorise hundreds of numbers and more. Add, subtract, multiply, divide and... abracadabra!
Playing with cards might seem old-fashioned in our screen-loving age, but maths card games will help your child become fluent and confident with numbers – without them even realising they're exercising their maths thinking brain. From number bonds to fractions and probability, try some of our traditional or adapted card games to practise basic maths concepts.
Test your knowledge of all things Olympics with a quick crossword. From the founder of the modern Games to the only city to have hosted three times, do you have all the facts at your fingertips?
Keep boredom at bay with some brilliant puzzles for KS1 and KS2! Your child will need to use all their spelling and numeracy skills to solve wordsearches, crosswords, Sudoku and Wordoku – and there are a few extra challenges to keep them busy, too!
Get into the Jubilee holiday spirit with a royal wordsearch! There are corgis, flags and a flotilla hidden in this puzzle – how quickly can you find them all?
Whatever your favourite ice cream flavour is, you'll love our fun ice cream wordsearch!
Can you find the words in our summer holiday wordsearch?
Planning a holiday in France? Give your child a head start with our beginner's guide to French, designed to help them grasp basic vocabulary and form simple sentences. We’ve asked a native French speaker to record all the words and phrases in the pack, so your child will hear the correct pronunciation and intonation, just as they would on an audio language course. Bonne chance!
A long, lazy summer holiday is one of the great joys of life – but within days you’ll be driven to distraction by sibling squabbles and cries of “I’m bored” (not to mention a visible emptying of your wallet). Plus, research shows that kids who don’t stay mentally alert during the summer lose up to a third of what they’ve learned during the academic year. So try one of our 59 easy, boredom-busting activities – at home, on the move and on holiday. They’ll be having so much fun they won’t even realise they’re learning…