Which Smartmat Pad Should I Buy?
There are currently Set 1, Set 2 and Bumper pack of SmartMats. Both Set 1 and Set 2 contain 21 SmartMats. These are divided into 3 different age groups 2-4, 5-7 and 8+. There are 6 placemats and 1 answer sheet per age group. Each pad with the help of our friends Mimi, Bobo, Coco, Sunny, Rex and Liv take your child to a different environment in which they can learn age appropriate subjects through play.
Using wordsearches, crosswords, spot the difference, word scramble, mazes and other favourite kid’s activities. Every SmartMat has a colouring activity enabling it to be enjoyed by any age. Every SmartMat has a friendly, inspirational quote for your child relating to the PSHE aspect of the National Curriculum.
Understanding the world, people and communities
Numbers: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.The world: children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
Learn sounds and names of word categories – Pets/Farms/Zoo
Name the letters of the alphabet in order.
Use concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×)
Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
Seasonal changes (Science national curriculum) – Pupils taught to observe changes across the four seasons. In addition, to observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects
Recognise and use fractions as numbersRecognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominatorsIdentify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually.
Earth and Space (Science national curriculum)
Challenge and develop children’s reasoning abilities using symbols.