I initially looked at the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 but found it a bewildering list of terminology that I didn't always get. It also made for a prescriptive and disjointed curriculum that repeated itself often. As is so often the case, the NC did not suit a home education situation so I moved on. I looked at a few books but again found them quite bland and then I stumbled across Mama Jenn's blog and specifically her Living Math book list (click on the button to the right to take a look). I was inspired to try this method with the girls, and it has worked really well. I intended to blog about them as we went through the books that I selected but writing the posts went by the wayside some time ago. I am going to try again to log our learning and collect the blog post links here to make it easy for anyone who interested to browse the links and resources I have used!
A final observation about maths at home is that things that are 'taught' in school seem to come naturally to children that have the time to be inquisitive and explore things. For example, patterning, sequencing, measuring, weighing, fractions, times tables, time, money and more are things that our children have learned through using them in real situations and by being interested in them. I tell you this as I have often stressed that we 'don't do enough' maths but then I reflect and see how much they can do and it reminds me to relax a bit! Hopefully if you are worrying too, you will worry a little less now!