Sheffield University Research study - maths activities for 3-7 year olds in the home during lockdown

Email dated   18.08.20


Dear Colleagues,

Please find below information to share with your parents, maybe on your social media platforms.

Thank you

Best Wishes

The Early Years Team


Parents may be interested to contribute to research into the impact of COVID on home learning and specifically maths activity. Sheffield are running a study with the opportunity to win a £20 voucher for taking part in the survey.

Exploring Home Maths Activities During Covid-19

Are you a parent or carer of a child aged between three and seven? We would like to hear about how the Covid-19 lockdown has impacted children’s number and maths learning activities.

This project is interested in the types of home maths activities parents/ carers have been doing with their children during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as parent’s thoughts and beliefs about maths and how parents feel about supporting their children’s maths development at home.

We are offering the chance to be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £20 Amazon vouchers for completion of the survey.

This is undoubtedly an incredibly busy and difficult time for many families. Some parent’s and carers may have found it difficult to do many learning activities with their children. We understand there will be a lot of variation in home learning activities for many reasons. If this is the case, we are still interested in hearing about your experiences including the difficulties you’ve experienced. We hope that this research will help us understand barriers parents may have faced and the findings may help inform what areas teachers should focus on when children return to school.

To take part you must be a parent or carer of a child between the ages three and seven.


Deborah Brown - (General Enquries)
Dawn Butler - (General Enquiries)
Nicola Theobald - (General and Nursery School Enquiries)