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Week Commencing 13th July

  • Practise your doubling, halving and sharing skills this week using a range of practical resources around your home.
  • For example put 2 biscuits on a plate and 2 on another. Then say the number sentence: double 2 is 4. Repeat with different resources and amounts. Can you learn your doubling facts? double 1 is...? double 2 is...? double 5 is...? etc.
  • Practise you sharing and halving skills i.e. put 4 strawberries on a plate, can you share these evenly between 2 people? how many does each person get? Repeat with other objects and amounts.
  • Ask your adult to pose different questions for you to think about i.e. 3 birds on a branch and 3 birds on the next branch - how many birds altogether? Use your doubling facts. 4 biscuits on a plate and half of them are eaten - how many biscuits are left? Use your halving facts.
  • Try and write a number sentence to show your calculation i.e. 3 + 3 = 6. 
  • Remember to try and use the range of vocabulary when solving different problems.

Week Commencing 6th July

  • This week we are going to be focussing on our problem solving skills. We will be applying our addition and subtraction skills when solving simple problems.
  • Ask your adult to pose different questions for you to think about and decide which calculation you need to use i.e. 5 birds on the branch and 3 flew away, how many are left? 9 biscuits on the plate and 3 are eaten, how many are left? I give you 2 sweets and then I give you 2 more, how many do you have altogether? 5 people are sitting downstairs on the bus and 4 people are sitting upstairs, how many people are there altogether?
  • Work out the calculation and use the language related to addition and subtraction. Write down your number sentence to show what you have done i.e. 5 - 3 = 2 etc.

Week Commencing 29th June

  • This week we are going to be thinking about patterns. In particular symmetrical patterns.
  • In your reading you have the book 'Butterflies' allocated to you. Look at the patterns on each butterfly - what do you notice about these? Can you talk about the patterns with your adult.
  • Remember to use the word symmetrical and to discuss it's meaning with your adult.
  • Can you create your own symmetrical patterns? Once completed please ask your adult to send me pictures of these.
  • Once you have explored symmetrical patterns, then explore repeating patterns. Can you find any repeating patterns around your home or in your garden? Maybe you could take pictures of the repeating patterns you have found.
  • Can you create your own repeating pattern?
  • Complete the home learning tasks sent home for this week.

Week Commencing 22nd June

  • Complete the sheets sent home in your learning packs.
  • In addition to your sheets, try and think about capacity this week. In practical contexts use the vocabulary; full, empty, half full, half empty, holds more, holds less, container
  • Fill different containers with cups of water and find out which container holds more / less. Before filling you could predict how many cupfuls of water you think it will hold. Then count as you fill and see if your predictions were correct. 
  • When having a drink, look at your cup - observe if it is full to the top, half way, nearly gone and empty.
  • Ask an adult to show you different cups in your house - which one will holds the most? Can you find out?

Week Commencing 15th June

  • Complete the sheets sent home in your learning packs.
  • Focus on your addition and subtraction skills. Use a range of practical resources to help develop your skills when adding and taking away.
  • Use the range of vocabulary for addition and subtraction as we always do in school. 
  • Addition vocabulary to use: add, plus, altogether, makes, sum, total, more
  • Subtraction vocabulary to use: minus, take away, subtract, leaves, less

Week Commencing 8th June

  • We are going to be focussing on our addition skills this week.
  • Use different objects around your home to help you add 2 amounts i.e. 3 bananas and 2 apples, how many pieces of fruit altogether? 
  • Write your own number sentence each time i.e. 3 + 2 = 5
  • Remember to try and use the range of vocabulary for addition i.e. plus, altogether, makes, equals, sum, total.

Week Commencing 1st June

  • We are going to be focussing on our counting skills and counting in different steps. Can you count up to 20 forwards and backwards in steps of 1? Make yourself a number line from 1 to 20, or challenge yourself and write a number up to 30 or beyond.
  • Using your number line start counting from different points i.e. start at 13 and count backwards, start at 11 and count forwards, start at 19 and count backwards to 8 etc. Maybe you could also write the numbers as you count.
  • Practise counting in different steps. Line up pairs of socks or shoes and count in steps of 2 i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc. Again you could write the numbers as you count in steps of 2 to record your count. Can you count forwards and backwards in steps of 2?
  • Ask your family members to hold up their hands and practise counting in steps of 5.
  • Can you also count in steps of 10?
  • Enjoy your counting everyone. Remember to try and write your numbers to record your different counting.
  • I look forward to seeing the pictures of your counting this week. Please ask your adult to email me some pictures of the different counting steps you have been doing. 

Week Commencing 18th May

  • We are going to be working on our addition and subtraction skills this week. We would like you to use the vocabulary related to addition and subtraction.
  • Addition vocabulary: add, more, makes, equals, altogether, plus, sum, total, how many are there altogether?
  • Subtraction vocabulary: take away, minus, subtract, leaves, less, left, how many are left?
  • Ask an adult to pose different questions, using objects around the house i.e. 5 apples in the bowl, 3 are eaten, how many are left? 4 biscuits on the plate and I put out 2 more, how many do we have altogether? 
  • Write a number sentence to show each calculation that you do i.e. 4 + 2 = 6 etc. When writing your own number sentences use the vocabulary listed above.
  • Can you pose different questions to ask members of your family? I know you are all very clever mathematicians and I think you will be able to ask lots of challenging questions for your families to solve!
  • Please ask an adult to email me some pictures of your work.
  • Remember we have been working hard in school on correct number formation. So when writing your number sentences, try and write your numbers the correct way.

Week Commencing 11th May

  • Complete the mathematics learning activities sent out in your learning pack for this week.
  • This week our focus will be money and looking at coins. Can you ask a parent to show you some coins? What can you see on the coin? What colour are the coins? What shape are they?
  • Can you draw around some coins and write the value of each?
  • Can you put some coins together in you hand i.e. a 5p and a 2p? How much does that make altogether? Try with different coins i.e. a 5p and a 5p - how much does that make? Use your addition skills to find the total with different pairs of coins.
  • Ask an adult to tell you the price of different items i.e. how much does a loaf of bread cost? a pint of milk? etc. Ask an adult to show you how to write each amount.
  • Clink on the link below to practise your skills using coins.

Week Commencing 4th May

  • Focus on telling the time. Notice what time you get up on a morning, the time that you have your lunch, the time that you go out for your daily exercise, the time that you go to bed etc.
  • Can you write down these different times? Each day check to see if you are doing things at the same time.
  • Look at different clocks i.e. a watch, a clock in the house etc. Ask an adult to help you read the different times. Try and ask your adult to tell you the time throughout the day.
  • Try and focus on telling different o'clock times. Try and notice when the clock tells an o'clock time i.e. it's 12 o'clock and we have our lunch, at 2 o'clock we go out for a walk etc.
  • Can you draw different clock faces to show the o'clock time?
  • In your diary each day write down what day it is. Can you say the names of the days in order?
  • Can you name all the months in the year? Can you say the date of your birthday? Do you know the birthdays of your family members?
  • How may seasons are there in the year? Can you name the seasons and talk about the things that happen in each season?

Week Commencing 27th April

  • Go on a shape hunt around your home. What shapes can you see? Find 2D shapes and name them and then go hunting for 3D shapes and name them.
  • Discuss the properties of each shape, once you have named it. What can you tell the adult about each shape you find?
  • What shapes can you see when you go out for your daily exercise with your family?
  • What patterns can you see? Can you find any repeating patterns and say what the pattern is? Can you see and symmetrical patterns?
  • Can you create your own patterns?
  • Try out the shape and pattern  activities on Topmarks - click on the link below.

 

Week Commencing 20th April

  • Order and write the numbers from 1 to 20. Can you say the number which is 1 more / 1 less than a number?
  • Can you challenge yourself and write the numbers to 50 or even 100?
  • Go on a number hunt around your house. Which numbers can you see? Can you write these numbers down.
  • Look out for numbers in your local area when you go for a walk with your family. What number is your house? What number is the house next door? Can you say the numbers that you see around you? When you get home try and write down some of the numbers you have spotted on your walk.

Week commencing 30th March

  • In practical activities use the vocabulary involved in addition and subtraction tasks when solving simple problems i.e. 3 apples and 2 bananas, how many pieces of fruit are there altogether? 4 biscuits, 1 is eaten, how many biscuits are left?
  • Write your own  number sentence to accompany each calculation i.e. 3 + 2 = 5,  4 - 1 = 3 etc. 
  • Order and write numbers from 1 to 20. Remember to form your numbers the correct way. Identify the number which is 1 more or 1 less than a given number. 

Week commencing 23rd March

 

  • In practical contexts, use the vocabulary related to addition and subtraction.
  • Name the 2D and 3D shapes you can see around your home. Discuss the properties of shapes.
  • Notice and discuss patterns that you can see around your environment i.e. repeating patterns and symmetrical patterns.
  • Apply mathematical skills by carrying out different activities on the Topmarks website.

 

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