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Week beginning 01.06.20


Please accept our apologies for the delay in home learning. Here is the home learning for this week:


This week we are looking at halves and quarters of shapes and numbers. Talk with and demonstrate in different contexts what is a half and a quarter. Make sure they understand that both parts need to be the same (either in size or number). Talk about how many parts there are in a whole. You can do this very effectively using food! Pizza or cake is great but anything works!


I have attached a powerpoint to explain how to halve numbers, please feel free to use this to explain.


Task 1:

What shapes do you know? Fold the shapes into halves and quarters. Which shapes work? Which don't? Why? (shape sheets below or make your own)


Task 2:

Using a paper circle to be a pizza cut the pizza into two halves. Now choose an even number and get it in counters or bricks etc. (eg: pepperoni!) share your counters equally between the two halves and say your number fact EG: half of 6 equals 3. (If your child has a good understanding they can say it in different ways "two groups of 3 make 6")

Extension: try this with numbers up to 20. Which numbers cannot be split equally? You could fold your pizza into quarters and share your counters again. What do you notice?


Task 3:

Complete the problem solving sheet, Can you make your own halving problems? They could be numbers or shapes.



Week 4:



Please continue to practice your child’s addition and subtraction skills through the week. If they are not yet able to tell you 1 more and 1 less than any number to 10 then 20 please practice this skill using the following game:


For this week we will be learning about doubling. For this children will need a good understanding of addition and more/less/same first. If your child does not yet count on when adding or cannot compare two groups of objects using the language of more/less/same then please practice this before moving on by..

  1. Revisiting work from week 1 on addition
  2. Playing pairs with number cards – which picture is more/less, how many are there altogether?
  3. Practicing talk about more/less/same through outdoor play, at the dinner table etc.


If your child is ready begin to discuss what double means, when have they heard the word? What does double look like? Double dominos, double ladybird spots. Explain and show them if they are not sure.


If you have dominos or number cards try to find all the doubles, for fun see if they can make doubles of their toys, natural objects outside etc.


Once they have a good understanding complete the doubles activity book this week using their addition skills. If they wish they can practice remembering their doubles to 20 using this game:


This week’s Challenges: Try to write their own doubles number sentences for you to solve (e.g.: 6+6=?)



Star outdoor challenge: Discuss other ways we use doubles eg: in measures. In the garden, estimate how many cups to fill up a bucket of water, when they get half way see if they need to change their estimate based on how many cups they have used so far. (they may need help to double bigger numbers over 10)Were they correct? Why? Why not? Try some other measures what do they find? The idea here is to start seeing the relationship between halves and doubles. More on this next week…


Doubles activity Book

week 3


Please continue to practice your child’s addition and subtraction skills through the week. If they are not yet able to tell you 1 more and 1 less than any number to 10 then 20 please practice this skill using the following game:



This week We will be learning about measures. This will involve comparing different lengths and weights. The stages that your child will progress are as follows:

  1. To directly compare by looking or feeling 2 then 3 objects using language such as heavier, heaviest, lighter, lightest, longer, shorter. They may be able to solve problems to order 3 objects
  2. To begin to talk about equipment that could be used to measure weight and length eg: ruler, cubes, scales and begin to use these measurement accurately eg: counting carefully, starting with 0 on a ruler etc.
  3. To apply their understanding of calculations and measurement to solve practical problems.



Feel free to start at the stage your child is at. Here are the activities to work through…



  • Make an exploration basket (or box) or ask your child to fill it with lots of different objects . Ask your child questions about the items and make a note of what they say for their learning jouneys (see task ideas)
  • Choose some of the objects from the basket to compare or weigh (if you have access to any lever balance scales you could use these or alternatively draw some scales and talk about what would happen to each end.
  • Involve your child in a cooking activity, discuss how you use the scales to help you measure the weight. If possible let your child weigh the ingredients and talk about the numbers and unit of measurement eg: grams (see pound cake recipe) talk about comparisons – which weight do you think is more? Heavier? etc



  • Using any family members available talk about who is shorter/taller – who is the tallest etc. Encourage your child to use the words to compare-they could line up their teddies and describe their height to you.
  • Discuss what measurement is for, how you would measure different objects? Feet, height, the floor. If you have any cubes or lego bricks choose some things around the house or garden they can measure making sure they understand that the ‘units’ of measurement all have to be the same size (eg: a long lego brick then a short lego brick wouldn’t be an accurate measurement) Estimate then check your results – which was the longest/shortest? How do you know? (the number is smaller/less!)


Extra Challenge:

Help your child to identify their own maths weight/length challenge through I wonder questions…


Eg: I wonder if Ice is heavier than water? Record your investigation and why not send it in!?

Week 2

This week We will be learning about Counting back to subtract numbers. This skills requires your child to count objects carefully, to be able to count backwards from 10 and then from 20, and to use language of subtraction : subtract, take away, take from, total, minus, less than, difference  and leaves.


Your child may be able to do this practically already in which case they can begin to use a number line to subtract to 20 then begin to apply this to problem solving and missing number sentences

eg: ? - 3 = 9.


Tasks this week:


  1. Practice counting back from 10 then 20, move your objects one at a time and make sure you count carefully
  2. Use the number line you made last week, say and point to the numbers as you hop back from 20 or 10
  3. Complete the worksheet counting back from 20/10
  4. Complete the Challenge Cards or the missing number sentence challenge – you can use equipment for this if it helps.


Extra challenge: Make a subtraction machine something like this:  add labels and symbols so someone knows how to use your machine.

Picture 1

This week We will be learning about Counting on to add numbers. This skills requires the child to count objects carefully, to continue the number names (instead of going back to 1) and to use language of addition : altogether, total, add, and, more.


Your child may be able to do this practically already in which case they can begin to use a number line to add to 20 then begin to apply this to problem solving and missing number sentences eg: 5 + ? = 9.


Extra challenge: Make a game for your parents to play with number sentences to solve for their counters to move on. Try writing your number sentences in different ways! eg 4 more than 7 is..... Send your photos to the office and we'll put them on the class page!


Please follow the purple mash link for your home learning task and click on the 2do link.


In Addition to this Please complete the tasks below:



After completing the powerpoint at your child's appropriate level, each day practice adding groups of objects by 'counting on'. This can be anything around the house! Encourage your child to move the objects saying each number name as they count. Start with numbers up to 10 then build up to 20 as they progress.


Once they are confident try replacing one of the groups with a number. eg: Look in this box we have 6 eggs and over here there are 5 more. How many altogether.


Your child may be ready to then make a number line up to 20 and practing adding numbers by drawing 'hops' on their number line.

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