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Week Commencing 13.7.2020


It looks like the White Rose planning was reading my mind! We've got one more week on time this week, or you can choose the number learning, also linked below. Well done for soldiering on at home, Hedgehogs, it's brilliant to see all of your amazing learning coming in. 


Week Commencing 6.7.2020


Hi Hedgehogs, this week's White Rose learning is very similar to things we have done before. For this reason, I thought you may like to do something different. We are going to learn how to tell the time this week! We will start small, by arranging the numbers on a clock, and sequencing activities that happen in the day. By the end of the week, you will be reading an analogue clock to the hour and to the half hour. A weekly plan is below, and resources are below that. These can be printed, or you can make your own versions by drawing.


Monday 6.7.2020

Tuesday 7.7.2020

Wednesday 8.7.2020

Thursday 9.7.2020

Friday 10.7.2020

Print, or make your own clock (template below). Make sure your numbers are in the right place: 12 at the top, 6 at the bottom. If you’re drawing your own clock, I find it easier to draw the 12, 6, 3 and 9 first, then fill in the other letters. Use a split pin, or some blu-tak to complete this.

Sequence the events in the pictures below. You can print, cut and stick these into the right order, or you can draw it.


Have a go at making these times on the clock you made yesterday.

Watch the 1 minute timer on youtube (linked below). Did that feel like a short time or a long time? Every minute that passes, the second hand on the clock goes all the way around in a full circle. Imagine 60 of these 1 minute timers. That is so much time! You need 60 of the one minute timers for the short hand to make it all the way around the clock. 60 minutes is the same as 1 hour. Turn the long hand so it goes all the way around, imagining it’s taken 60 minutes.


Watch the powerpoint linked below, and show the times to the hour (1 o’clock, 3 o’clock etc) on your clock you made, and on the sheet provided.

Watch the powerpoint linked below, and show the times to the half hour (Half past 1, half past 3 etc) on your clock you made, and on the sheet provided.

Match the cards to show what says the same thing: the clock, the way time is written in numbers and in words.


Complete the clocks, about half past and o’clock.


Some 1 minute timers to choose from:



Week Commencing 29.6.2020

We are learning about money this week, Hedgehogs! The best way to do this, is to hold the actual coins if you can. Once you have held, and played with real money, the coins will become a lot easier to recognise. I've attached some money learning linked to white rose, and also attached some learning I have created. As Always, I'm contactable on dojo if you have any questions!

Week commencing 22.6.2020


This week we are doing place value, to 100! Place value is understanding how much a number is worth. eg: 27 is 2 tens and 7 ones. Below are a few videos that can help explain place value. I've also attached some further worksheets below in case your child would like a change from the White Rose.

Week Commencing 15.6.2020

This week is sharing, and arrays! This is the beginning of understanding division. As always, it is best to try this with concrete resources. If this is something your child is confident with, feel free to contact me on class dojo and I shall send you White Rose's alternative learning. If you need a reminder of arrays, please see the learning from 20.4.2020 below.

Week commencing 8.6.2020


This week we are back to the white rose planning - focusing on counting in twos, fives, and tens! As some have requested, I'll post some videos through the week on dojo of the songs we sing to help us with our skip counting.


If skip counting is something your child is struggling with, get them to whisper the numbers 1-4, then loudly say 5! then whisper 6-9, then loudly say 10! If they are struggling with counting in tens, look at a hundred square and make sure they are saying thir-TEE not thir-teen etc.


If skip counting is a concept your child has grasped, you can show them groups of 5, linking it to their times tables. Hedgehogs might remember that 'times means groups of', and 'equals means the same as'. So if you show them 3 groups of 5 sweets, toys, or lego, they might be able to say '3 groups of 5 is the same as 15' or '3x5=15'.

Week commencing 1.6.2020


I have received some really helpful feedback from parents about what is and isn't working at home. Some are loving the videos and worksheets provided by White Rose, while others are finding it tricky to engage their kids. The scheduled learning on White Rose this week is capacity, which we have already done so I'm switching it up for the week. If you would still like the worksheets, contact me via dojo and I'll pass them along. For this week, I've written a plan, and attached the resources below. This is also available as a word document below for easy printing if you have a printer. Please continue to let me know if this is helpful or unhelpful and why, so I can provide resources that work for your child. Also please remember that this learning is completely optional: some of it, all of it, or none of it: whatever is right for your child. - Miss Kemish


Monday: Recap quarter, half, 3 quarter, full (turn).

Tuesday: Problem solving: quarter, half, 3 quarter, full (turn).

Wednesday: left right, forward, backward.


Describing position

Friday: Varied fluency: describing position.

Get your child to draw 4 large circles, shading them to show one quarter, half, 3 quarter, full.

Play the same game as yesterday, with the child jumping in turns, and then their toys making the turns.

See if your child knows left and right. Watch this video to dance and practise.




See if your child can understand, and then independently use the words ‘top’, ‘in between’, ‘bottom’, ‘above’ and ‘below’. Instruct them to stand somewhere, using each of these words. (stand on top of the paper. Sit below the table).

Stand somewhere to show these words in relation to a toy, chair, couch etc. ‘top’, ‘in between’, ‘bottom’, ‘above’ and ‘below’.

Get your child to tell you where you are.

Put these circles on the ground, and show your child how to turn their body in full a circle, so they end up facing the same direction they started with. Then try a half turn. Once they have grasped these, try one quarter, and three quarters, always starting facing the same direction. Get your child to shout out what kind of turn they are doing as they do it. Say each of these a few times, in different orders to help your child understand.

Turn the toys yourself, this time getting your child to tell you what turn they have made. Look at the questions below: you don’t need to write anything, just talk to your grown up about what you think they have done.

Like yesterday, ask your child to use their body to show the different directions: jump left, right, forward, backward. Then get them to do this with a toy. Get your child to use the language themselves to show they can. Eg. ‘The lego moved left. The doll moved backward.

Look at Thursday’s question together. Complete the quiz attached to help.


Have a look at the questions attached below with your child, read them together and get your child to use their words to complete them the best they can.

Use toys around the house – turn them quarter, half, 3 quarter, full (turn).
















Week Commencing 18.5.2017


Week Commencing 11.5.2020
Summer 1, Week 3 (WC 27.4.2020)

Hi Hedgehogs, We are revisiting addition and subtraction this week! Remember the star words to help you:


plus: plus means adding two parts together to make a whole. 

minus: minus means, start with the whole, and takeaway the part.

equals: equals means the same as.


Please find the link below. As always, it's best to have concrete objects to help you with your learning. I'll post some photos of some creative objects that have helped you.

Hi Hedgehogs, white rose planning is working on different holidays to us, but I believe we are up to the same point, week commencing 27th April 2020. The feedback I've heard is that this type of print out maths seems to be working for you at home. Just remember to use practical resources to work things out - this will give you a really solid understanding. I've attached some examples of some hedgehogs completing their maths practically to help you with ideas.
Summer term, Week 2 (20.4.2020-24.4.2020)

Hi Hedgehogs, below is the the link for week 2's maths learning. It uses the term 'arrays' which might be new to most of you. I've also added some screen shots of the powerpoints

I made to use in class to help you understand what this means.

Star word: array

Summer Term, Week 1 (14.4.2020-17.4.2020)
Welcome to Summer term Hedgehogs! We follow white rose for maths teaching, and they have brought out some handy home learning resources that can be found below. This week we will be recapping doubling, halving, and making equal groups. The videos will be helpful, and the sheet that has been made can be used as a guideline. If you do not have a printer, you could write your thoughts in the purple book we gave you before school closures last term. You could also get a grownup to record you saying your answers, or making them physically with your toys at home. The most important thing is to have fun with your learning, and the best way to keep information in your head is to physically do your learning, rather than filling in worksheets. Throughout the week,  I will be posting a few examples of the ways you have been physically completing your learning, as long as a few of my own ideas on class dojo. I can't wait to see how you are learning!

Your learning for Monday 14th April should look like this:


Tuesday and Wednesday video link:

Thursday resource link:

Friday Game link:


Monday 23.3.2020

Tuesday 24.3.2020

Wednesday 25.3.2020

Thursday 26.3.2020

Friday 27.3.2020


Odd and Even


Look at the numicon and decide if they are odd or even numbers. Remember that even numbers will always have a ‘friend’ if they are arranged in twos. Odd blocks will always have one left over if arranged in twos.  Can you find even and uneven groups of things in your home?


Practise the dinosaur song.'I am a hungry dinosaur, glistening teeth and a great big roar, come to me and in a while, you will be my dinner! 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, now you are my dinner!'




Double means making the same amount again. Can you double some items in your house? show how you can double the amount of fruit, toys, stones, shoes, cutlery?


Remember that double means making the same amount again. Can you double these numbers? 0, 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Can you notice a pattern? Are all the numbers odd? Even? Say the doubled numbers.


Does it remind you of a song we sing in class?



Number recognition


If you have a printer, print the cards linked above. If not, use the hundred square below to write numbers 1-50 or 1-100 on small pieces of paper. The kids can order these, or you can show them a card at a time, out of order, for them to say out loud. What is one more? One less? Ten more? Ten less? If you’re counting in tens do you say this number? Why?

Choose 2 different games to play – Miss Kemish likes the missing number games to 50 and 100.






Maths facts

Spend 5 minutes each day practising your number bonds to 10 and to 20.

Link to a website for practising your numberbonds:

Maths Games

Choose a maths game to play each day.

Have a go at inventing your own maths game.

Link to a blog on maths games:


One more and one less

Get some raisins, grapes, cereal pieces. Place some on a plate. If the grown up with you says ‘one more’, add one more and say what number you have now. If they say ‘one less’, eat one and count how many you have left.

Ask a grown up to give you some toys. Count how many you have. Can you put out another group of toys so you have one more and then one less?

Build a tower with bricks. Can you build another tower with one more brick? Can you build another with one less brick?


Make your own tens frames or print some off the internet and use counters, or anything you can find to use instead of counters (raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc…..). Choose 2 numbers 1-digit numbers to add together , e.g. 7 + 5. On your tens frame set out 7 on one thing, e.g. raisins and then add another 5 of something else e.g. cereal pieces. Have you filled a tens frame? How many are in the next tens frame? What is your answer? Try this adding different numbers. You can also draw them out.

Link to video on using tens frames to add  (2nd activity on video)


Number bonds to 10

Practise your number bonds to 10 by playing the ‘Total of 10’ card game

Can you think of any new rules for playing this game?

Link to the ‘Total of 10’ card game:


Use your tens frames and counters from the addition activity to practise subtracting. Make the first number using the tens frame and subtract the number of counters/ pieces to work out how many you now have. Try it with different numbers.

Watch the 3rd activity on the video:

Represent different numbers

Make your own tens frames or print some off the internet and use counters, or anything you can find to use instead of counters (raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc…..) Start by using one tens frame to make numbers up to 10, then use a second tens frame to show numbers up to 20. You can also draw them out.

Link to video on using tens frames and counters to make numbers (see 2nd activity)


Fractions of shapes

Find things you can cut into halves and quarters, e.g a pizza, a cake, an apple.

Ask your grown up to draw some circles on a page. Can you split them into halves and quarters?

Link to video on fractions of shapes:


Fractions of amounts

Use some raisins, grapes, cereal pieces to help you find  12 , 14 and 13 of a set of objects. Use your teddies to help you. If your finding 12 - share them between 2 of your teddies, 14 – share them between 4 of your teddies and 13 – share them between 3 of your teddies. Once you have done this, ask your grown up to draw some bar models (Split a rectangle 2 to work out 12 , 3 to work out 13 and 4 to work out 14

Link to video for finding fractions of amounts using the bar model:


Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10

Use raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc… to help you practise counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

Group into 2s to practise counting in 2s, group into 5 to practise counting in 5s and into 10 to practise counting in 10s.

Once you’ve done it with the objects, draw out circles to help you practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


Time to o’clock and half past

Ask your grown up to draw a number line from 1-12 and cut out an arrow (this will be your hour hand). Each number represents an hour on the clock, so if the arrow points to 1 it is showing 1 o’clock. Position your arrow on different numbers and read out the time. Then put your arrow half way between 2 numbers. This represents half past, so if your arrow is half way between 2 and 3, it is half past 3.

Next draw a round clock and do the same with just one hand. Once you are happy telling the time with one hand, you can make a 2nd longer hand. This is your minute hand. Where should it point for o’clock? Where should it point for half past?


Link to video on telling the time to o’clock and half past:


Read and write numbers from 1-20 in numbers and in words

Make 1-20 number cards and one to twenty word cards out of paper.

Have a go at matching up the numbers and words. Play the memory game, by turning all your cards over and taking it in turns to pick 2 cards. If the number and word matches, you get to keep both cards. The winner is the person with the most pairs at the end.


2D shapes and 3D shapes

How many 2D and 3D shapes can you name? Go round your house/garden and make a list of all the circles, squares, rectangles and triangle shapes you can see. Can you find any other 2D shapes? Then go round looking for 3D shapes (cubes, cuboids, cylinders and spheres). Can you find any others?

Ask your grown up to cut out some 2D shapes. Can you make different pictures with them? Try drawing out a picture using just 2D shapes.



Follow a recipe to bake some biscuits or cakes. Can you weigh out all the ingredients yourself?

Find food in your kitchen, such as a tin of beans. Can you find something which is heavier and something which is lighter?


Ask your grown up for some money. Can you identify all the coins?

Can you make 10p? Can you find a different way to make 10p, using different coins? Try this for different amounts of money



Find something in your house you could use to measure with. They all need to be the same size e.g. counters, lego bricks, paper clips etc…. Choose different objects, such as a pen or book. Estimate how many counters etc… long it will be and then use them to measure what it actually is. Can you find different things round your house which are longer/shorter.