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Week 1 maths

Friday 8th Jan - Using a triangle and 10 objects. Place objects at each point of the triangle to help the children add 3 numbers that make 10.



Week 2 maths


Monday 11th Jan - adding by finding number bonds




Tuesday 12th Jan - make 10


Play the make 10 game .

If you cant make the spinner just have the numbers on pieces of paper face down for the children to select instead.

Thurs 14th Jan - bonds to 10


Warm up with this game (choose the bonds to 10 one)

Bar model - The bar model is just another way of visually representing a calculation. So 10 is the whole and then the 2 parts can be any 2 numbers that make 10 for example 9 and 1. Hopefully that makes sense and your children are familiar with a bar model so should know what they are doing! Have 10 objects if they need visual support to split in to 2 groups.

Friday 15th January - bonds to 10.


Throw 10 objects at a target and count how many went in and how many out. Record this in a number sentence. E.g. 6 things in and 4 things out would record as 6 + 4 = 10.

You could roll up some pairs of socks to throw at a basket, soft toys into the washing up bowl, Marshmallows into a bowl?! Anything around the house will work!


Monday 18th Jan  - looking at the relationship between bonds to 10 and bonds to 20

Talk to your child about what they notice between a bond to 10 and bond to 20 e.g. what is the same/different between 5 + 5 = 10 and 15 + 5 = 20

Tues 19th Jan

Maths – addition by finding bonds to 10

Complete the addition using the ten frame. Draw the counters using 2 colours to help you.

Tuesday 21st Jan - subtraction

Fri 22nd Jan - subtraction

Count back using a number line


Mon 25th Jan

Finding the difference

On the sheet draw the sweets (circles) in the boxes to visionally work out the difference and then complete the calculation.


Tues 26th Jan

Watch the video to learn about related facts

Thurs 28th Jan

Comparing numbers.

Fri 29th Jan

We have finished the unit of work on addition and subtraction. In school we would carry out an assessment task to see what the children know or still need to learn for next time. It would be helpful if you could do that at home with your children. You can read the questions but minimal help with working out the maths! If they don't know it just move on to the next question. I always encourage them to give it a go though as mistakes are more useful than blank spaces!

Mon 1st Feb

Counting in tens

Using resources at home e.g. bits of pasta, coins, pieces of lego (anything really!) and put them into groups of ten to practise counting to 50 in tens.


Tues 2nd Feb


Watch the video for more counting in tens

Complete Part Part whole for tens and ones numbers. So we count how many tens and then add on the ones e.g. 36 we say there are 3 tens which is 30 and 6 ones. The whole number is 36. The blank ones are for the children to complete their own.

Thurs 4th Feb

Counting forward and backwards

Mon 8th Feb

Representing numbers to 50

Tues 9th Feb

One more/one less

Thurs 11th Feb

One more/one less


Fri 12th Feb

Compare objects

Mon 22nd Feb

Compare numbers

Using the compare signs make up your own maths comparing numbers e.g. 15 > 9

Tues 23rd Feb

Ordering numbers

Thurs 25th Feb

Count in 2’s

Find objects around the house - socks/lego/pasta anything you have lots of! Group them into 2's and count them. Only go past 20 if your child is confident in counting in 2's up to 20. - has counting in 2's game to support this too.

Fri 26th Feb - Maths

Counting in 2’s

Tues 2nd March

Counting in 5’s