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Maths Guidance for the Summer Term. Lots of activity ideas. You can choose areas you feel your child needs to practise.

Number Skills 

This week, I would like you to work on key number skills with numbers to 20. If your child is confident in all aspects of numbers to 20, you can go beyond 20 to challenge them. If your child is not yet confident with numbers 1-10 then you can continue to work on these numbers.


- Practise counting up to 20, and down from 20. Can you do this LOUD, can you do it quietly, can you do it in a silly voice, or in an opera voice? 

-As you count up to 20 and down from 20, can you make up a pattern? For example, clap on 0, tap your head on 1, clap on 2, tap your head on 3, clap on 4, tap your head on 5 etc.... or jump on 20, hop on 19, jump on 18, hop on 17 etc... You could use this as an opportunity to talk about odd/even numbers. 

- Put the number cards 10-20 in a bag or box, or face down on the table or floor. Pick out a number card. If your number card is 13 for example, can you count up from 13 to 20? Start counting at 13 and stop when you reach 20. So you would say 13, 14, 15, 16... until you reached 20. Can you count down from 13 until you reach 0? So you would say 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8....etc until you reached 0. Then pick another number.

-Can you put the numbers 10-20 in the correct order? Use your number cards. How fast can you put them in order? Try to beat your time! You could make this more challenging by having to go and find your numbers like a treasure hunt! 

-Once your number cards are in order, play a game with somebody in your house. Close your eyes whilst they turn over a card in the number line, so you can't the see the number. Do you know which number they turned over? Don't forget to justify your answer. For example 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, ?, 17, 18, 19, 20 "I know that 16 has been turned over because it is one less than 17 and it comes after 15." Then you could turn one over for somebody else to guess. 

-Practise counting amounts accurately. You could do this by choosing a number and building a lego tower with the right amount of bricks in. You could help to count out the vegetables needed for dinner, you could help to count the socks in the laundry! Remember to say each number as you touch or point to the object. Sometimes it is easier to put your objects into a straight line too. Don't forget it is always a good idea to check your answer in Maths. 

Some more numbers to 20 ideas...

Practise our number formation rhymes...

Try and say the rhyme as you have a go at forming the numbers. Be creative with how you practise. You could use your finger in the air, use a magic wand or silky scarf to form the numbers in the air, paint the numbers, get somebody to draw the number on your back with their finger as you listen to the rhyme, draw the number on somebody else's back and say the rhyme, do big number with chalk outside, make the numbers out of playdough...

If you cannot access the PowerPoint, I will post a picture of the rhymes below.

Can you describe the shapes of the buttons on the robots? What are they called? How many sides do they have, how many corners? Where else have you seen these shapes before?

Make a 2D shape picture robot

Can you design and label a robot using 2D shapes? You might want to print out some different 2D shapes to cut and stick, you could draw around things to make the 2D shapes or you could use a computer. Remember, 2D shapes are flat shapes so your picture will be a flat picture. Think about the different shapes you could use, will your robot have a square head? A triangle body? Hexagon buttons? As you draw your robot make sure you describe the shapes you are using. E.g. “I am using circles for eyes because they are round.” or “I am using rectangles for legs because they have 2 long, straight sides and 2 short sides.” or “I am using triangles for teeth because I like how they have pointy corners.” Don’t forget to label your robot afterwards, you could write the names of the shapes you have used and what they are for. E.g. “Triangle laser eyes”, “Circle on switch”.

Can you talk about the 3D shapes in the picture? What are they called? How many faces, edges and vertices do they have? Where else have you seen these shapes before?

Make a 3D robot

Using lots of recycling from around your house, can you build a 3D model of your robot? This means your robot will not be flat like your 2D shape drawing was. You could use things like cereal boxes, shoeboxes, toilet roll tubes, bottle tops, the possibilities are endless! As you make your robot talk about the different 3D shapes you are using. E.g. “I am using a tissue box for the head, it is a cube. This means my robot will have a square face.” or “I am using toilet roll tubes for the arms, I like how they have curved faces. They are like cylinders.”

Ten Little Robots

Practise counting backwards as you take away one robot each time.

One more/one less robot worksheet to do after the Ten Little Robots story

Coding (directions)

Have a go at making a code to programme a robot.

Subtraction Word Problems

Video 1 How many have been taken away?

Video 2 Take away pick up game

Video 3 How to play the subtraction game on Topmarks

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Video 4 How to play Mental Maths Train

We are focussing on taking away this week.

Video 5 How to play Blast Off

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Word Problems Using Counting On Skills 

Practise solving some word problems using the counting on skills we learnt last week. Try and do one or two each day this week. You can use objects or a draw the jumps on a number line, whichever one you find easiest. It might be more fun for your grown up to write some word problems for you. This way they can include things like your friends names and food you like! If you get really good solving the word problems, why not have a go at asking your grown up so solve some word problems that you have made up! 

Can you solve these word problems using your counting on skills?

Making Magic Potions for Capacity 

Have fun making magical potions, I wonder if they will turn you into a wild thing? Or I wonder if they are secret fairy recipes? Make sure you have lots of different sized containers to fill, pour and empty. You could also use things like spoons and ladles. As you make your potion, explain things like this: "I need 4 spoons of blue water." "I need half a cup of leaves." "I need one squeeze of orange juice." "I need a full jug of bubbles." "This container will hold more red water than this container." You might be interested in the numbers on the measuring jug if you have one, work with your grown up to explore what these mean and how you can use them to measure in ml.

Potion inspiration and blank worksheet if you would like to write your recipe

Measure the Girth of a Tree- A Forest School Activity

Who can find the tree with the thickest trunk this week? We will be measuring the girth (or circumference) of a tree trunk. Miss Purcell demonstrates how to problem solve, as we can’t use a ruler to measure the tree trunk!
A shape, space and measure challenge to encourage children to use everyday mathematical language to talk about size and order things by length. This is a challenge they will need lots of help and support with, I don’t expect them to be able to measure using centimetres, but I do expect them to be able to problem solve by trying different ways of measuring the tree and also use language to describe the length of the string etc, so this piece is longer/shorter. Let me know on Tapestry how big your tree was and I will announce a winner next week!
Please follow social distancing rules and stay safe when out and about.

How Many Trees?

How many trees make a forest?

How to add on using a number line

Adding on domino game

Miss Purcell demonstrates how practise adding by counting on using a game with dominos. If you don't have dominos at home why don't you have a go at making s...

Adding by counting on using Duplo/Lego

You could also print with your Duplo/Lego into play dough or with paint onto paper to show your workings out!

How to Play Save the Whale

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Miss Purcell explains how to play the game ‘Save the Whale’ on ICT games using shells to work out the answer.

Halve the Easter Bunny’s Eggs sheet

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Miss Purcell demonstrates how to halve the eggs into two baskets equally using objects.

Halve the Easter Bunny's Egg sheet (if you don't have a printer you could try and draw your own!)

Bee’s in the Garden Halving sheet

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Miss Purcell demonstrates how to use objects to help to solve these halving problems.

Halve the Bee's in the Garden Sheet (If you don't have a printer you could try and draw your own!)

Maths Week Commencing 30th March- Sharing and Halving

Let’s teach The Tiger Who Came to Tea how to share!

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Watch Miss Purcell as she teaches The Tiger Who Came to Tea how to halve food equally at a tea party. Then have a go at doing some halving yourself at your own tea party! You could use toy food, real food, or make some play dough food!

How to find half using the part part whole model

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This activity should not be done until your child has watched The Tiger Who Came to Tea halving video (above) and had a go at practically halving at their tea party.
The children are familiar with the part-part-whole model from school, in the past we have used it to explore what numbers are made up of. Ask your child to explain what they know about the part part whole model to you. Today we are using it to find half of a number, we are investigating whether amounts 1-5 can be shared equally between 2 groups. Please encourage the children to join in. Get three plates/bowls, 5 objects your child can count, and their number cards. I also demonstrate how to write it down so you may wish to have something for them to write on too.

Numberjacks | Fair Shares | S1E32

Things aren't being shared fairly, thanks to the Problem Blob - 6 makes everything all right. FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? It is all about excitement, fun ...

NUMBERJACKS | A Game Of 2 Halves | S1E18

The Shape Japer makes half a load of trouble, and 4 has to make things whole again. Numberjacks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Agents: 14, 47, 73, 96 FUN FACT! WHAT is Numbe...

NUMBERJACKS | Half Time | S2E10

The Numbertaker is halving the number of things - 4 is out there at the double. Numberjacks: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Agents: 37, 58, 99 FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? ...

Maths for Week Commencing 23rd March

Numberblocks Double Trouble

Numberblocks Double Trouble

Doubles Doubles (I Can Add Doubles!) (song for kids about adding doubles 1-5)

Doubles Doubles (I Can Add Doubles!) 1+1=2 2+2=4 3+3=6 4+4=8 5+5=10 To purchase this song in video format (.mp4) or audio format (.m4a), please visit www.har...

DOUBLES! DOUBLES! (*new* 1-10 version)

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