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Now that some children have returned to school, our home learning suggestions will be shared in a different format which hopefully will solidify all pupils learning.

Miss Colbourne and I will choose key activities for the children to complete each week.  These will be set as 'in school' challenges.  If your child is not attending school, we would ask you to try and complete these at home. 

There will also be additional home learning challenges set.  These will be suggestions rather than an activity completed at school.

Week 13th July 2020

Please see table below for guidance on this week’s learning for mathematics.

 

In school

At home

Monday

And Thursday

Initial discussion

Number stories using our addition and subtraction skills! Model a number story related to the beach or holidays e.g. ‘Ben and Sophie were at the beach looking for shells. Ben found 7 and Sophie found 6, how many shells did they find altogether?’  ‘I was having a picnic at the beach and I made 10 sandwiches. A hungry seagull came and ate 4 sandwiches, how many did I have left?’ Model how to solve the problem using drawings and writing a matching number sentence.

 

 

Activity

Work through a selection of number stories with the children thinking of their own way of recording them. Encourage them not to overthink the drawings! If they can’t draw a shell, what marks could they sue instead? Lines? Crosses? Circles?

 

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Tuesday and Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial discussion

Number stories using our addition and subtraction skills! Model a number story related to the beach or holidays e.g. ‘Ben and Sophie were at a rock pool looking for crabs! They found two crabs how many legs did the two crabs have?’  ‘A family were at the beach and bought 8 ice creams.  Two ice creams dropped onto the sand, how many were left?’ Model how to solve the problem using drawings and writing a matching number sentence.

 

 

Activity

Work through a selection of number stories with the children thinking of their own way of recording them. Encourage them not to overthink the drawings! If they can’t draw a crab, what marks could they sue instead? Lines? Crosses? Circles?

 

 

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Suggested additional activities

  • Continue with Twinkl’s number bonds challenges (see last week’s PDFs)
  • Number stories PDF
  • Robots – number bonds to 10
  • Stars – number bonds to 10
  • Ten frame – number bonds to 10
  • Complete a colour by number challenge (PDF)
  • Complete a cut and stick ordering numbers activity (1-10 and 11-20 PDFs)
  • Play Rmeasimaths and other computer games to build your number skills. 

Week 6th July 2020

Please see table below for guidance on this week’s learning for mathematics.

 

In school

At home

Monday

And Thursday

Initial discussion

 

Watch the powerpoint - Input Powerpoint Day 1. Use the 10 green bottles to discuss number bonds to 10 (the number pairs that add together to make 10).

 

Activity

 

Using ten toys/bricks/counters and a whole part part method diagram (which the children are very familiar with) find all the options for number bonds to 10.  (Whole Part Part blank PDF)

 

Or ask the children to complete the worksheet Whole Part Part – Number bonds to 10 PDF

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Tuesday and Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial discussion

 

Using the powerpoint - Input Powerpoint Day 2. Children to match the correct pieces of the jigsaw to make 10.

 

Activity

 

Children to draw the matching pairs of numicon to make 10

 

(Numicon Number Bonds to 10 – PDF)

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Suggested additional activities

  • Twinkl have created lots of activities to help learn number bonds.  Please pick the challenges you feel you’d like to complete.
  • Number stories PDF
  • Robots – number bonds to 10
  • Stars – number bonds to 10
  • Ten frame – number bonds to 10
  • Learn the 10 sleepy fingers song (I think you’ll need to open the backing track as well to make it work properly)

10 sleepy fingers track

Week 29th July 2020

 

Please see table below for guidance on this week’s learning for mathematics.

 

In school

At home

Monday

And Thursday

Initial discussion

 

Recap on last week’s learning with water on capacity.  Introduce volume as a term.  Together explore how many cups of water fit into a jug.  Encourage the children not spill the water as they are pouring it in as that will give an inaccurate figure.  If possible use a funnel.

 

Activity

 

Children to explore volume using a variety of containers. Have lots of fun with water! Adults to sneak in capacity words – full, empty, half full, half empty, overflowing etc Encourage accurate pouring.

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Tuesday and Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial discussion

 

Recap on accurate pouring to find the amount of water needed to fill a container (e.g. 5 cups)

 

Activity

 

Children to complete the challenge linked to capacity.  How many cups to fill a jug, bottle and bucket?

 

(Cup amounts PDF)

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Suggested additional activities

  • Continue to play with water to explore capacity and vocabulary – hopefully in the paddling pool, if not maybe in the bath.
  • Complete the Twinkl powerpoint on Potion Making. (Powerpoint link)
  • Complete the Twinkl powerpoint on Monster Milkshake. (Powerpoint link)
  • Attempt one or both of the cut and stick capacity challenges. (In a muddle and Capacity sorting)
  • Learn the Fill it up song – (Powerpoint link) (Tune London Bridge in case the backing track doesn’t link – I think you’ll need to open both)

Fill it up music link

22nd June 2020

 

Please see table below for guidance on this week’s learning for mathematics.

 

In school

At home

Monday

And Thursday

Initial discussion - Water play

 

Show 2 containers (large plastic bottle/smaller plastic bottle). Pour water from a jug into the larger container - ‘I am going to pour the water from the first container into the second container. How will I know if it holds more or less water?

 

Introduce capacity vocabulary (full, empty, half full, nearly full…)  Powerpoint available with illustrations to support discussion.

 

(Full or empty powerpoint)

 

Activity

 

Children to explore capacity using a variety of containers; children to fill one with water and then pour into the other one.

Will it overflow or not be full?

 

Experiment with lots of different size containers. Have lots of fun with water! Adults to sneak in capacity words – full, empty, half full, half empty, overflowing etc

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Tuesday and Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial discussion

 

Pour different amounts of water into jars; reveal them one at a time. Use half full/ half empty/full/ empty vocabulary. Refer back to yesterday’s learning and the vocabulary which was introduced.

 

Introduce nearly full and nearly empty.

 

Activity

 

Children to complete the challenge linked to capacity vocabulary. 

 

If not able to print the challenge – children to draw different containers showing different amounts labelling them with how much is in each.

 

(Capacity Vocabulary PDF)

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Suggested additional activities

  • Complete the cut and stick challenge – Order the cups PDF
  • Play with water to explore capacity and vocabulary – hopefully in the paddling pool, if not maybe in the bath.
  • Make a cake using the cup method (Recipe PDF available – I have not tried it out though as I am a celiac and diary intolerant, so please let me know if it’s worth sharing)
  • Make playdough using the cup method.

https://www.prima.co.uk/craft/easy-craft-ideas/a29794982/playdough-recipe/  

 

Week 15th June 2020

 

Please see table below for guidance on this week’s learning for mathematics.

 

In school

At home

Monday

And Thursday

Initial discussion

 

Adult to introduce tallying – making a mark when you are counting an object.  Explain that each time we see an object we can draw a line in the box that matches.

 

Activity

 

Class or pupil to stand by the school fence (or safe spot near a road if with family)

 

Watch the cars go by for 10 minutes maximum.  Each time a car passes children to put a tally line on their chart matching its colour.

 

(PDF – Tally chart

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Tuesday and Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial discussion

 

Using the information from traffic survey, adult to model how to transfer the data from the chart onto a block graph. 

 

Activity

 

To make a block graph that matches tally chart results.  One block to be coloured for every tally mark.

 

(PDF – Block graph)

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

 

Suggested additional activities

  • Practice tallying toys – take a selection of teddies, cars, dolls, books etc and work out how many you have of each.
  • Ask family members their favourite fruit and tally the results.
  • Work out which month has the most family birthdays it.

Week 8th June 2020

 

Please see table below for guidance on this week’s learning for mathematics.

 

In school

At home

Monday

And Thursday

Initial discussion

 

Introduce subtraction on a numberline - Adult to model how to subtract an amount by drawing backward jumps.

 

Adult to model how to solve the number sentence.

11-4=

Remind the children to write the number sentence first before solving the answer; it can cause a pickle if not completed in the correct order.

 

Repeat with different amounts.  If needed make up silly number stories to help e.g. 11 elephants on a bus, 4 got off, how many are left? 

 

Activity

 

Children to practice subtraction on a numberline. 

Amounts can be given to pupils or children can select an amount of objects. Pupils to record their number sentences.

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school as a keyworker pupil.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Tuesday and Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial discussion

 

Remind pupils of how to solve subtraction on a numberline. 

Select a starting number, circle it on the numberline and then jump backwards to solve the problem

Repeat with different amounts

 

Activity

 

Children to solve subtraction number problems on a numberline. Pupils to record their number sentences.

 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school as a keyworker pupil.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

 

 

Suggested additional activities

  • Draw a large numberline in chalk on the ground and jump back to solve subtraction problems
  • Water play number stories e.g. 6 fish in the water, 2 jump out, How many are left?
  • Recap on halving – can you cut things in half? Find half an amount?
  • Listen to the halving song  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6bq6sg


 

Week 1st June

Now that some children have returned to school as keyworker pupils, our home learning suggestions will be shared in a different format which hopefully will solidify all pupils learning.

Miss Colbourne and I will choose key activities for the children to complete each week.  These will be set as 'in school' challenges.  If your child is not attending school as a keyworker pupil, we would ask you to try and complete these at home. 

There will also be additional home learning challenges set.  These will be suggestions rather than an activity completed at school.  

 

Please see table below for guidance on this week’s learning for maths.

 

 

In school

At home

Monday

And Thursday

Initial discussion

 

Introduce numberline addition.

Have some pictures of a number of objects. Teacher to model accurate counting of objects and how the matching numeral can be circled on the numberline.

Teacher to explain how to add on another amount without counting them all, but by jumping along the numberline.

(See below for exemplification)

 

Teacher to model to the children how to write the number sentence.      7 + 4  = 11

 

Repeat with different objects and amounts.

 

Activity

Children to practice addition on a numberline. 

Amounts can be given to pupils or children can select an amount of objects.

Pupils to record their number sentences. 

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school as a keyworker pupil.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

Tuesday and Friday

Initial discussion

 

Remind pupils of how to solve addition on a numberline. 

Adult to select a starting number, circle it on the numberline and then a pupil should roll a dice to see how many to add on.

Model how to solve the problem. 

Repeat with different amounts

 

Activity

Children to be given number problems to be solved using a numberline.

Child to select a starting number (under 14), then a dice can be rolled to see how many to add on.

Pupils to record their number sentences.

Complete a suggested activity if your child is now attending school as a keyworker pupil.

 

Attempt this activity during the week if your child is not going to school

 

 

Suggested additional activities

  • Draw a large numberline in chalk on the ground and jump along to solve addition problems
  • Solving addition problems using toys. e.g. 6 red cars add 3 blue cars, how many cars altogether.
  • Number puzzles.
  • Recap on the doubling songs and doubling facts.

 

Other daily activities:

 

  • Counting! Counting forwards and backwards to 20 and then...can you count up to 50? 100? (There is a 100 square on a website called MathsBot.com if you click on the 'manipulatives' page - don't be alarmed by the GSCE content! There's also numicon shapes, counters, counting sticks and lots of other resources to explore.)
  • Number recognition up to 20, especially those tricky teen numbers! Can they recognise the numbers when they are not in order? Hide the numbers around the house and garden, when they've all been found, can they place them in the right order? If you remove a number, can they spot the missing number?
  • Spend some time on RMEasimaths or the Numbots app. Please remember not to tell your child the answer as that will affect the next question set!
  • One more than and one less than questions - what is 1 more than 5? 7? 9? 14? 19? What is 1 less than 2? 6? 10? 12? 16? 20?
  • Counting in 2s!
  • Have a look at these number games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=hundred%20square

Maths activities for the week beginning 18th May 2020

 

Weekly activities:

  • Listen to Miss Colbourne read ‘How many legs?’ (It’s one of her favourite maths stories!)
  • Last week you were all thinking of some super number stories of our own set in a farm and we have enjoyed looking at them. This is another type of number story but with bigger numbers and with legs!
  • How many legs do you have? How many legs does your pet have? Can you work out how many legs are in your home? Can you draw a picture to show this number story and write how many legs there are in total?
  • How many legs are there are in your grandma and grandads home? Or your cousins? Or your friends?
  • How many legs are in your home if someone goes to work or goes shopping? Are there more or less?
  • How many legs do your favourite toys have altogether?
  • Think about a farmyard – how many legs would there be if there was 1 chicken and 2 cows? Or 3 ducks and 2 sheep? Can you draw the pictures to match these number stories? Can you write a matching number sentence? Don’t forget that you could use toy farm animals to help you!
  • Enjoy counting legs!

 

Maths activities for the week beginning 11th May 2020

 

Daily activities:

  • Counting! Counting forwards and backwards to 20 and then...can you count up to 50? 100? (There is a 100 square on a website called MathsBot.com if you click on the 'manipulatives' page - don't be alarmed by the GSCE content! There's also numicon shapes, counters, counting sticks and lots of other resources to explore.)
  • Number recognition up to 20, especially those tricky teen numbers! Can they recognise the numbers when they are not in order? Hide the numbers around the house and garden, when they've all been found, can they place them in the right order? If you remove a number, can they spot the missing number?
  • Spend some time on RMEasimaths or the Numbots app. Please remember not to tell your child the answer as that will affect the next question set!
  • One more than and one less than questions - what is 1 more than 5? 7? 9? 14? 19? What is 1 less than 2? 6? 10? 12? 16? 20?
  • Counting in 2s!
  • Have a look at these number games                                                    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=hundred%20square

 

Weekly activities:

This week we would like you to have a think about addition and how we can find the answers to number stories.

  • Using the farm, make up number stories for your child to answer. These can include… Farmer Duck had  4 chickens in one coop and 5 chickens in the other coop. How many chickens did he have altogether? One of the farmer’s apple trees had 7 apples and another tree had 6 apples on, how many apples did the farmer have altogether? We are sure that you can come up with some super number stories!
  • Use numbers that you know your child will be able to work with (up to 10 or up to 20).
  • At school the children would be able to access numicon or cubes to help find the total and we are aware that you will not have these resources at home! Any object that the children can move and manipulate will be perfect – pasta shapes, buttons, crayons, Lego bricks…
  • Encourage your child to use drawings and marks to help them find the total. We were doing this at school and we explained to the children that don’t need to worry if they can’t draw a chicken or a cow, they can draw a mark to represent it, such as a circle, a line, a cross.
  • Ask the children to write a number sentence to match the number story and show the answer. Encourage them to form the numbers correctly and get the digits in two digit numbers the right way round, no 6+6=21 when they meant that 6+6=12!
  • Can the children remember what an + symbol and an = symbol look like? We used to make them with our arms and our fingers, as well as writing them with our imaginary pencils on the carpet, on our cheeks, on our legs or on our partners back!

Maths activities for the week beginning 4th May 2020

 

Daily activities:

  • Counting! Counting forwards and backwards to 20 and then...can you count up to 50? 100? (There is a 100 square on a website called MathsBot.com if you click on the 'manipulatives' page - don't be alarmed by the GSCE content! There's also numicon shapes, counters, counting sticks and lots of other resources to explore.)
  • Number recognition up to 20, especially those tricky teen numbers! Can they recognise the numbers when they are not in order? Hide the numbers around the house and garden, when they've all been found, can they place them in the right order? If you remove a number, can they spot the missing number?
  • Spend some time on RMEasimaths or the Numbots app. Please remember not to tell your child the answer as that will affect the next question set!
  • One more than and one less than questions - what is 1 more than 5? 7? 9? 14? 19? What is 1 less than 2? 6? 10? 12? 16? 20?
  • Counting in 2s!
  • Have a look at these number games                                                    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=hundred%20square

 

Weekly activities:

This week we would like you to have a look at doubles!

  • Miss Colbourne has recorded a doubling song (!) that we would sing if we were still at school, it is in the Video Resource Centre and will also be uploaded to Tapestry on Monday.  It should top the charts soon...!
  • Watch the Numberblocks episode 'Double Trouble'. It is episode 9 and available on YouTube.
  • Roll a dice and double the number - what do you get? Can you get a higher score than Mummy? Daddy? Your brother or sister?
  • Play games such as hopscotch or skittles and double your score, who is the winner?
  • If you have any dominoes, can you spot any doubles? Have a go at making your own set of double dominoes!
  • Draw a ladybird and use buttons as the spots... if your grown up puts 3 buttons on one side, how many will you need to put on the other side to make it a double? Repeat with different amounts. Can you write the matching number sentence e.g. 3+3=6
  • Can you spot any doubles around your home or when you are out on a walk? 
  • Listen to this catchy doubling song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68
  • Have a go at the activities we have attached below.

Maths activities for the week beginning 27th April 2020

 

Daily activities:

  • Counting! Counting forwards and backwards to 20 and then...can you count up to 50? 100? (There is a 100 square on a website called MathsBot.com if you click on the 'manipulatives' page - don't be alarmed by the GSCE content! There's also numicon shapes, counters, counting sticks and lots of other resources to explore.)
  • Number recognition up to 20, especially those tricky teen numbers! Can they recognise the numbers when they are not in order? Hide the numbers around the house and garden, when they've all been found, can they place them in the right order? If you remove a number, can they spot the missing number?
  • Spend some time on RMEasimaths or the Numbots app. Please remember not to tell your child the answer as that will affect the next question set!
  • One more than and one less than questions - what is 1 more than 5? 7? 9? 14? 19? What is 1 less than 2? 6? 10? 12? 16? 20?
  • Counting in 2s!

 

Weekly activities:

This week we would like you to have a look at money! 

  • The children need to be able to recognise all coins (and notes) and describe them - can they have a look at money in your purse or wallet? Perhaps they have a money box that they could explore... can they tell you what the coins are? How many 1ps do they have? 5ps? £1s? etc
  • Can they put the coins in order by their value?
  • Set up a snack shop or a toy shop and take it in turns to be the customer and the shop keeper! Make price tags together (also working on number formation) but please make the prices match an actual coin e.g. no 7p or 11p until you know that your child can recognise all of the coins first!
  • Investigate how many 1ps are the same as a 5p coin. How many 1ps would you need to have the same as a 20p coin? etc
  • Have a look at some online games here - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/money
  • Have a look at this coin recognition clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8F_g3MGtM

Happy shopping!

Maths activities for the week beginning 20th April 2020

 

Daily activities:

  • Counting! Counting forwards and backwards to 20 and then...can you count up to 50? 100? (There is a 100 square on a website called MathsBot.com if you click on the 'manipulatives' page - don't be alarmed by the GSCE content! There's also numicon shapes, counters, counting sticks and lots of other resources to explore.)
  • Number recognition up to 20, especially those tricky teen numbers! Can they recognise the numbers when they are not in order? Hide the numbers around the house and garden, when they've all been found, can they place them in the right order? If you remove a number, can they spot the missing number?
  • Spend some time on RMEasimaths or the Numbots app. Please remember not to tell your child the answer as that will affect the next question set!
  • One more than and one less than questions - what is 1 more than 5? 7? 9? 14? 19? What is 1 less than 2? 6? 10? 12? 16? 20?

Weekly activities:

  • Can you have a go at counting in 2s? Get some pairs of socks. Can you count the total number of socks counting in 2s? Try drawing two pairs, three pairs, four pairs and five pairs and write the number pattern - 2 4 6 8 10...  Maybe you could make patterns on your socks when you colour them in … spotty, stripy...use your imagination!  You could also have another look at a 100 square, can you spot any pattern? This could lead to a conversation about odd and even numbers. (There is a Numberblocks episode 'Odds and Evens' which may help.) Remember to upload a photo of your socks to Tapestry!

 

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