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Mental/Oral Starter

You will need a tin and some objects for this activity.  You can improvise!  A pan and some marbles will do. Or a pan and some dried pasta.  What about a money box?



Grown ups, please can you drop a number of objects into the tin/pan/container slowly?  The children need to be able to count how many have been dropped in.  Children are you ready to close your eyes and listen carefully?  Here we go!


Reception children - Listen to how many objects have fallen into the pan.  Quickly write the answer down on a piece of paper and check that you were right?  What is one more than this number?  One less than this number?  Well done!  Repeat with other numbers.  You are getting very good with numbers up to 20 now so please continue to work within 20. 


Year 1 children - Listen to how many objects have fallen into the pan.  You are not going to count in ones, you are going to count in 2s!  So if your grown up drops 3 objects into the pan you will count like this...2,4,6.  Quickly write your answer on a piece of paper and your grown up will help you work out if you were correct.  Well done!  You can count in 2's up to at least 20 so keep practising!



Reception work


We’re going to be cowboys and cowgirls! Do you have a hat or a pretend horse?  Now would be a great time to get dressed up!  In this activity we are continuing with number recognition, finding one more, one less than any given number up to 20, writing numbers and beginning to double in a practical context. 



Put numbers out on the floor (1 - 20).  Ride around the numbers until your grown up says "Whoa Cowboy/cowgirl!" Then stop, grab a number and read it.  Count out the correct number of objects, line them up, carefully touching the objects one by one. Now you have counted them, can you take one away? How many have you got left? Can you write your answer onto a whiteboard? Can you add one more?  Can you double your number?  Model how to add one object to everyone that you all ready have.  How many have you got now?  "Up you get cowboys! Let’s have another go!" 





Year 1 work

Today, we are going to be learning about multiplication as repeated addition.  If we multiply a number it will change.  It’s going to get bigger.   Work through the PowerPoint to explain that multiplying is just adding the same number again and again! 


Let’s have a practise about what we have learned and play a little game.  First of all you will need at least 20 animals (cuddly toys will be perfect).  If you do not have animals, anything will work.  Socks could be snakes slithering across the hot desert floor!  And something that could represent fields, e.g. pieces of paper, cushions, etc, all across the floor! 



Let's look at this repeated number sentence together 2 + 2 + 2 =.   Imagine that each 2 represents the number of animals in the field.  For this calculation we need 3 fields and we need to put two animals in each.  Can you use your animals and fields to show this calculation.  Here is an example!



Have we represented 2 + 2 + 2? What is the answer? Once your child understands this concept, begin the game.  Show repeated addition calculations one at a time, ask your child to ride carefully around the room thinking about how many fields and animals they need.  Once your child has found the answer please remember to say the multiplication calculation too, e.g. 2 + 2 + 2 = 6, 3 lots of 2 is 6, 3 x 2 = 6.


Here are some calculations to use but feel free to make up your own. 

2+ 2 +2 + 2 =    4 X 2 =   

 2+ 2 +2 + 2 + 2 =     5 x 2 + 

    2+ 2 +2 + 2 + 2  + 2 =    6 x 2 = 

   2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2  + 2 + 2 =   7 x 2 = 

 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 =    8 x 2 = 

  2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 =     9 x 2 = 


Mental/Oral starter


Reception children -   Can you play the Gingerbread man game to get your brains ready for Maths.  You have a few options to choose from: count the buttons and find the matching number, put the gingerbread man on the correct numbered tray or put them in order from smallest to largest.  You are working with numbers from 1 -10 for speed this morning.  How quickly can you complete these activities?


Year 1 children  - Can you use your place value knowledge to locate the correct number on the 100 square?  When you click the link to start game, please pick Direct 1 - 100.  In Year 1, we work with numbers up to 100 and should be able to read and write these by the end of the year.  Listen to the voice, find the correct number and click on it.  Here is the link.



Reception work.

Yesterday, we started to look at the concept of doubling and today we are going to continue with this.  Work through the PowerPoint below.  Whilst looking at this, encourage your child to use their fingers to support doubling within 10.  We would like your child to be able to recall all doubles of numbers within 20 by the end of the year.   


Once you have worked through the PowerPoint please play the game below.  This will help to reinforce doubling numbers, as well as practising vital addition skills.  Your child might wish to use their fingers or counters.  This is up to them.  If they can already recall the doubles with speed and accuracy that is fantastic! 

Year 1 work

We are going to continue to think about multiplication as repeated addition.  Please find the work attached below.


Mental/Oral Starter

Reception children -   Let's count in ones forwards and backwards up to 20.  If you can go further please do. Pick two numbers from you number cards and show your child.  Ask them...which is the biggest? Which is the smallest? What is 1 more than this number? 1 less than this number? Repeat with other numbers.  Can you put all of the number cards in order?  How long does it take you?


Year 1 children - Look at the questions on the sheet below.  Try to answer each question in 10 seconds.  You can do it!!!

Reception work

For this activity you will need some objects (your favourite toys, marbles, raisons, whatever you can find) and a mirror or some sort.


Pick a number from the centre of the table (1 – 10 to begin with).  Count out the correct number of objects, position your mirror so that you can see the image reflected.  You now have double the number!  Continue to work through the different numbers.  Please don't forget to upload to Tapestry for us to see.


Year 1 work

We are going to learn how to use arrays this week to support our understanding of multiplication.   Here is a little bit about arrays before you work through the PowerPoint.  After you have worked through the Powerpoint, please complete the worksheet.  You could then create your own arrays, using objects from around the house.  You could also use Hamma beads or Aqua Beads - that would be fun!



Mental/Oral Starter


Reception Children  - Let's count from 1 - 20 forwards and backwards.  Can you count in 2s and 10's?  If your child is finding this tricky, please don't worry and continue to count in 1s.  Pick three numbers from your number cards and ask your child to put them in order from smallest to largest.  It does not need to be consecutive numbers. 


Year 1 Children - We have been working hard to count in 1's, 2's, 10's and 5's.  Look at the numbers in the sequences and try to work out the missing numbers. 




Reception work

We have been learning about doubles this week.  You have been doing so well! Pick one of the cards and word out what the answer is.  You could use a mirror again or you could use objects from around your house.  It is up to you.  Please take photographs and upload them to Tapestry.

Year 1 work 


Have you got any Lego, Duplo or Mega Blocks in your house?  Can you make 5 towers of 2?  Grown ups you may need to help with this initially.  Look at the towers together, what would the matching number sentence look like?  What do we know?  Work the first one out together, 


We have five towers.  How many are in each tower?  Therefore, I have 5 towers of 2.  5 x 2. 5 groups of 2.  What is the total?  Repeat with 4 towers of 2, 3 towers of 2, 2 towers of 2, etc. 

Ask your child to write the matching number sentence.  Perhaps they might like to be the teacher, make the towers and ask you to write the matching number sentences!


Once you have completed this activity there is another for you to complete below.  Can you match the cowboys to their horse? Look at the arrays to help you.  Stick the matching pair together. 



Reception Children You have been working so hard with your place value work this week.  Use the link below to put your knowledge into practise.  Once you have chosen play game, choose level 1, addition, up to 20 - one more. You are going to be fabulous at this!


Year 1 Children  - You have been working so hard with multiplication this week.  Use the link below to put your knowledge into practise.  Once you have chosen play game, choose level 2, multiplication and choose either 2's, 10's or 5's.  Pick manual so you can work out the answers in your own time.  Remember you can draw arrays to help you to work out the answer.   Complete the activity below.