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With Christmas around the corner we have begun to learn our Christmas songs for our Christmas performances! 

There are lots of important skills we are learning. Using actions and sign language at the same time as singing and learning how to perform for an audience (or video camera!)


Could you learn some Christmas songs at home? What is your favourite song? Why do you like it?  Can you make up your own actions to go with the words? I would love to see your performance!  Why not ask a grown up to record your performance and email it to me or if you are in Reception upload it to Tapestry.


Reception children your work is at the top of this page this week and Year 1 children your learning is towards the bottom.  Please scroll down to see it.  Thank you. 


Reception children



Sing the Twelve Days of Christmas with your grown up.  Can you read numbers up to 12?  Can you write numbers up to 12?  Perhaps you can find quantities around your house to match the numbers in the song?  For example, 1 mince pie, 2 Christmas trees, 3 presents, etc. 


Twelve Days of Christmas number matching activity sheet - have a look at the numbers.  Can you find the correct picture to match?

Here are some of the resources that you will need.


Good morning!  I hope you're all well and enjoying our festive activities!  I hope all of the Christmas singing is getting you into the Christmas spirit.  


Today we are going to continue our number work and we are going to continue to use The Twelve Days of Christmas to support your child's understanding of number.  In particular, addition.  

Watch this Number Blocks episode to help your child understand addition.  Here is the link...


After you have watched this episode please complete the below activities.  At this point your child will begin to understand (if they don't already) that they can combine two groups of objects to find the total.  Therefore, we will continue to focus on using pictures to represent addition, whilst introducing the addition and equals symbols.  Please use this as an opportunity to further practise number formation. 


Good morning!  How are my Super Maths Stars this morning?   


Today in Maths we are going to continue to practise number formation and addition.  This time we are going to use Dominos to help us.  Do you have a set of Dominos in your house?  If not, your first activity is to make your own.  You could either print off the resource that is included below or use paper (card, if you have it) and pencils to create your own.  How exciting!


Pick a domino and say the number sentence verbally to your grown up, e.g. "6 and 4 equals... 10".  At this point your child might see the total easily or may need to count; either is fine.  We will continue to ensure that your child understands that two groups can be combined to make one total.  Repeat this with the other Dominos. 



Once your child has understood this concept you could ask them to write the number sentence to match, e.g. 6 + 4 = 10. 


Good morning!  Let's continue with our addition and number formation focus this week; today we will be finding one more. Let's sing some number songs to get our Maths brains ready!  Here are some ideas but please feel free to sing any number songs that you know.


  • 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive
  • five little ducks went swimming one day
  • 5 little men in a flying saucer


Time to go get active!

If you have a garden you could do this in your garden to get some fresh air.

Create a large number line up to 10 (you could use chalk in you are outside) or you could make large numbers, decorate them and create your own number line on your living room carpet or kitchen.  Once your number line is ready, listen carefully to your grown up...


Start on number 1.  What is one more than 1?  Can you jump along your number line one jump?  What number did you land on?  What's one more than 1?  Repeat with other numbers.   Your child will begin to do this mentally they more practise they have.  This activity will help them to begin to count on to find the answer. 



Let's put it all of your hard work this week into practise! 


Can you work through these activities with your grown up?  Can you complete the worksheet by adding one more?  Can you use the correct number formation?  Can you count on in your head, count the pictures and jump on one more on your number line?  Did you find the correct answer each time? Well done!

Year 1

Hello Year 1 children, 


In Maths this week we are going to be learning about fractions.  Fractions are such a lot of fun!  You will learn how to find fractions of shapes and quantities and by the end of the week you will be able to find halves and quarters!  I am very excited!  Here is your work for the week.



Let's find out about fractions together.  First of all we are going to use a PowerPoint to help us.  You will hear some special words today that we will be using a lot this week; whole, half, halves and halving.  Can you listen out for them?


Once you have worked through the PowerPoint, complete the worksheets below.  If you are unable to print them off, please draw some 2D shapes on a piece of paper and ask your child to find half of each shape. 


Yesterday we were thinking about halving and have been learning how to find one half of shapes.  Today we are going to apply this to quantities. 


What is half of 10?  Half of 4?  Half of 6? (Can you tell your grown up the answer quickly?)


You should already know your halving and doubling facts up to 20 and be able to recall them.  If you can't recall them here is a little song to help you.  Keep singing this over the next few days it will come in very handy over the years!


Let's have a look at having quantities.  Here is a little PowerPoint to help you.  Once you have completed the PowerPoint please complete the worksheet below.


Today, we will be continuing to apply our knowledge of finding fractions, in particular finding one half.  But today we will be problem solvers!  We LOVE solving problems.  I have attached a few options for this morning.  Whichever one you choose there are a few simple rules to remember:


  • Read each problem carefully (remember an adult can read it for you).  You could even underline important information.
  • You can use objects or draw pictures to help you work out the answer.  You don't have to work in out in your head!
  • Remember to check your work!



Happy problem solving!


What is a quarter?  Let's find out!  Work through the PowerPoint slide to help your child understand the concept of quarters.  Once complete find one quarter of 2D shapes, using the worksheet below.  Happy quartering!


By now we will all be halving and quartering super stars!  Here is a final activity that you can use to apply your mathematical knowledge. 


Can you look at the objects on each card and work out the fraction that is asked of you?  Remember you can work this out practically too!  Perhaps you could use a plate split into two to help for finding half or split into four for finding quarters.  Here is an example.