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Activity 1

If you can, log on to the Top Marks website, and play   to get you warmed up  for today’s activity!

Now turn to page 30 of your NHM Numbers to 10 book.  If you have any of your sweets left from the money jar activity a few weeks ago, try and repeat the patterns on page 30 using the cut out sweets. – practical work always helps make the concept more concrete.

Then try and complete the patterns on the worksheet.


Activity 2

Revise counting forward and backwards – first in 1s, then in 2s

Using anything you have to hand e.g. sweets, different pastas, lego cubes – choice is yours! -  make an alternating colour pattern, in 1s then in 2s e.g. r, b, r, b then rr, bb, rr, bb etc

Have a look at the activity in NHM Numbers to 10 pg 31 Colour and count the patterns.

You could extend this activity for your child by asking them to practice writing the number pattern for counting in 2s.


Activity 3

Practical partitioning: on a page, draw around both hands. Pick out 5 cubes/ pieces of Lego/ pasta etc. Share the cubes between the 2 hands e.g. 2 on left, 3 on right.

Work out all the different ways you can share the cubes between the 2 hands: 0 5, 1 4, 2 3, 3 2, 4 1, 5 0

Extend: write a sum for the work you have just done.


Activity 4

If you know any, sing a few number rhymes together, or look some up online  – 5 little speckled frogs, 10 men went to mow, 1,2,3,4,5 once a caught fish alive etc.

Data Handling: Have a look at this game:

Look at the accompanying worksheet: Start by counting each different kind of animal. Then record the total. Colour in one box on the graph for each animal. Talk about the tallest column, shortest column. Which animal is the most popular? Which is the least common animal?



Activity 5

We’ll finish off the week with a cut and stick activity, and with it being based around a washing line, feel free to get the kids involved helping hanging up the washing…! Or together you could make your own number washing line – ask your child to write each number from 0 – 10 on a separate piece of paper, mix them up, and see if your child can put them back in the correct order. IG you have time, they could hang them on a piece of string, or your real washing line – its up to you! Using the clothes pegs is good practice for your child’s fine motor skills, in addition to cutting with scissors.

Encourage your child to cut along the lines carefully, and check their work before they commit to sticking it down. Also, tell your child that Miss Bryans and Mrs Wilson can’t wait to see their beautifully coloured in washing lines – send us a wee picture of their creations!