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Activity 1

If you haven’t already, complete the number formation 5 page of your book.

Grab some of your Lego /pasta /sweets you’ve used to help you count in previous weeks. Pick 2 for one hand, and 1 for the other – ask your child to count and find the total. Repeat a few times with different amounts.

Open your NHM Addition to 5 booklet at page 1. Please don’t rush this activity – sit with your child and work through each example together, as this is your child’s first experience writing down their addition! It is important they understand the process, and can explain what they are doing. Use the practical materials for each question, and then encourage your child to write the numbers correctly in each box.


Activity 2

We are going to complete page 2 of the NHM Addition to 5 book today – so it’s pretty much the same activity as we did yesterday. It may feel like slow progress, but we would like to ensure that the concept of addition is secure, before rushing on with lots of written work. If you want your child to do more addition practice, roll a dice, and add ask your child to add 1 more or 2 more the number they rolled. Or, as a challenge, you could get 2 dice and see if your child could add the numbers together. You may need some of the Lego/ pasta etc on hand to help! There is also a Top Marks game based on addition to 10 that you can try:


Activity 3                       

Lift out 6 different items from your kitchen cupboard – ask your child to carefully hold each item, one at a time, and experience how heavy each item is. Ask your child to choose 2 items – one for each hand. Ask – which one is heavier? Which one is lighter? Pick 2 different items and repeat, and then repeat one final time with the last 2 items.

This power point presentation will also be useful to help cement the concepts related to weight 

Print off the sheet if you can, and cut and stick the items in the right order. If you cannot print this off, can your child set the kitchen items out in the right order?


Activity 4

Get out your clock from last week, and see if your child can remember where the hands go for o’clock times. If they can’t, spend 5 mins revising this – little and often is the key.

Today we are going on a shape hunt: inside or outside – you decide! We are going to search for squares, rectangles, circles and triangles. Try and find at least 3 different examples of each shape, and record your findings, either by drawing the items, or taking photos of the shapes you find if you have access to a suitable device.

Challenge: have you found any different shapes? Can someone help you find the names of the unusual shapes? Can you practice drawing those shapes?

We also have a cut and stick shape building activity if you want to have a go!


Activity 5

Choice day today: play a board game, explore the Top Maths website for other games to play or practice some number formation outside with a pot of water and a paint brush/ stick. This is also a good day to revisit anything you have been finding tricky over the last few weeks. Have fun!