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Week beginning 25th May 2020


Daily Mental Maths


Daily Mental Maths Booklets are a great resource to help revise and reinforce taught mental maths skills. 


Children should complete 1 column per day (Mon - Fri) in their Mental Maths Activity Booklet. 





Children are, as normal, being asked to learn 1 Number Story per week.  

Each story is laid out in your child's Number Stories Booklet which they have received home with them. 


Please learn only 1 story per week;

E.G. Week 1 - 14 addition 

        Week 2 - 14 subtraction 


This week your child should learn number story:

Group 1 – story of 17 subtraction

Group 2 – story of 15 addition


Number Work


In this section we will set out the number work activities as we would teach the children each week. 


1. Children will have a mental maths objective to cover each week. This will help to improve quick number recall.


2.  Children will have a written numeracy activity to complete each day. This will either be in the form of an uploaded worksheet or will be pages from the New Heinemann Maths (NHM) booklets which have been sent home. 


Mental Maths Objective

Mentally count forward and backwards in 5s within 100.


For example:


Start at 5 and count forwards in 5s to 45.


            5, 10, 15, 20, 25


Start at 65 and count backwards in 5s to 25


            65, 60, 55, 50


Number Work Activity 1

Number Stories


Group 1 Complete one activity related to the story of 17


Group 2 Complete one activity related to the story of 15


Number Work Activity 2

Near Doubles




  • Revise doubles up to 10:-
    •  1+1=2          
    • 2+2=4          
    • 3+3=6
    • 4+4=8
    • 5+5=10
    • 6+6=12
    • 7+7=14
    • 8+8=16
    • 9+9=18
    • 10+10=20


  • Ask your child - What is double 4?


  • Repeat for the other doubles.




  • Make two groups with 7 pieces of pasta in each group or something similar to pasta.


  • Ask your child which double this shows, they will hopefully say 7+7=


  • Ask your child what the answer is to 7+7, they will hopefully say 14.


  • Add one piece of pasta to one of the groups and ask your child to say the addition and the answer without counting the pasta.


  • They should say 7+8=15


  • Emphasise that it was possible to find the answer without counting by thinking of ‘one more than double seven’ or ‘double seven add one’.


  • Swap over the two groups to show 8+7=15


  • Point out that this is also one more than double seven or one less than double eight.
  • Repeat with pasta to show 6+6=12, 6+7=13, 7+6=13.
  • Ask your child (using the pasta) to show you and find the answers to 8+8=, 8+9=, 9+8=, 9+9=, 9+10=, 10+9=


Complete page 6 in the NHM Addition and Subtraction to 20

Number Work Activity 3

Near Doubles


  • Revise doubles and near doubles.
  • Ask your child to give numbers that are one more than doubles for example double nine add one is nineteen.
  • Ask them seven and six, eight and nine, five and six etc.
  • Point out that the answer to 7+6 (13), can be found from either double six plus one or double seven minus one.


Complete Home Activity 2

Topic Work


Topic Maths includes Shape and Space, Measures and Data Handling.

We complete 1 piece of Topic Maths per week.


Topic Maths Activity

Months of the Year


  • Write out the months of the year in a circle, see attached sheet.




Ask your child the following questions.

  • What month is this month?
  • What month was last month?
  • What month will be next month?
  • What month is after July?
  • What month is before October?


Point to a month and ask?

  • What month is this?
  • What is the next month?
  • What is the month before?
  • Which month is between May and July?


Repeat for different starting months


Complete Months of the Year before and after and Months of the Year worksheets.