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In P2 much of our Numeracy is practical. We support our practical activities and teaching using powerpoints, visuals, worksheets and the New Heinemann Maths Scheme. We have sent home the booklets that the children use in class and any other resources will be uploaded or linked in here. Books include, Addition to 10 / Subtraction / Numbers to 20 / Money and Shape, Measure and Handling Data.

You may find that some booklets have more work completed that others. This is because we also follow lines of progression set out by the SELB. We introduce and teach concepts in a certain order, so we would appreciate it if you would only complete the activities we list each week. 


Mental Maths

Keep up with the mental maths sessions building on previous ideas or where you find your individual child needs practice. Start building up number bonds to 10 (all the ways to make numbers 2-10 by addition). If your child is achieving this feel free to move onto 12 or even 15. In P2 we would use a whiteboard or blank page, draw the number in the middle with a bubble around it and write the different ways to make that number around it. The children know how to check their work! There is always one more way than the number they are investigating e.g if they are finding all the ways to make 2 - there are 3 ways, all the ways to make 3 - there are 4 ways etc. You can also do speed tests by writing out some questions on a page e.g 3 4 __ 6 / 6+__=8 / the number before 10 etc. Use a timer or offer rewards/stickers for effort.

iPad apps such as 'Mental Maths' (Andrew Brodie basics) are good as you can choose age groups . You can search and browse the app store. I would highly recommend BBC Bitesize (7-9 year olds) if you haven't already looked into it. Its available on iPlayer and you can start at the beginning- it is a great fun educational resource which lasts 20-30 mins and would allow you some guilt free breathing space during the day!!


Below are the next five days activities...

Activity 1 - Subtraction (facts for 8)

As previous week use 8 items to help build up subtraction stories for 8. Discuss the patterns e.g









You can write out missing number stories for 8 to help consolidate e.g 8-? or write out words on small pieces of paper e.g 8 subtract 3 =  /  8 take away 8 = and children have to match with the correct number of set out small toys to answer.

Follow up Subtraction booklet pg 21 and 22

Activity 2 - Subtraction (facts for 9)


Build up facts for nine using 9 things and taking one away each time and recording. Children aren't expected to remember all the facts, however it is important that they understand that the smaller the number they are taking away the bigger the answer and the bigger the number they are taking away the smaller the answer will be. 

Follow up with Subtraction booklet pg 23 and 24. You can remind the children to put the number in their head and count back on their fingers to help find the answers or use their number line.

Activity 3 - How much money?


Recap coins 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p. Remind children to always start with the biggest coin when adding a number of coins together. Put some small change out on the table and practice counting different amounts.

Complete ice cream sheets (you can choose them all or pick which one is relevant to ability).

Activity 4 - Converting analogue time to digital time


Recap time with children. Discuss significant times like breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime and work out the equivalent analogue and digital times and record. Discuss what o'clock and half past look like... complete worksheet below.

Activity 5 - Data Handling (Colour chart)


Interpreting data is an important skill. Look at the sheet below - discuss the table together (titles, columns and what the information is telling you) Encourage children to complete as independently as possible.