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Coronavirus Home Learning


Current Maths Topic: Adding and subtracting with links to problem solving


Key vocabulary:

add, more, plus, total, sum, altogether, subtract, less, minus, take away, fewer, difference



Roll a dice and create your own calculations to solve 

Add and subtract any numbers up to 20 E.g. 15+4=  11-3= 

Use objects or a number line to help you solve the calculations 

Create your own number line 

Practise counting on and back in your head to solve calculations 

Solve missing number problems E.g. 5+ __ = 9 (start at 5 and count on until you get to 9) 

7= __ - 9 (add the numbers to work out the missing number) 

Create equivalent calculations E.g. 5+2= 7 6+1=7 3+4=7 

Challenge yourself to write equivalent expressions like this 5+2=6+1 

Find 1 more and 1 less 

Count forwards and backwards to 100


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Current Maths Topic: Shape


Key vocabulary: 

shape, 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional, curved, straight, round, corner, side, line , vertex, vertices, edges, faces, angle, pointed, square, triangle, rectangle, circle, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid, cylinder



Go on a 2D shape hunt around the house, draw and label the shapes you find 

Go on a 3D shape hunt around the house, draw and label the shapes you find 

Discuss which shapes have straight lines and which shapes have curved lines 

How many sides and corners do the 2D shapes have?

How many faces, edges and vertices do the 3D shapes have?

Create a picture out of different shapes 

Create a model out of different shapes 

‘In my bag’ game- adult chooses but does not reveal shape. Either describe shape using properties, e.g ‘It has 3 corners’ and child guesses shape once clues are given. Or child has to ask questions about the shape in order to guess it. E.g. ‘Does your shape has curved lines?’


Problems to solve: 

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares - 


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Current Maths topic: Measure 

We are developing our understanding of measuring in standard and non-standard units. 


Key vocabulary: 

Height, length, weight, mass, capacity, longer, shorter, heavier, lighter, more mass, less mass, full, empty, half full, 1/4 full, 3/4 full



Choose 5 objects/toys and order them from shortest to longest

Choose 5 objects/toys and order them from shortest to tallest

Measure objects using non-standard units (your hands/feet) Which object was the longest?

Measure objects using standard units (a ruler for cm) Can you put them in order now that you know the measurements?

Become a human balance scale by using your hands to measure the weight of different objects- Which object is the heaviest?

What is the special word for objects that are the same/balanced? (It begins with ‘E’) 

Measure objects using scales (grams) Can you put the objects in order now that you know how much they weigh in grams?

Is your cup of drink full, empty, half full, 1/4 full or 3/4 full?

Which container will hold the most? Which container will hold the least? Prove it. 



Problems to solve:

If an object is bigger, it will always be heavier. True or false? Can you prove it by drawing the objects you have chosen?


I am thinking of an object. It is heavier than a pencil, but lighter than a dictionary. What object could I be thinking of? Can you think of anymore objects? 



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2s, 5s and 10s

Problem to solve: 

There are 10 sweets in a bag. How many sweets are there in 3 bags?


There are 5 pens in a pack. How many pens are there in 5 packs?


I have 6 groups of 2 cars. How many cars do I have altogether? 


Drawing the problem or using objects from around your home may help you to solve the problem!


Go for a walk or look out your window- Can you tally how many different coloured cars you can see/ drive past?

Remember to cross the gate for your tally of 5! 

Can you total how many of each colour car you can see?

Which colour could you see the most of? Which colour could you see the least?

EXTENSION: Can you create a pictogram using the data you collected?



Core learning activities to complete: 

Counting forwards and backwards from any given number (up to 100)

Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's (Using money as well!)

Learn the number bonds to 10 and 20. For example, 0+10=10, 1+9=10, 2+8=10 etc 

Pick a number- Think of numbers more and less

Reading numbers to 1000

Identifying 2D and 3D shapes outside and inside the house



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