Wednesday 17th February
Everyone could have ago at the game below. You can change the settings according to your groups. Its really fun once you get the hang of it.
Alien Addition
Lions 🦁 From 1 to 5( or up to 10)
Tigers 🐅 From 110
Cheetahs🐆 From 120
Tuesday 16th February
pancake recipe
 I can’t believe it is a year since we were making and flipping pancakes at school. Tuesday is pancake day or Shrove Tuesday.
 Baking is a great maths activity involving lots of counting and measuring with a delicious end product.
 It is also a chance to widen your child’s vocabulary and chat about all the different equipment, utensils and ingredients being used.
 Allow them to do as much of it as possible.
 I have added my own recipe above incase any of you don’t have your own. I usually double the amounts so that’s maths being used straight away!
Monday 15th February
Lions 🦁
 Use items to count with or draw pictures to represent the objects in the number stories.
 talk through the stories together and write the sums on a piece of paper
Number Stories
Tigers 🐅
 Click on the link below to have a little practice with your numbers to 20. (you do not need to print the sheet, just write the answers on a piece of paper)
 use your numberline to help find the answers
Numbers to 20
Cheetahs🐆
 Use 20 items to practice making your number bonds to 20.
 Do the same activity as you did last Thursday, writing all the pairs of number bonds to 20 as shown below.
 Complete the sheet
Make 20 worksheet
(you do not need to print it , just write the answers on a piece of paper).
Friday 12th February
 Have a go at some maths symmetry for Valentines day. These are made just by folding and drawing half the heart, cut it out, open it up, paint one side and then fold it again.
 These might look lovely on the front of Valentines Day cards to give to someone you love.
 Try the heart Symmetry sheet or design idea below.
hearts symmetry
Heart design
Thursday 11th February
Lions 🦁
 Watch the video below and practice counting backwards from 10
 Set out your number cards from 10 – 0
 Can you walk backwards and count form 10 down to 0?
Counting back from 10
Tigers 🐅
 use your numberline and count to 20, then count backwards from 20 – 0.
 have a look at the video on the BBC Bitesize and talk through the other example on the link.
BBC Bitesize – Count up and Back to 20
 have a go at the game below, it is also on the BBCBitesize link.
Bud’s Number Garden
Cheetahs🐆
Watch the BBC Bitesize clip and try the challenge below.
Number Bonds
Challenge How many Number Bonds are there that make 20?
Set it out like in the diagram below how many pairs can you get?(Use 20 counting items to help you work this out)
Wednesday 10th February
Lions 🦁
You will need 10 items to count with eg. counters, stones, shells etc.
Split your 10 items to match the 2 numbers on each end of the rainbow colours eg. red 1 and 10. (You do not need to print the worksheet just do the answers on a piece of paper you could do them in colours to match!).
rainbow number bonds to 10
Tigers 🐅
 Choose Number Bonds on Hit the Button and select ‘Make 10’.
 You could have a go at the Lions activity above too.
Cheetahs🐆
 Choose Number Bonds on Hit the Button and select ‘make 20’
 If you haven’t had a chance to get on to Monday and Tuesdays activities give them a try.
Tuesday 9th February
Lions 🦁 and Tigers 🐅
You will need 10 items to count with eg. counters, stones, shells etc.
Set out the number of items in the star and then see how many would need to go in the other side of star to make 10. (You do not need to print the worksheet just do the answers on a piece of paper).
number bonds to 10
Cheetahs🐆
You will need 20 items to count with eg. counters, stones, shells etc.
Set them out according to how many the robot has on one side and see how many would need to go on the other side to use up all 20 (You do not need to print the worksheet just do the answers on a piece of paper)
number bonds to 20
Monday 8th February
Lions 🦁 and Tigers 🐅
You will need 10 items to count with eg. counters, stones, shells etc.
Use these items to help find all the different pairs of numbers that make 10 (You do not need to print the worksheet just do the answers on a piece of paper).
number bonds
Cheetahs🐆
You will need 20 items to count with eg. counters, stones, shells etc.
Watch the video below and then have a go at the number bonds worksheet.
number bonds to 20
Friday 5th February
Lions 🦁 and Tigers 🐅
Have a go at this game and see who can get their snowman built first.
 Roll a dice and draw a part of the snowman
 if you throw a number and already have that part then miss your turn
 If you don’t have a dice I have added a virtual one below.
snowman dice game
Virtual Dice
Cheetahs 🐆
 Play the basketball game to practice counting like I’ve shown below. Choose Numbers up to 99
 Answer the questions on the sheets (you do not have to print the sheet just write answers on a piece of paper)
 Count the 10’s first eg. 10, 20 30
 Then count the ones 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 So the correct basketball is 37
Basketball game
tens and ones worksheet
Thursday 4th February
Snowflakes have beautiful symmetrical patterns. Have a go at making some today. Watch the video then follow the instructions below.
 Draw around a plate to make a circle to begin your snowflake
 Follow the instructions in the video below.
 make different sizes of snowflakes and stick them up on your windows.
Wednesday 3rd February
Lions 🦁 and Tigers 🐅
The lesson below helps explain how to count back in ones to subtract.
Cheetahs 🐆
The lesson below is a bit of revision on how to double and half a number.
Double and Half
Tuesday 2nd February
Back to a little number practice today
Lions 🦁
For doing the sums on the game below, have some stones, shells or counters ready. Do the sum with your items and check that you have the correct answer. You could say for the sum below…….
‘…….Set out 5 stones, take one away, how many are left?’ then choose the correct answer on the screen.
Subtraction game
Tigers 🐅
Click on the train game below and choose the subtraction truck. Have a go at any of the levels on the left hand side, they get trickier as you go down. Use a 020 number line or counters/stones/shells to count with to get the correct answers.
Train Game
Cheetahs 🐆
Choose the Train Game and select Up to 20 or try one of the levels circled in red. Use the 100 square from your resource pack to help work out the answers
Monday 1st February
Snow measuring
 build a snowman and see how tall he is bigger/smaller than you?
 Snowball target practice – put numbers inside each section and add up your points. You could play this indoors with scrunched up paper snowballs and buckets with different points for getting it in each container eg. 1,2,3 or 4 (or 10,20,30 etc)
 If you are sledginghow far can you go? Measure the distance in strides. Can you beat it next time? or have a family/friends distance challenge.
 How long does it take your ice/snowball to meltin the fridge/in the kitchen? in which place does it melt faster? slower?(apologies for the sad music below).
Friday 28th January
 Have another try at the Scratch Jr app if you managed to get it onto a device.
 Play Simon Says and try the game from yesterday – Simon Says Game
 Have a go at helping the Hungry Pirates below by giving them directions to find the yummy treasure.
Hungry Pirates
Thursday 27th January
 Play ‘Simon Says’ together. Take turns at being Simon. Simon gives instructions and everyone must follow these, but only when Simon Says eg. ‘Simon Says jump up and down’. Make a point of including your right and left directions into the instructions.
 below are some ideas of what Simon could say…..
 Try the Simon Says memory game below.
Tuesday 26th January
See if you can download this free app called Scratch Jr. It is a simple coding program where young children can learn to program their own interactive stories and games. Just have a play around with it and see how you get on. I have not set any particular task but see if you can get Cat and Octopus to do something. Once the children know what to do they usually love it.
Monday 25th January
Right and Left
I would like everybody to make sure you know which way is left and which way is right. I know lots of you will know this already so how do you remember which is which?
 Watch the videos
 Follow instructions eg. Take 3 steps forward, turn right/left, take 2 steps forward etc. You could make a little route around your living room or around your garden.
 Take turns at doing this with each other.
Friday 22nd January
Lions 🦁
Open the video below and follow the instructions. The link to the worksheet questions is below. (you do not need to print this out just do it orally or write answers on a piece of paper)
subtraction questions
Tigers 🐅
 Practise counting things which amount to between 10 and 20 eg. pens, clothes pegs, stones, spoons…..anything really.
 Have a go at the questions on the sheet below. Use your 020 numberline to help with the larger/smaller numbers (You do not need to print this out, just write the answers on a piece of paper)
Counting to 20
Cheetahs 🐆
 Count the 10’s first eg. 10, 20 30
 Then count the ones 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 So the correct basketball is 37
 Play the game below to practice counting like this.
 Answer the questions on the sheet below(you do not have to print the sheet just write answers on a piece of paper)
Basketball game
Counting to 100
Thursday 21st January
Lions 🦁
Set up a little child’s height washing line. Get them to peg up some clothes and practice their take away sums at the same time.
Use these Subtraction cards to ask the questions eg. 104, and actually get them to peg up 10 items, take away 4 and see how many are left.
Tigers 🐅
Have a go at the washing line activity above to revise subtraction. If you want to do trickier sums then peg up as many as 20 items and try the sums on these Subtraction cards
Cheetahs 🐆
 Practice finding 10 less and 10 more on your 100 square.
 Play the Number Hunt game – choose the ’10 less’ and ’10 more’ options. Do you get quicker each time you play?
Number Hunt
Wednesday 20th January
Lions 🦁
Have a go at the game below. The children have practiced crossing out or covering the amount of items to take away.
Subtraction to 10
Tigers 🐅
 Use your 020 numberline to practise counting on from a number – like you did in yesterdays lesson.
 Pick a yellow number card and count on from it till you get to 20.
Cheetahs 🐆
You will need your numbers to 100 and your 100 square
 Pick a number card and find it on your 100 square.
 Count on 10 more, the answer will be directly below. The ones digit will be the same eg. 36 + 10 = 46
 Do the same but count backwards for 10. Again point out that the ones digit stays the same eg. 8310=73
 Do this several times and practise counting in 10s all the way down your 100 square eg. 7, 17, 27, 37, 47………..97
 Have a go at the worksheet below.( you don’t need to print it out, you could write the answers on paper and do the columns on the back of your 100 square whiteboard)
countingonandbackintens
Tuesday 19th January
Lions 🦁
Make your own set of skittles like in the photos
 Count how many skittles you have?( make between 5 and 10 skittles and try this with different amounts)
 Throw the ball
 How many did you knock down?
 How many are left standing?
Tigers 🐅
Watch the video to practice counting on from 10. Then answer the questions on the sheet below(you don’t need to print it outjust do it orally or write on a piece of paper.)
counting on from 10
Cheetahs 🐆
You will need your 100 square and whiteboard pen.
 Count to 10 and colour in the number 10, count another 10, colour in 20, keep going till you get to 100. Make a pattern on your 100 square.
 Practice counting in 10’s out loud forwards and backwards.
Watch the video below.
Monday 18th January
Lions 🦁
 Watch the video below then use 10 items eg. stones, counters, to make your own number bonds.
 You do not need to write them down use your yellow 10 card in a top circle and your counting items in circles below.
Tigers 🐅
On Friday you practiced counting in2’s. Watch the video below and count the pairs of socks. You could practice this at home with your socks. Or help at home by pairing socks up from the dry washing and count them up in 2’s.
Counting Socks
Cheetahs 🐆
Today I want you to guess how far 100 steps will take you……indoors or outdoors. You could do it in any of the following ways
 laps of the garden/livingroom
 up and down the corridor/path
 choose a gate part of the road in the distance.
Count your steps out loud and see if your guess was right. Do it again and see if you get the same distance.
Friday 15th January
Lions 🦁
Today you need your yellow number cards and up to 10 counting items eg. stones, shells, beads
 Draw 3 circles like in the picture below.
 Pick a yellow number card and put it in the top circle
 Count out that number of stones/shells/beads.
 show different ways you can make that number by placing the items between the two circles below
3+5 = 8 1+7=8
 play around with lots of different numbers in the top circle.
Tigers 🐅
you will need your 020 numberline and the yellow number cards
 Jump along your line like in the picture below jumping over one number each time. The numbers you touch are the even numbers.
 Say the even numbers out loud several times
 Write down the even numbers to 20
 pick a yellow card is it even? If it is then put it to one side, if it isn’t then it is odd and put it to the other side make two piles using all your numbers.
Watch the video, play the game and have a go at the quiz below.
Cheetahs 🐆
You will need your 100 square, whiteboard pen and your numbers to 100.
 Colour the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and keep going all the way to 100.
 These are the even numbers
 look at the pattern down the columns you have coloured – see that the numbers all end in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 0
 Pick a number from your pile of numbers and see if it is even….if its not then it must be odd – make 2 piles with all your numbers.
 Watch the video, play the game and do the quiz below.
Odd and Even game
Thursday 14th January
Lions 🦁
You will need 5 items to count with eg. stones
 How many adding sums can you make when the answer is 5?
 Copy and complete these sums using your counting items to help
Tigers 🐅
 Just use the 1020 cards for the washing line activity
2. Try the ordering and sequencing activities using the link below. Select the 120 options.
Caterpillar Game
Cheetahs 🐆
You will need your yellow sheet from your resource pack and your 0100 cards for this activity.
 Cut out the strips and make a number line from 0100 Pick a number card how quickly can you point to that number on the number line? Practise this several times until you are really quick at finding the numbers.
2. Turn over 2 cards – which is bigger? Smaller? Find them on the number line to check. Then try this with 3 cards, then 4 cards. Practise putting them in the correct order.
3. Play the caterpillar ordering game choose 0100 ordering forwards, then backwards. Us your numberline to help you if you need it.
Caterpillar ordering
Wednesday 13th January
Lions 🦁
Use items to count with to help you find the correct answers in the robot game below. Select the Yellow Robot for facts up to 10
Robot Addition
Tigers 🐅
You may need your 020 numberline from your pack or use counters/stones to count with.
Choose the Robot Addition game and try the Blue robot and then the Red robot if you want a challenge.
Cheetahs 🐆
 Find out the age of everyone who lives in your house and other relatives like granny and grandad. Find their age number on your wipeable 100 square.
 Play the game below and select the 1 to 100 options on both columns.
Helicopter Rescue
Tuesday 12th January
Lions 🦁
you will need your 010 cards and something to count with eg. stones, counters, shells, anything really.
 turn the cards upside down on the table
 turn over two cards
 count out the two numbers using your chosen materials
 Add those numbers say ‘How many altogether?’
 If the total goes beyond 10 please count with your child so they can hear the number order.
Tigers 🐅
you will need numbers 020 and the 020 numberline
 Put all the cards upside down on the table
 Choose 4 cards
 look at these cards and put them in order from smallest to biggest
 After a few times put them in order from biggest to smallest.
 Use the numberline to find the numbers and check to see if you got the order correct. (you could place the number cards under the matching number on the numberline)
Cheetahs 🐆
1. you will need numbers 0100 and the laminated 100 square.
 Put all the number cards upside down on the table
 Turn over a number
 Say the number and colour it on the laminated 100 square
 Ask the questions ‘What is one more/less than___?’ and What is 2more/less than____?’
 Repeat this lots of times
2. Play the game below; select 1to100, select Pick a Puzzle one more and one less. Challenge –try the Lines option on the game, click New after each turn
Paint the Squares
Monday 11th January
Lions 🦁
Cut out the numbers 110 which are in the pack. Keep these safe after you have used them.
 shuffle the cards then put them in order forwards, then shuffle them again and put them in order backwards counting from 10.
 turn all the cards upside down. Turn over two cards and say which is bigger and which is smaller.
 turn over 3 cards and put these in order of size from smallest to biggest then try from biggest to smallest.
Tigers 🐅
You will need the numbers 120 which are in your pack. Keep these safe after you have used them.
 cut out the numbers
 do the same activities as the Lion group above
Cheetahs 🐆
You will need the big white 100 square from your pack.
 Point to the numbers as you count from 0100.
 Practice counting backwards from 1000, again point to the numbers as you do this.
 Pick any number from the square and practice counting on/back from that number.
 Cut out all the numbers really neatly along the lines and put them safely in a tin or bag for tomorrow’s lesson. Practice saying the numbers you see as you cut them out.
Tuesday 1st December
Primary 1
Cover up
You will need: a tin or pot and up to 10 cubes/counters/pasta shapes/lego bricks

Scatter some cubes on the floor or table.

Cover some of them with the inverted container.

Ask your child to look at the number of cubes they can see outside the tin, and then tell you how many are underneath.
Primary 2
 Choose the 1100 option in the activity below and practice finding missing numbers and looking for patterns.
Practice numbers to 100
Practice numbers to 100
Tuesday 24th November
Primary 1
Helicopter Rescue
Click on the link above and choose 110
Primary 2
Click on the link below and choose Find a Number 1100
Helicopter Game
Tuesday 17th November
The children have been learning about the value of different coins this week. If you have any coins at home look at them together and use them to play shops.
Here are two games to have a go at. Start at the easier level and see how you get on.
Toy Shop Money Game
Coins Game
Tuesday 10th November
This week I would like everyone to practice saying the days of the week and then the months of the year in order. There are a couple of clips below to watch or you may find better ones. For the p2’s I have added links to some online games after the clips.
Find out what month your birthday is in, and maybe the rest of your family and friends birthdays too.
Days of the Week
Months of the Year
PRIMARY 2
Have a go at the game below (skip the advertising bit at the start after a few seconds)
Days of the week game
Months of the Year game
Tuesday 3rd November
We are currently working on addition in class so these games would be great for practicing at home.
Primary 1
Primary 2
Homework – 6–9th October
Primary 1
Have a go at the ladybird spots game below. Select counting, matching and ordering games up to 10.
Ladybird spots
primary 2
Have a go at the game below on Topmarks. Choose halves to 10 and doubles to 10. What’s your best score? Can you beat it?
Hitthebutton
Homework for 22nd29th September
 lots of accurate answers and well done to those of you who completed the challenge
 Especially well done to Noah and Winter in p1excellent scores!
 Quite a few have not accessed Sumdog for their numeracy homework challenge in p2. Please have a go at it as it really helps to increase speed and accuracy of number calculations.
 I set a new challenge every week and can monitor how well the children are doing.
Homework for 16th – 21st September
 Lots of correct answers again last week. Well done everyone I have rewarded all you 50 extra coins!
 Your new challenge this week on Sumdog will contain some 2D and 3D shape work.
Have a 3D shape search at homecan you find any of these shapes indoors or outdoors?
cone cube cuboid cylinder sphere
Homework for 9th14th September.
I have set new challenges on Sumdog beginning tomorrow for both p1 and p2 class. There were lots of amazing results and lots of accurate answers last week. Well done – you may find a reward when you log on next time!
For those of you who haven’t managed to login please let me know by email if I can help with anything. You should all have recieved their login details last week.
I have set challenges on Sumdog for your child this week. I will email their login details to you.
Thursday 25th June
PRIMARY 1
 Go on to Education Cityplease let me know if you need me to email you your password
 Click on My Homework
 Choose Pocket Money and Summer Fair games to practice using bar charts
PRIMARY 2
 Go on to Education Cityplease let me know if you need me to email you your password
 Click on My Homework
 Choose Speedy Pete and Summer Fair games to practice using bar charts
PRIMARY 1
 Have a look at and a chat about the pictogram below
 Ask questions likeHow many children like green the best? Which is the most popular colour?
 make your own pictogram using the spots you can count on the boys clothes.
P1 graph
PRIMARY 2
 Have a look at and a chat about the graph below
 Work out how many of each animal are in the zoo
 Ask questions like…..what animal is their most/least of? or How many more snakes than lions are there?
 Have a go at answering the questions about the school lunches.
p2 graph
Wednesday 24th June
 Have a go at the Data Handling game below. It is on Topmarks.
 There are tally chart games there to try too if you want to do even more maths!
Tuesday 23rd June
 Your children will need to understand a little bit about social distancing and how far 2 metres is.
Mark a line of 2 metres along the ground.
 How many heeltotoe steps is it?
 how many handprints is it?
 set out stones/sticks/toys in a line beside it.
Cut a piece of string 2 metres long
 hold an end each and walk around keeping the string tight
 Everyone in your family stand 2 metres away from each other using the string to check
 Socially distance a few cuddly toys/teddies.
Monday 22nd June
Every time you throw the dice , put a tally mark next to the number of dots it shows. After you have played this for a little while count up the tally marks.
This song shows tally marks up to 10 but you can go much further with the numbers than that if you wish.
Friday 19th June
Go outdoors and make a collection of 5 or 6 different things eg. sticks, flowers. leaves etc.
Record how many of each there are in a chart like the one in the photo or complete the sheet below
Show your child how to do tally marks, remembering that when you get to 5 you draw a line diagonally across.
Data Handling
(you do not need to print out just create it on paper)
Thursday 18th June
How much something holds
Have a range of containers, ranging from an egg cup size to a bucket.
This is about finding the appropriate thing to measure with according to the size of the containers.
 Decide on a small , medium and large measurer(eg. spoon, cup, jug)
 The children decide which measurer would be best to fill up each container with eg. a jug to measure the bucket, a cup to measure a teapot or a teaspoon to measure an egg cup.
 See how many cupfulls fill the jug or how many spoonfulls fill the cup etc.
Wednesday 17th June
Comparing Capacity
 Select a pair of containers where the difference in capacity is obvious and check that they know which one holds more/ holds less. Ask your child to tell you how they know?
 This time select a pair of containers where the difference in capacity is not so obvious. How will they know which one holds more?(Fill one up completely and pour into the other one). Repeat with other ‘similar capacity’ containers.
 Have a collection of containers( more than 3) and put them in order from holds most to holds least.
Tuesday 16th June
Have a go at measuring different capacities of containers. You could do this with water or sand……. and with the lovely weather it is a great outdoors activity. You could even do your maths at the beach today)
 You will need a collection of containers of different sizes for them to fill up and empty.
Monday 15th June
PRIMARY 1
Practice counting backwards from 20. Here are some ideas to try (you do not need to do them all)
 Set out your numbercards or use/make a numberline
 Peg numbers up on a washing line, starting with 20
 Write them with chalk and walk backwards along the numbers.
 See if you can keep up with counting backwards in the song below
PRIMARY 2
Practice counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s as far as you can go. Here are some ideas to try(you do not need to do them all)
 colour them on your 100 square
 Use chalk to write them on the pavement
 Shout them out as you bounce on the trampoline or skip
 See if you can sing along with the skip counting in the songs below
 If this is too easy – practice skip counting backwards.
Monday 8thFriday 12th June
go to Health and Wellbeing tab
Friday 5th June
PRIMARY 1
Less than/More than
 You will need up to 20 items eg. shells, stones, counters etc
 Use the questions below as a guide for creating adding and takeaway sums like these.
 These are just like the adding and takeaway sums the bairns were doing before but with bigger numbers within 20.
 Have a number line handy so the bairns can look and see how to write the numbers they need.
more than/less than sheet
PRIMARY 2
Today is all about adding multiples of 10 and seeing which pairs make 100. You could show your child that 20+30 =50 is just like 2+3=5
 You can just make 2 sets little cards of 0, 10, 20,30, 40 and 50 and put them in 2 piles instead of dice
PUPIL SHEET 44
Thursday 4th June
PRIMARY 1
More practice to make sure you can order your numbers forwards and backwards within 20 by playing the 2 games on this link.
Ordering numbers to 20
PRIMARY 2
Can you count in 10’s to 100?……can you keep going? How far can you go?
make a 10’s numberline from 0100
 Pick a 10’s number and add 10 eg. 30+10, this would take you to 40
 Try this again but add 20 or 30 to your first number eg. 50+30
 Try the sums below putting your first number in one leaf and the second number in the other leaf. Put the answer in the apple.
Adding 10’s
Wednesday 3rd June
PRIMARY 1
 You will need number cards 1120
 Mix up the numbers and put them face down on the table.
 Pick 3 cards and say the numbers
 put them in order from smallest to biggest and then from biggest to smallest
 Once you can do 3 cards try it with 4
 Complete the number orders on the sheet belowyou do not need to print it out, either do it orally, write the numbers for your child or list correct orders on a piece of paper/whiteboard.
It might help to have a numberline to 20 and you could set the selected cards on top of its numberthis would help visualise the correct order.
Write the numbers in order
PRIMARY 2
Try the example on the sheet below and then practice more examples picking any number from your 100 square to go in the middle.
10 more than less than
Tuesday 2nd June
PRIMARY 1
Recognise the words to match the numbers to twenty.
 Make cards with the numbers 120 written on them in words
 Use number cards 120
 Practice reading them and match the number to the word
number words to twenty
Play the games selected for you on Education City. I have emailed you the username and password.
PRIMARY 2
This is great if you have cards numbered from 1100, or even if you had a selection of about 20 numbers between 1100 to choose from.
 Pick a number between 1100
 Find/say a number higher than that number
 Find/say a number less than that number
 write the numbers in order from lowest to highest.
 Try the games selected for you on Education City – there is also one to practice your counting in 5’s. I have emailed you the username and password.
Monday 1st June
PRIMARY 1
 Make number cards from 030 and put them in the right order (use the ones below or make your own)
numbers to 30
 Count forwards and backwards
 Gather the correct amount of items when you give them a number eg. shells, counters, stones
 Ask your child to cover their eyes and turn over a card, open their eyes and tell you what it is
 Do this with several numbers in a row, can they tell you the missing numbers?
 If you point to a number can they tell you 1 less or 1 more than that number?
Your child might need to stick to numbers within 10, or within 20 for the above activitiesthat is fine.
PRIMARY 2
You should have a 100 square and a whiteboard pen which you got from school or use one of the 100 squares below.
100 square 100 square
 Counting in 5’s. Click on/colour in 5, then count 5 more, 5 more and keep going all the way to 100. Can you see a pattern?
 Try this again but counting in 10’s
 Try this time counting in 2′ s all the way to 100
Write 3 lists of numbers
 list 1 – counting in 5’s
 list 2 counting in 10’s
 list 3Counting in 2’s
Thursday 28th May
PRIMARY 1
Make a hopscotch grid indoors or outdoors but instead of numbers in each square put in a subtraction sum. Have stones, sticks or counters handy to be able to figure out the answer. If you haven’t played hopscotch before I have added instructions below. You may need to show your child how to play by joining in today.
hopscotch instructions
You must work out the correct answer to the sum when you pick up your stone on the return journey.
PRIMARY 2
In your hopscotch grid you are going to practice the 2 times table
You could put the answers in the boxes and they have to tell you the 2xtable sum which makes that answer.
Or put the 2 times table question in the squares again randomly muddled up (not the questions in the image).
Wednesday 27th May
PRIMARY 1
Have a practice of your subtraction skills today
Subtraction Practice
Practice yesterday’s activity again if you get a chance as it is quite tricky for the bairns to grasp.
PRIMARY 2
Use your cubes to set out these sums and write them on a piece of paper with the answers.

1×2=

2×2=

3×2=

4×2=

5×2=

6×2=

7×2=

8×2=

9×2=

10×2=
Listen to the song
Try the train game below – choose the x option and the 2x table
Multiplying by 2
Tuesday 26th May
Today you are going to need your numberline either make a big one on the floor to jump along(more fun) or draw one on paper to jump along with your finger.
 Watch the video below up to 3 minutes( I didn’t know how to crop off the last bit). This shows how to use a numberline to count back and work out the missing number in a subtraction sum.
 have a go at your own sums using these cards as examples to see if you can work out the missing numbers.
Subtraction cards
PRIMARY 2
Use cubes, counters. lego etc
 Make 2 sets of 3 and also 3 sets of 2
 What do you notice about the answers?
 Try it with 2 lots of 3 and 3 lots of 2
 You will get the same answer for each pair of sums.
Now try the sums on this Worksheet
Monday 25th May
PRIMARY 1
Missing number sums
 Set out 5 stones
 Ask your child to close their eyes.
 Remove/cover 2 stones.
 When they open their eyes they will see 3 stones
 Ask them to tell you how many are in your hand
 Allow them to check
This looks like this as a sum
5 ? =2
Repeat this over and over removing different amounts of stones each time. Ask your child to explain to you how they know how many stones are in your hand without seeing them.
Move on to 6 or 7 stonesor more if they need a challenge. There is no need to write down the sums todayjust do lots of practical examples until they can tell you how many stones are missing every time.
PRIMARY 2
Multiplication
 It is important to use practical materials for this task eg. blocks, cubes or counters.
 Make the sets/groups/lots of the correct amount to work out the answers on the sheet below.
multiplication sheet
Friday 22nd May
PRIMARY 1
Choose the next shape in the patterns by clicking on the game below. Start at Level 1 and see how far you can get.
Pattern Train
Can you make a paper snake with a beautiful repeating pattern all the way along its very long body? What shapes will you draw/use?
PRIMARY 2
You could have a go at the Pattern Train Game above too.
These patterns are made by using the same shape each time. This is called ’tiling’. Use the link below to create your own tiling patterns.
Can you spot any tiling patterns around the house or garden?
Pattern blocks
If you have any square, rectangle, triangle or hexagon shapes can you make your own tiling pattern on paper by drawing around it( eg. the end of a box, make thick cardboard shapes). Use only one shape at a time to repeat all over the paper.
Can you tile with a circle?
Thursday 21st May
PRIMARY 1
Today I would like you to make some simple patterns. Start by drawing and colouring the shape that comes next in each of these patterns . Can you remember the names of these shapes?
I would like you to make your own repeating patterns with objects. Here are some ideas but you could use shells, blocks, flowers…..anything really! Be creative and see what you can find.
PRIMARY 2
I would like you to do the same as the primary 1’s but make your patterns have a trickier repeat of 45 objects.
Can you figure out these patterns below and keep them going.
PRIMARY 2
Wednesday 20th May
PRIMARY 1
To continue practicing your adding and subtracting try these activities. Remember to have some counters, cubes or items to count with to help you work out the answers.
Tea Store activities
(you may need to allow Flash player to play these games)
Snappy Maths Addition and Subtraction
PRIMARY 2
This should follow on from the work you have been doing to understand the link between adding and multiplying.
You do not need to print out the worksheet just show me the sums on a piece of paper.
Link addition to multiplication
Tuesday 19th May
PRIMARY 1
Watch the video and then have a go at the sums below. Be careful as there are adding and subtracting sums all muddled together to try and trick you!
Remember to use cubes, pebbles, shells etc. to help you work out the answers.
Add or subtract
PRIMARY 2
 You will need about 20 items to work with eg. counters, stones, cubes etc.
 Use the cards below and lay out counters to match.
 use the different vocabulary of sets of , lots of, groups of and times.
 Record your answer like in the instructions below
cards
Instructions
Monday 18th May
PRIMARY 1
Subtraction practice
 you need number cards 0 to 10
 make – (takeaway) and = (subtraction) cards too.
 A dice
 a selection of items to count with eg. sticks, counters, pens etc.
 Turn all the number cards upside down
 Pick 1 card and throw the dice
 Set out your subtraction sum like in the photo(remember , the biggest number always has to go first)
 Use your items to work out the answer
 Write down your sum
 Can you make another subtraction sum using those same numbers?
7.Practice with lots of examples
 Speak about what you notice about the pairs of sums.
PRIMARY 2
Watch the Lesson 1 video below. Pause when it tells you to and work out the answers. Have some counters and a pencil and paper ready.
Multiplication using the x symbol
Thursday and Friday 14th/15th May
Thick, thin, wide, narrow, tall, short, long , short
Today and tomorrow I would like you to practice some of the words we use in measuring. Choose some of/or do all of the activities below and talk about the words used to compare the pairs of objects.
 Ask the bairns to make themselves thick, thin, wide, narrow, long, short and tall and short
 Cut a long piece of string and a short piece of string.
 Draw one tree with a thick trunk and one with a thin trunk
 Use playdough to make a thick worm and a thin worm
 Use paper to make a wide scarf and a narrow scarf
 Use craft materials to make a tall flower and a short flower
Feel free to add your own ideas which would help explain these words a lot of the comparative language could be done outdoors, in the garden or at the beach if you wish.
PRIMARY 2
I would like you to choose some of the activities above but the language used should include the following comparison words

Thick, thicker, thickest

Thin, thinner thinnest

Wide, wider, widest

narrow, narrower, narrowest

Tall, taller, tallest

Short, shorter, shortest

Long, longer, longest
Wednesday 13th May
Measuring more lengths
PRIMARY 1
Today I would like you to measure some everyday items (eg. a pencil, a mobile phone, a spoon etc.) using nonstandard units, for instance paper clips, cubes, clothes pegs etc.
As long as you have plenty of the nonstandard units to lay endto end to measure the length of an object.
Please look at the Powerpoint and read it to your child.
Measuring Length Powerpoint
Discuss and compare lengths of items using different standard units.
PRIMARY 2
Today you are going to need a ruler to measure some objects in centimetres.
Watch the video below and then have a go yourself.
Record your answers in a similar way to the sheet below.
Recording Measurements
Tuesday 12th May
Measuring lengths
 Task 1
Head outdoors to measure some areas around your house and garden using heeltotoe feet, giant strides, hops, arm stretches etc.
You could measure the pavement, lawn, fence etc.
Ask the question…..If you use different things to measure with do you get the same answer?
 Task 2
Collect natural materials (sticks, leaves, stones etc.) and measure different body parts and discuss answers depending on what is used to measure with. For example, how many leaves long are your arms? How many sticks does it take to measure your leg?
Primary 2’s(and primary 1’s if they wishbut there is no pressure to do so) could record their results like this.
Recording Measurements
Monday 11th May
PRIMARY 1
Start with 6 items eg. blocks, counters, stones etc
 what two numbers make 6? (eg. 2+4) and write this down
 Show how 2+4 is the same as 4+2 and explain how you get the same answer no matter which way around the numbers go.
 Show a few examples for different numbers eg 7 or10
Snappy Maths
(you may need to allow Flash player to play this game)
PRIMARY 2
 Practice how well you know your halves and doubles.
 Start easy and see which level you can get to?
 Use counters, blocks, stones to help you work out the answers.
Halves and Doubles
Friday 8th May
See if you have dominoes in the house and learn how to play.
PRIMARY 1
 Have a little go at practicing double numbers.
double butterflies
 you could check these doubles using your fingers
PRIMARY 2
Here is a game to play to practice the double numbers you have been learning about. Try it a few times to see who wins the most times.
doubling_double_dice_game
Thursday 7th May
PRIMARY 1
Use a collection of 10 objects for practicing your taking away.
subtraction practice
PRIMARY 2
Make sure you have a collection of at least 16 items for this task.
Practice halving a number eg. 12, which would give 6, and then doubling 6 to get back to 12
Halves and Doubles
Wednesday 6th May
PRIMARY 1
Mirrors to explore Symmetry
Use a mirror to practice finding and exploring symmetry, these are just some ideas.
The outdoors is a great place to find symmetry in nature too.
PRIMARY 2
 Watch the video and do the activity below it.
Shape Symmetry
 Make 4 shapes like the coloured ones here out of paper
 Fold your shapes to see that both sides match. The fold line is called the line of symmetry.
Tuesday 5th May
If you didn’t get much chance yesterday to try the symmetry activities have a go today.
Today I would also like to see what symmetrical pictures you can make with your lego, duplo or blocks, Here are some ideas for you.
Monday 4th May
Today I would like you to have some fun with symmetry. The first link gives some ideas on how to show that the two halves of a picture match and that each shape is ‘balanced’.
You could have a go at making the owl below or make your own symmetrical pictures of objects and animals, like butterflies and bugs!
Paint Splat Owl
Friday 1st May
PRIMARY 1
Helicopter Rescue Game
When you open this game go to ‘Count on and Back’ and select 110
Help your child with less than/more than concept.
I have attached the sheet below for everyones reference as I know a few of you have been asking about correct number formations.
However, it has just been pointed out that this sheet does not show the 1,5,or 9 properly
 1a straight line
 5down first, then a big fat round belly and put his hat on
 9around, back to the top and straight down.
PRIMARY 2
Try the Powerpoint below and then answer the questions on the Bees in the Garden sheet. You don’t need to print it out, just show me the numbers that would go in each flower.
Thursday 30th April
PRIMARY 1
After lots of subtraction practice this week have a go at these sums. You could use your own bugs on leaves or counters, stones etc to help with the taking away, or a number line.
subtraction bugs
PRIMARY 2
You could make your own giant ladybird for this activity and put counters on one side for the spots. How many spots altogether if you make the same on the other side?
Ladybirds doubling
Now try this game for speed once you have the hang of double numbers.
Double Numbers game
Wednesday 29th April
PRIMARY 1
Draw a number line like this
Have at least 2 sets of cards numbered 010. Playing cards are great for this.
 Pick two numbers.
 On the numberline point your finger(or a counter)at the largest card number.
 Take away the second number by jumping backwards.
 Where do you finish on the number line?
(this is a practical activity you don’t need to write anything down)
PRIMARY 2
You need 20 items counters, stones, shells etc. and two pieces of paper
Practice finding half of numbers within 20 eg. half of 12, half of 16, half of 20, half of 8 etc. by making two equal groups on the pieces of paper (this is a practical activity you don’t need to write anything down)
Have a go at Hit the Button once you have got the hang of this.
Hit the Button – choose Halves to 10
Tuesday 28th April
PRIMARY 1
Human Number Line
Make a long number line from 010 on the floor/ground eg. chalk on concrete, masking tape on floor/carpet.
Ask a subtraction question. Start at the first number and takeaway the jumps. Shout out which number you finish on.
Here are some examples of questions but do as many as you can.
PRIMARY 2
Learning about quarters
Go to the same link as yesterday, watch the video again and complete Q37 either orally or write the answers on a piece of paper.
Challenge – Can you fold a square piece of paper to make quarters? Are there different ways to do it?
(Here are some answers)
You can check by cutting out the 4 pieces and laying them on top of each other to see if they are equal.
Monday 27th April
PRIMARY 1
Have a go at counting backwards using a number line.
Counting backwards
Select the deer level shown below when you get onto the game.
PRIMARY 2
Learning about quarters
Go to this link – Whiterose maths and choose Week 1. Scroll down to recognise a quarter.
Watch the video then try question 1 and 2 from the link below.
quarters
Friday 24th April
PRIMARY 1
You might want to make your own bugs for this activity, although counters or stones would do just fine.
Put your bugs on a ‘flower’(chalk drawing or paper shape) and then take some away. How many are left?
Use the worksheet to help set up each question. Send me the answers that go in the boxes.
PRIMARY 2
Halves and Doubles
Use up to 20 lego blocks, counters or stones to practice finding half of a set of numbersand discuss how this relates to double the number.
Have a go at the sums on this page. Make sure you use your blocks, counters or stones to help you work out the answers.
Thursday 23rd April
PRIMARY 1
Frogs in the pond
Have up to 10 ‘frogs’ (pebbles, balls, beanbags) and make a ‘Pond’ (bucket of water,draw a circle, use a hoop or a rope).
Count how many frogs you have and make them jump (throw them) from a little distance away and see how many land in the pond.
eg. You have 9 frogs and 3 don’t go in so that means 6 landed in the pond. Write that down as a takeaway sums.
93=6 or 96=3
Can you write 5 sums?
PRIMARY 2
Today practice finding half of a shape and half of a number.
Find A Half
You do not need to print the sheets, draw me the pizzas and shapes on a piece of paper.
Can you make your own outdoor pizza with lots of lovely toppings, use stones, grass, mud, shells!
Wednesday 22nd April
PRIMARY 1
Can you count all the way to 30? Listen to the song and join in.
See if you can find 30 things to count outsidestones? Leaves? Flowers?
PRIMARY 2
Finding a half of something. Look at all the real life pictures on the powerpoint of things that have been halved.
Can you make some halves? maybe a stick? cake? saw a piece of wood? Remember there must be 2 bits and they must be equal.
Tuesday 21st April
PRIMARY 1
Flowerpot Sums
Take a Flowerpot and some stones, start with 5 stones and increase the number as they get the hang of the game.
Count out a number of stones together.
Ask your child to close their eyes.
Hide some of the stones under the upside down flowerpot.
Ask your child to open their eyes and work out how many stones are under the flowerpot.
PRIMARY 2
Even and Odd
Practice counting in 2’s all the way to 100. Use your 100 square to help you if you need it. All these numbers are even. Now practice saying all the odd numbers.
Challenge: Are petals mainly odd or even?
Pick a weed, such as a daisy and investigate. Try a buttercup or any other flowers you have in your garden.
Monday 20th April
PRIMARY 1
You will need the numbers 010 for this activity and items to count withcounters, pebbles, shells, pens etc
Turn your cards upside down. Turn over two cards. Say the numbers and make the two numbers with your items. Add them together and count up how many you have. Write down some of your sums like this….
8+6=14 9+7=16
Try to practise sums where answers go all the way to 19! (or 20 if you do doubles of each number)
PRIMARY 2
Click on the link below and find Week 1 Lesson 1Make equal parts. watch the video and download the ‘Get the Activity’. Discuss answers and write them on a piece of paper. you do not need to print off worksheets.
Friday 17th April
A Fun Friday French song for numbers to 20.
PRIMARY 1
Missing numbers
Set out number 020 in order and ask questions like the ones on the page below. What comes before/after/between a given number. Write the answers to the questions below on a piece of paper or print the page out if you wish. You may not want to do this all in one go. xx
PRIMARY 2
Play the Shout Out Game from Tuesday practising what 2 numbers make 20. Look again and see if you can tell me how this game helps work out these subtractions sums.
Thursday 16th April
PRIMARY 1
Use either a dice, or your number cards to 10 or if you like a challenge pick numbers to twenty to play this game. Draw out your own arrows on a sheet of paper to play.
PRIMARY 2
Remember how ‘Number families’ work as this will help you work out the answers to the sums in the link below.
8+4=12 4+8=12 so 124=8 and 128=4
Write your answers on paper and show me when you have finished.
Set out your work neatly.
Wednesday 15th April
(Remember to select slide show and play from the beginning to play the powerpoint games)
PRIMARY 1
Recognise the written names of the numbers and match them to the amounts. Play the Powerpoint game below.
You could make flashcards to play your own pairs/matching game.
PRIMARY 2
Use your Hundred square to help you answer the questions on the Peter Rabbit Powerpoint below.
Make cards with the 10’s numbers (10.20,30,…..100). Pick 2 and do a take away sum with them. Write your sums down like this…….
7020=50 (Remember the biggest number comes first).
How many sums can you do?
Tuesday 14th April
Primary 1– use 10 counters (or 10 of any objectsshells, pens, stones etc.)
Split the counters into 2 groups.
What 2 numbers make 10?
How many different pairs of numbers can you make?
Write down your answers and email me a photo of your sums. They should look like this……2+8=10
Primary 2use 20 counters
do the same activity as above but write down the different pairs of numbers that make 20. They should look like this……. 14+6=20.
All pupils – Play the ‘Shout out’ game where a parent shouts out one number and you have to shout out its partner from the pairs you made above. How fast can you do it without looking at the numbers?