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 1-10

Cheetahs🐆 From 1-20


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!

Image result for making pancakes

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


  • 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.

Image result for valentines day symmetry

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


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.


  • 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


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


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 🐆

  1. Play the basketball game to practice counting like I’ve shown below. Choose Numbers up to 99
  2. 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 0-20 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 sledging-how 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 melt-in 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.

Simon says... | Preschool songs, Preschool games, Classroom games


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 0-20 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
  1. Play the game below to practice counting like this.
  2. 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. 10-4,  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 🐅

  1. Use your 0-20 numberline to practise counting on from a number – like you did in yesterdays lesson.
  2. 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. 83-10=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) 



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 out-just 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 0-20 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 🐅

  1. Just use the 10-20 cards for the washing line activity

2. Try the ordering and sequencing activities using the link below. Select the 1-20 options.

Caterpillar Game

Cheetahs 🐆

You will need your yellow sheet from your resource pack and your 0-100 cards for this activity.

  1.    Cut out the strips and make a number line from 0-100                    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 0-100 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 0-20 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 🐆

  1. 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.
  2. Play the game below and select the 1 to 100 options on both columns.

Helicopter Rescue


Tuesday 12th January

Lions 🦁

you will need your 0-10 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 0-20 and the 0-20 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 0-100 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 1-10 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 1-20 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 0-100.
  • Practice  counting backwards from 100-0, 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 1-100 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 1-10

Primary 2

Click on the link below and choose Find a Number   1-100 

Helicopter Game

Tuesday 17th November

British Coins Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures

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


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

Adding to 10

Primary 2

Robot Addition



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?




Homework for 22nd-29th September
  • lots of accurate answers and well done to those of you who completed the challenge
  • Especially well done to Noah and Winter in p1-excellent 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 home-can you find any of these shapes indoors or outdoors?

cone   cube   cuboid   cylinder   sphere

15 Fun, Hands On Activities for Learning About 2D and 3D Shapes

Homework for 9th-14th 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


  • Go on to Education City-please 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


  • Go on to Education City-please 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


  • Have a look at and a chat about the pictogram below
  • Ask questions like-How 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

  • 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

Zoo Data - reading block graphs | Teaching Resources

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!

Fruit Fall

Tuesday 23rd June
  • Your children will need to understand a little bit about social distancing and how far 2 metres is.Social distance for kids Munson Healthcare

Mark a line of 2 metres along the ground.

  • How many heel-to-toe 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.

Tally Mark Dice Roll Game

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

Mud Pi Day Wed 14th March – Celebrating Outdoor Maths – East ...

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


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


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 8th-Friday 12th June

go to Health and Wellbeing tab

Friday 5th June

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 take-away sums like these.
  • These are just like the adding and take-away 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


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




Thursday 4th June

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




Can you count in 10’s to 100?……can you keep going? How far can you go?

make a 10’s numberline from 0-100

  • 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
  • You will need number cards 11-20
  • 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 below-you 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 number-this would help visualise the correct order.

Write the numbers in order



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


Recognise the words to match the numbers to twenty.

  • Make cards with the numbers 1-20 written on them in words 
  • Use number cards 1-20
  • 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.


This is great if you have cards numbered from 1-100, or even if you had a selection of about 20 numbers between 1-100 to choose from.

  • Pick a number between 1-100
  • 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 e-mailed you the username and password.

Monday 1st June


  • Make number cards from 0-30 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 activities-that is fine.


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 3-Counting in 2’s


Thursday 28th May


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.





In your hopscotch grid you are going to practice the 2 times table

Indoor Skip-Count HopscotchYou 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


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.


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.

KoreaMed Synapse

  • 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


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


Missing number sums

  • Set out 5 stonesCurved Line of Stones stock photo. Image of rocks, curved - 118159656
  • 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 stones-or more if they need a challenge. There is no need to write down the sums today-just do lots of practical examples until they can tell you how many stones are missing every time.



  • It is important to use practical materials for this task eg. blocks, cubes or counters.13 Ways to USE Unifix Cubes | Math Manipulative — Tiaras & Tantrums
  • Make the sets/groups/lots of the correct amount to work out the answers on the sheet below.

multiplication sheet


Friday 22nd May

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? Snake Patterns (With images) | Jungle art projects, Math patterns ...


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

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.

Art in the Early Years on Twitter: "Repeating patterns with ... The Main Areas of Early Years Maths: Pattern - NCETM Learn with Play at Home: Learning Patterns with Lego


I would like you to do the same as the primary 1’s but make your patterns have a trickier repeat of 4-5 objects.

Can you figure out these patterns below and keep them going.



Wednesday 20th May

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



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


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



  • 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





Monday 18th May


Subtraction practice

  • you need number cards 0 to 10
  • make  (take-away)  and = (subtraction) cards too.
  • A dice
  • a selection of items to count with eg. sticks, counters, pens etc.
  1. Turn all the number cards upside down
  2. Pick 1 card and throw the dice
  3. Set out your subtraction sum like in the photo(remember , the biggest number always has to go first)
  4. Use your items to work out the answer
  5. Write down your sum
  6. Can you make another subtraction sum using those same numbers?

   7.Practice with lots of examples

  1. Speak about what you notice about the pairs of sums.


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

Third Grade Math - Lessons - Tes Teach


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.

Set Of Narrow And Wide Brushes For Working With Paints Stock ... thick and thin - Liberal Dictionary Tall+and+short+man Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock


I would like you to choose some of the activities above but the language used should include the following comparison words

  • Thick, thicker, thickestThick, Thicker, Thickest Worksheets Interactive and Printable
  • Thin, thinner thinnest
  • Wide, wider, widest
  • narrow, narrower, narrowest
  • Tall, taller, tallest
  • Short, shorter, shortest
  • Long, longer, longest


Wednesday 13th May

Measuring more lengths


Today I would like you to measure some everyday items (eg. a pencil, a mobile phone, a spoon etc.) using non-standard units, for instance paper clips, cubes, clothes pegs etc. Math Focus - Mrs. Singler's FDK Class Site

As long as you have plenty of the non-standard units to lay end-to end to measure the length of an object.

Chets Creek Elementary Math: Measuring Up

Please look at the Powerpoint and read it to your child.

Measuring Length Powerpoint

Discuss and compare lengths of items using different standard units.



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 heel-to-toe feet, giant strides, hops, arm stretches etc.

You could measure the pavement, lawn, fence etc.Outdoor Math Ideas for Kids Ages 3-7 - The Measured Mom

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 wish-but there is no pressure to do so) could record their results like this.

Recording Measurements





Monday 11th May


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

Free maths worksheets, interactive activities and other resources for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Elementary Education.

(you may need to allow Flash player to play this game)


  • 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.

Djeco Classic Games - Domino only £10.35


  • Have a little go at practicing double numbers.

    double butterflies

  • you could check these doubles using your fingersChandos Calculation Policy: Year One Year 1 + • Number bonds ...



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.




Thursday 7th May


Use a collection of 10 objects for practicing your taking -away.Free Images : beach, coast, nature, sand, rock, horizon, sky, wood ...

subtraction practice



Make sure you have a collection of at least 16 items for this task.100 Scallop Shells | Natural Scallop Shells for sale

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


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.Teach Symmetry


50 Best Mirror Play images | Activities for kids, Early childhood ... Ciênsação hands-on experiment "Mirror symmetry": maths, symmetry ... mirror symmetry - YouTube Paint On The Ceiling: Learn about Symmetry with Mirrors ...



  • 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’.

Symmetry pictures

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

Symmetrical Painted Butterfly Craft | Butterfly crafts, Spring ...



Friday 1st May


Helicopter Rescue Game

When you open this game go to ‘Count on and Back’ and select 1-10

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

  • 1-a straight line
  • 5-down first, then a big fat round belly and put his hat on
  • 9-around, back to the top and straight down.

number formation 



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.

halving fruits

Bees in the garden


Thursday 30th April


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            Insect Clipart Set - Commercial-Use Graphics | Insect clipart ...


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 Ladybird Royalty Free Vector Image - VectorStock

Now try this game for speed once you have the hang of double numbers.

Double Numbers  game





Wednesday 29th April


Draw a number line like this

KoreaMed Synapse

Have at least 2 sets of cards numbered 0-10. Playing cards are great for this.

How to Play the Card Game Hand and Foot | Go Camping America

  • 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)



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


Human Number Line

Make a long  number line from 0-10 on the floor/ground  eg. chalk on concrete, masking tape on floor/carpet.

Ask a subtraction question. Start at the first number and take-away the jumps. Shout out which number you finish on.

Here are some examples of questions but do as many as you can.







Learning about quarters

Go to the same link as yesterday, watch the video again and complete Q3-7 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


Have a go at counting backwards using a number line.

Counting backwards 

Select the deer level shown below when you get onto the game.


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.





Friday 24th April


BUGS MINI CUT OUT price from albatra in UAE - Yaoota!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.


Halves and Doubles

Use up to 20 lego blocks, counters or stones to practice finding half of a set of numbers-and 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


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.How do frogs survive winter? Why don't they freeze to death ...

eg.  You have 9 frogs and 3 don’t go in so that means  6 landed  in the pond. Write that down as a take-away sums.

9-3=6 or 9-6=3

Can you write 5 sums?


Today practice finding half of a shape and half of a number.Free Pizza Clipart Png, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on ...


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


Can you count all the way to 30?  Listen to the song and join in.

See if you can find 30 things to count outside-stones? Leaves? Flowers?


Finding a half of something. Look at all the real life pictures on the powerpoint of things that have been halved.

Spanish Words Meaning "Half"

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.

Halves Powerpoint    

Halves Powerpoint as a pdf


Tuesday 21st April


Cute Cartoon Flowers On Flower Pot Stock Vector (Royalty Free ...

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.


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?Black And White Flower png download - 1331*1358 - Free Transparent ...

Pick a weed, such as a daisy and investigate. Try a buttercup or any other flowers you have in your garden.


Monday 20th April


You will need the numbers 0-10 for this activity and items to count with-counters, 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)


Click on the link below and find Week 1 Lesson 1-Make 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.

Make Equal Parts


Friday 17th April

A Fun Friday French song for numbers to 20.


Missing numbers

Set out number 0-20 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


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


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.

One More One Less


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 12-4=8 and 12-8=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)


Recognise the written names of the numbers and match them to the amounts.   Play the Powerpoint game below.    

Guess my Word Game

You could make flashcards to play your own pairs/matching game.


Use your Hundred square to help you answer the questions on the Peter Rabbit Powerpoint below.

Addition and Subtraction

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…….

70-20=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 objects-shells, 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 2-use 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?

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