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Monday 27th April 2020 - Yup, it is Monday again! 

Today is about making equal groups - there is a sheet attached below to complete. 

The sheet does not need to be printed off, it can be done verbally with an adult until the last question. 

Question 5 states: find objects around your classroom - obviously that is impossible, so your home is now their classroom. You can use lego pieces, counters, stones, sticks, leaves, pasta - any loose parts to make the equal groups. You could take photos of their equal groupings and email that to me. 


Tuesday 28th April 2020

Do the flashback 4 & True/False questions

Let's get active again - I have attached some active station cards - you can use these in several ways - if you have a printer, you can print them off and cut them up - place them around the house or garden - your child must run to them and then do the action whilst counting in either 2s, 5s or 10s or all three if they like! If you don't have a printer you can just call them out to your child i.e. bunny hops in 10s, squats in 2s etc. 

Then complete the sheet, the sheet today leads up to our active maths session tomorrow. Where it says use counters to show the equal groups - you can use any loose parts (as mentioned in Monday's lesson). It is important that your child makes the groups as they need to visualise the groupings. 


Wednesday 29th April

Active Maths day.

You will need the repeated additions from below and some loose parts - according to Blake cereal works well, although he likes to eat his groupings!!  

Write out or print out the repeated additions on the sheet below, cut them up and hide them around the house/garden. Your child must run and find them, make them and then count them in their groups.

Example: they find 2+2+2+2+2+2 = they must make 6 equal groups of 2 and then count n 2s - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

I hope that makes sense. 


Thursday 30th April 

Making Arrays - arrays are an arrangement of objects, pictures, or numbers in columns and rows which lead up to your child being able to their multiplications. Please follow what is planned as this is building up your child's mastery of maths and giving them an in depth understanding of what maths is. They need to be able to represent their maths in many different ways and be able to discuss what they are doing. It is not as straightforward as just learning your times tables at this point, whether you feel you child is ready or not. 

1. Flashback 4 and True & False

2. Do the arrays sheet

3. Do some practical arrays - see pic below

 I did it with Lego but your child could do it with other things - the important part is moving on to how we are recording it - using the term lots of. Please note that these are commutative (can be done in any order) so if they write 12 lots of 1 they can also write 1 lot of 12. Both are right. 

riday 1st March


LO: We are measuring volume using non-standard units.


Today’s activity is a practical measuring one.  You will need a small plastic cup (or empty yoghurt pot or similar) and some bigger kitchen containers such as measuring bowls, jugs and pans. 

Over the sink or bath, ask your child to fill their small cup.  Ask them how many cups of water they think will be needed to fill one of the other containers.  Check by pouring in cups of water, counting together.  If you would like, you or your child could record the answer in a table.  Repeat for several containers to find out which held the most cups of water and which held the least. 

As you are working, ask your child to consider:

  • Is it important to use the same small cup each time?
  • How many cups would be needed if you were only allowed to fill the cup half full each time?
  • Do you always need an exact number of cups of water to fill each container? How could you describe just putting in a bit of the cup? (a quarter of a cup, half a cup)
  • If we had 2 of this container, how many cups of water would we need?