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This week we will be subtracting (taking away) objects. First practise writing all your numbers up to 20 by making your own number cards. Cut them out, mix them up and use them for this subtraction activity:

Turn over a number card. Find that number of objects (you could have a hunt in the garden and collect leaves / twigs / stones to use). Then roll a dice and take that number away. Are you left with more or less?

Extension: Can you write what you have done as a number sentence?

(Watch out! Sometimes you may not have enough objects to be able to take away! E.g. If my starting number card is 4 and I roll a 6, I cannot take 6 away from only 4.)

Practise crossing out pictures to find the answer to these subtraction questions in the activity sheet below.

Reception Subtraction Activity Sheet

Year 1

This week we will be learning about doubles. Double is when we have 2 groups with exactly the same number in each group. (Have a look at the witch doubling in 'Frooby the Dragon' PowerPoint below.


Activity: Can you roll a dice and double that number? Use counters, lego bricks, or even pieces of pasta to show two equal groups and find the double. If you are really confident, roll two dice, add the total number of spots and then double that!

e.g. 3 + 4 = 7.... so...






Double 7 is 14.


Here is an activity sheet to help you practise.

Year 2

Remember to have a look at the Year 2 Maths page for your learning activities this week.


Year 3

Remember if you usually go to a mainstream class for maths it is a good idea to also look at their maths activities for this week.


This week we will be counting in 8s, multiplying and dividing by 8.

Keep practising counting in 4s, at least up to 48. Then try counting in 8s. Practise by singing along to the Counting in 8s clip below.


Activity: List all the numbers you say when you count in 4s (up to 48) and then try writing all the numbers when you count in 8s. Can you spot a pattern???


Now try: making and drawing groups of 8 to find the total and talking about them. It is very important that you do this practically first and that you can talk about what you have done. Use these sentence stems to help you:

I have ______ groups of 8

8 + 8 + 8…….. = _________ (add the number of groups you have made)

I have __________ (objects) altogether

8 multiplied by ______ = _______

8 x ______ = ______


Now divide these numbers into 8 groups by using real objects or drawing objects in groups:


             16            40              32             54


Again, it is very important that you can talk about the groups you have made. Use these sentence stems to help:


I have ________ objects

I have made ________ groups

There are __________ in each group

_______ divided into 8 groups = _______ in each group

______    8 = ______



If you are feeling confident, have a go at the activities below!


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