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Hello Robins! Welcome to another week of Maths. After speaking with your parents, it seems that you enjoy doing practical maths activities so I have given you some fun challenges for each day. Some of the maths is mixed with art and some will get you up on your feet around the house! I hope you enjoy and get lots done! Parents - I have a message for you below that you should have a read of. As always, send me photos of you doing your work so that I can see how well you are doing! Have a great week.

Miss Wilks x


Support for Parents

Hello lovely parents. After speaking to most of you this week, it seems that after a long 14 weeks, motivating your children has become increasingly more difficult. Hopefully, this video will give you some support in how to tackle Maths home learning and get the most out of these last few weeks. Some of the key points are mastering number bonds, times tables and having efficient methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We include these with our oral starters and Fluent in 5, so prioritise these activities. Let me know your thoughts on the video. Miss Wilks smiley

Before you begin your daily Maths lesson

Do a big stretch! Shake your fingers and get the blood to your brain flowing. You have your fluent in 5 booklet to begin your morning. Can you check your answers and correct any mistakes? If you have completed your fluent in 5 booklet I have attached a new one for each day!


Fancy a challenge? Ask someone (a grown-up or sibling) to pick any number. Answer the following questions:


  • What is one more?
  • What is one less?
  • What is ten more?
  • What is ten less?
  • Can you count on from this number in 2's?
  • What other similar questions can you think of?


Do some counting in your 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's. Follow these links to warm your brains up:

Fluent in 5 for the week


Maths Mosaics

  • Before you begin, you will need the printed sheets, something to colour with and some plain paper if you want to try the challenge!
  • Can you use your number bonds knowledge to reveal the picture hidden in the grid?
  • Work out the answer to the calculation in each square using your knowledge of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.
  • Colour in each square based on the key at the top of the sheet.
  • Have a go at the number bond mosaic and then the same with your multiplication skills! 


  • Get Arty Challenge - Can you make a picture from at least one of each of these shapes: triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon? 


Pocket Money!

Activity 1

  • Before you begin you will need a mixture of different coins. Ask a grown-up if you can borrow some.
  • Your challenge - Which coins can you use to make £2.50?
  • Write £2.50 in the middle of a piece of plain paper.
  • Write around £2.50 the different coins you could use to make this.
  • Remember to only use real coins (3p coins and 25p don't exist!).




Activity 2

  • You have £5.00 to spend, what could you buy and what is your change?
  • Use the Sheet below to buy items from our Robin Class shop.
  • Work out the total price you would pay for the items then work out the change you would be given from your £5.00.
  • Remember that you can use real coins to help you.




Household Items

Activity 1

  • How long?
  • Before you begin, you will need a ruler!
  • Can you estimate the length of items then measure them?
  • Find 10 items in your house that you can measure with a ruler
  • Estimate how long the items are (think about if you'll measure in mm, cm or m) and write it on the sheet below
  • Measure how long the items actually are. How close were you to your estimate?




Activity 2

  • Shape Hunt!
  • Which 2D and 3D shapes can you find in your house?
  • For example, you might find a mirror that is a square or a microwave that is a cuboid
  • Remember that 2D shapes are flat and 3D shapes are not
  • Find as many of these around your house as you can. Draw or write which items you find in the correct column.
  • I have attached a shape mat to help you if you need reminding of the shapes we have learnt this year
  • Challenge - can you think of their properties? How many edges, vertices or faces do some of your shapes have?





Household Items Continued

Activity 1

  • How many items do you have in your house?
  • Pick 6 items you know you have in your home (windows, doors, pens, pencils, people, etc).
  • Go round your house and complete the tally chart, showing how many of each item you have in your home.
  • Remember that when we get to 5 we have to cross the gate of the tally!
  • Challenge - could you write three facts about your data? Which item was the most common? Did you record the same number twice?


Activity 2

  • Measuring Mass!
  • Can you find and compare different weights?
  • Find at least 12 (small) different items in your house and put them into pairs.
  • Decide between the two which will be heavier and write this in the table on the sheet below.
  • With an adult or on your own, weigh the items on the scales and write the mass under the item name. Was your guess correct?
  • Write as many facts as you can about your data. Which food item was the heaviest you used? Which was the lightest? Did you guess any correct? Were there any that tricked you?


Friday fun!

  • Find the pairs, with a maths twist!
  • Before you begin, you will need a partner for this game.
  • Cut out the cards from Challenge Sheet 16. Place the answer cards (the cards with the shaded background) spread out face down on one half of your playing area. Then place the question cards (the non-shaded cards) face down on the other half of your playing area. You need to keep the questions and answers separate.
  • Take it in turns with your partner to turn over a question card, and then an answer card. If the answer matches the question, you get to keep the cards and take another go. If it does not, turn them back over, and your partner takes their turn.
  • Continue playing until all questions and answers have been matched. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
  • Well done for a fantastic week!


Want something a little more formal?

  • Here is an arithmetic paper for your child to have a go at independently