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Year 1 - AdditionMake your own tens frames or print some off the internet and use counters, or anything you can find to use instead of counters (raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc…..). Choose 2 numbers 1-digit numbers to add together , e.g. 7 + 5. On your tens frame set out 7 on one thing, e.g. raisins and then add another 5 of something else e.g. cereal pieces. Have you filled a tens frame? How many are in the next tens frame? What is your answer? Try this adding different numbers. You can also draw them out. Link to video on using tens frames to add (2nd activity on video)
Year 1 - Addition FactsChoose 5 addition facts from the grid on the next page to practise each day. Start by practising the green and blue facts first. Spend 5 minutes each day practising your number bonds to 10 and to 20. Link to a website for practising your numberbonds:
Year 1 - Fractions of AmountsUse some raisins, grapes, cereal pieces to help you find 1/2 , 1/4 and 1/3 of a set of objects. Use your teddies to help you. If your finding 1/2 - share them between 2 of your teddies, 1/4 – share them between 4 of your teddies and 1/3 – share them between 3 of your teddies. Once you have done this, ask your grown up to draw some bar models (Split a rectangle 2 to work out 1/2 , 3 to work out 1/3 and 4 to work out 1/4 Link to video for finding fractions of amounts using the bar model:
Year 1 - Fractions of ShapesFind things you can cut into halves and quarters, e.g a pizza, a cake, an apple. Ask your grown up to draw some circles on a page. Can you split them into halves and quarters? Link to video on fractions of shapes:
Year 1 - Maths GamesChoose a maths game to play each day. Have a go at inventing your own maths game. Link to a blog on maths games:
Year 1 - Number Bonds to 10Practise your number bonds to 10 by playing the ‘Total of 10’ card game Can you think of any new rules for playing this game? Link to the ‘Total of 10’ card game:
Year 1 - Represent Different NumbersMake your own tens frames or print some off the internet and use counters, or anything you can find to use instead of counters (raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc…..) Start by using one tens frame to make numbers up to 10, then use a second tens frame to show numbers up to 20. You can also draw them out. Link to video on using tens frames and counters to make numbers (see 2nd activity)
Year 1 - SubtractionUse your tens frames and counters from the addition activity to practise subtracting. Make the first number using the tens frame and subtract the number of counters/ pieces to work out how many you now have. Try it with different numbers. Watch the 3rd activity on the video:
Year 1 - Time to O’clock and Half PastAsk your grown up to draw a number line from 1-12 and cut out an arrow (this will be your hour hand). Each number represents an hour on the clock, so if the arrow points to 1 it is showing 1 o’clock. Position your arrow on different numbers and read out the time. Then put your arrow half way between 2 numbers. This represents half past, so if your arrow is half way between 2 and 3, it is half past 3. Next draw a round clock and do the same with just one hand. Once you are happy telling the time with one hand, you can make a 2nd longer hand. This is your minute hand. Where should it point for o’clock? Where should it point for half past? Link to video on telling the time to o’clock and half past:
Year 2 - 10 More and 10 Less (link to video on adding 10)Make your own tens and ones using straws, tooth pics, pencils (or anything else you can think of which you can make into bundles of ten). Make your own tens and ones baseboard and practise adding and subtracting 10 from your number
Year 2 - Column Addition of 2 Digit NumbersMake your own tens and ones using straws, tooth pics, pencils (or anything else you can think of which you can make into bundles of ten). Use them to have a go at adding 2 2-digit numbers and to understand what happens when your 2 digits add to 10 or more. Link to column addition of 2-digit numbers video:
Year 2 - Column Subtraction of 2 Digit NumberMake your own tens and ones using straws, tooth pics, pencils (or anything else you can think of which you can make into bundles of ten). Use them to have a go at subtracting 2 2-digit numbers and to understand what happens when your 2 digits add to 10 or more. Link to column subtraction of 2-digit numbers video:
Year 2 - Division As Grouping & SharingFind things around the house you can use to practise division as sharing and division of grouping. You could use raisins, grapes, lego bricks etc… Link to video on division as grouping and sharing:
Year 2 - Equivalent FractionsFind different things you can use to prove that a half is equal to 2 quarters. Cut a pizza/cake, share raisins, grapes, lego out into halves and quarters. Link to video on fractions equal to a half:
Year 2 - Fractions of AmountsFind some things you can use to share out, to practise finding fractions of amounts. E.g. raisins, grapes, sweets etc…. Share them out between 2 teddies to find 1/2 and then between 4 teddies to find 1/4 of them. Draw a bar model split into 2 to find halves and into 4 to find quarters. Link to video on fractions of amounts:
Year 2 - Maths GamesChoose a maths game to play each day. Have a go at inventing your own maths game. Link to a blog on maths games:
Year 2 - Number FactsChoose 5 addition facts from the grid on the next page to practise each day. Spend 10 minutes each day practising your number bonds, doubling & halving and times tables. Link to a website for practising:
Year 2 - Place ValuePlay the ‘Guess my Number’ place value game. Make 2 sets of 2-digit Link to ‘Guess my Number’ video:
BBC Bitesize - online learningFrom 20 April, you’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
BBC Bitesize - online learningPlan your week of homeschooling Bitesize has 150 new lessons every week to keep you on track with your learning. You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.
BBC Bitesize - online learningPick your year and start homeschooling Bitesize Daily Lessons launches on Monday 20 April. Come back on Monday to start your lessons.