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Welcome back everyone!

This half term you will find maths ideas here for each day of the week. 

You will need to scroll down the page to find them and Monday-Friday will now be posted for the whole week in one go!

Don't forget to record some of what you do on tapestry!

Monday 1st June

This week in maths we are going to think about pattern.

What do you think a pattern is?

What do patterns look like?

How do you know if something is a pattern?


Go for a pattern walk around your home and see what patterns you can find.

You might see patterns on clothing, curtains and carpets.


Draw a picture of the patterns you find and describe them to someone at home.

Colour them in to look like the patterns you have found.



Tuesday 2nd June

Today, we are going to explore repeating patterns.

Do you know what a repeating pattern is?

A repeating pattern is where something happens again and again, over and over so that you can predict what will come next.  Some repeating patterns are easy and some are more difficult.

Try these.......


Can you copy these patterns?

1. red, blue, red, blue, red, blue, red, blue, red, blue.  (Draw these colours as spots in a line.)

2. Triangle, circle, triangle, circle, triangle, circle, triangle circle. (Draw them in a line.)

3. 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2. (Write them down.)


Can you continue the patterns that I have started below by drawing them?

1. green, yellow, green.................

2. square, rectangle, square.............

3. 4,3,4....................................................


Can you ask someone at home to make up some more patterns for you to try?



Wednesday 3rd June

Today we are going to continue to explore repeating patterns.

First, click on the link below where you can practise making repeating shape patterns.


I hope you had fun making shape patterns!

Now lets see if you can make some patterns using objects from around your home!

You will need to collect objects that you have more than 1 of e.g. stones, shells, bricks etc.


Lets try and make a more complex pattern!

For example, if you collected stones and shells you could make this pattern......

shell, shell, stone, stone, shell, shell, stone, stone, shell, shell, stone, stone etc.

If you collected bricks and stones you could try.....

brick, brick, brick, stone, brick, brick, brick, stone,brick, brick, brick, stone,brick, brick, brick, stone!


See how many different complex patterns you can make.

To check they are right, point to the objects in a line and say their name out loud to help you hear the pattern.

Thursday 4th June

Today we are going to practise repeating patterns in a physical way so we will get our bodies busy!


First lets see if you can try to copy and continue these patterns.....

1. Clap, clap, nod, clap, clap, nod........keep going!

2. Jump, star jump, jump, star jump........keep going!

3. Hop, hop, skip, hop, hop, skip.......keep going!

4. Touch your elbows, touch your toes, touch your elbows, touch your toes.....keep going!

5. Stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down......keep going!

6. Wave, wave, point, point, wave, wave, point, point........keep going!

7. Twist your arms, stretch up high, twist your arms, stretch up high....keep going!


Can you think of any more?


Have a little rest and listen to and join in with a pattern song......

Just click on the link below

The Patterns Practice Song | Math Songs | Scratch Garden

Friday 5th June

Today is your Friday challenge.


You have been learning about repeating patterns all week and today your challenge is to create  your own repeating patterns.


First, you need to draw 5 Very Hungry Caterpillars.  See if you can make them look like the Hungry Caterpillar at the beginning of the story that Mr Youngs has asked you to look at this week.

Each caterpillar needs to have 10 body parts and a head.

Now decide whether you will use coloured pencils or paint to create the patterns.

Each of your 5 patterns should be different.

Try starting with an easy pattern and 2 colours and then try a more complex pattern, maybe using 3 colours!


Remember to say the colours you use out loud so that you can check you have used a repeating pattern!


Good luck and remember to upload your challenge to tapestry!

See you next week

Mrs Wesson

Friday 22nd May

Welcome to your Friday maths challenge!

Just to make you aware that there will not be activities here next week as it is half term.


Your maths challenge today is to go around the house and see if you can accurately use height language in a full sentence.  

For example 'the washing machine is taller than the washing basket.'

'My teddy is shorter than my bed.'

Try to make at least 10 comparisons.


Finally try to pick 3 of the items that you found and using a sentence which object is the shortest, medium height and tallest.


Can you draw 3 animals and compare their height?

Which one is the tallest, medium height and shortest?


Don't forget to upload to tapestry and have a good half term!


Mrs Wesson


Thursday 21st May

Good morning everyone and I hope you got to enjoy the sunshine yesterday!


Today we are going to get physical when learning about height.

See if you can do the following -


1.How high can you jump?  Get someone to measure the point you can jump up to.  Can you try again and again and each time see if you can jump higher and higher!  Legs together, bend your knees, swing your arms and jump!

2. Find something that you can safely throw into the air - perhaps a ball or a beanbag.  Stand in a space and see how high, straight up into the air you can throw it?  Try several times to see if you can get it higher each time.

3. This time, see if you can crouch down really low to the ground and make yourself really short!


Now you might like to try a height game called 'let's compare animals' on topmarks. 

Follow the link below.


Have a good day and don't forget to upload to tapestry!


Mrs Wesson

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning everyone!


Today we are going to compare height using drawings.


First I would like you to look at or think about the height of everyone in your family.  You can include people that do not live with you.  If they are with you, stand next to them and talk to them about whether you think you are taller or shorter than them.  Who is the tallest, medium sized and shortest person in your family?


Now have a go at drawing each of them in any order, making sure you accurately draw their height in comparison to each other.


Now cut around each of the individual pictures you have drawn and order them from the shortest to the tallest by laying them on another piece of paper.  Stick your pictures onto the piece of paper in order of height and write a label for the shortest, medium sized and tallest person in your family.


Put your picture somewhere special so that your family are all standing up. 

Do you think the heights of the people in your family might change?


Don't forget to upload to tapestry!

Have a lovely day


Mrs Wesson

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning everyone and I hope you enjoyed yesterday's maths activities?


Today we are going to measure ourselves using our hands.

You will need someone to help to measure how tall you are.

You could stand against an outside wall and chalk how tall you are on the wall, or someone could draw around you lying on the ground or if you have a roll of paper they could draw around you.


When the person helping you has marked how tall you are, I want you to carefully measure your height with your hands.

You need to start at the ground where your feet were and keep going until you reach the top of your head.  Spread your fingers out wide - a handspan, and use all the space from your feet to the top of your head, each time placing one hand carefully next to the other so that they touch but not overlap.

Write down how many handspans you used.


Now see if you can measure other items around your home.

Try to find 5, that you measure in handspans, that are taller than you and 5 that are shorter.


Each time write down how many handspans you use.


What was the tallest item?

What was the shortest item?


Have fun and I can't wait to see what you put on tapestry!


Mrs Wesson

Monday 18th May

Good morning everyone and I hope you had a lovely weekend!?

This week in maths we are going to explore 'height.'

Height is when we measure how far something reaches to, from the ground upwards.

In reception we use non-standard measures.  These are things like our hands, bricks or even socks!

You can use anything to measure with as long as it is the same size each time you use it.

For example if you use your hands keep your fingers together each time OR spread your fingers each time.  If you use socks, make sure you use just the ones that fit your feet etc.


Today I would like you to find 5 of your favourite toys.  Try to pick some that are short and some that are tall and some in between.  Now decide what you are going to measure them with.  If you have building bricks that are all the same size, they would be the easiest to use.  If you don't, and use hands , socks or something else that doesn't stack, then although we measure height from the ground upwards, you may need to lie your toys down to measure their height.


When you measure them take care to start exactly at the beginning of the toy and finish at the top.  If what you are measuring with doesn't fit exactly, then round it up to the next number e.g. 3.5 socks can be 4 socks.  Don't use halves.

Each time you measure a toy, write down how many of what you are using to measure with, so that you don't forget.  When you have measured them all use the sentence stem

'The (toy name) measured (number) (Socks/bricks etc)'


Then try to place them in order of height starting with the shortest.

Can you say a sentence about each toy?

For example - the mouse is the shortest, the giraffe is the tallest and the robot is medium sized.

Or the robot is taller than the mouse and shorter than the giraffe.  


Have fun and don't forget to show me what you have done on tapestry!


Mrs Wesson

Friday 15th May

Welcome back to your Friday maths challenge!


Today I want you to see if you can remember which number comes before and after another number in the fastest possible time!


Try the questions below and time yourself using a stopwatch on a phone or kitchen timer.

Ready, steady, go.....


1.What number comes after 0?

2. What number comes after 9?

3. What number comes after 4?

4. What number comes after 7? 

5. What number comes after 2?

6. What number comes after 1?

7. What number comes before 7?

8. What number comes before 8?

9. What number comes before 15?

10. What number comes before 4?

11. What number comes before 20?

12. What number comes before 2?

13. What number comes after 6?

14. What number comes before 1?

15. What number comes after 17?

16. What number comes before 12?

17. What number comes after 12?

18. What number comes before 17?

19. What number comes after 13?

20. What number comes before 11?


How fast did you do it?  How many did you get right?

Now try again and see if you can get quicker?

Can you try again and see if you can get even faster?


Now see if you can write numbers from 0-20 (or 0-100 if you want a challenge) without any help.  Get an adult to check and correct any that you got wrong.

Now try again!

If you get stuck, you could make a number line with the numbers you made earlier in the week and look at them to help you!


Don't forget to put what you did on tapestry.

Have a good weekend and see you on Monday!


Mrs Wesson



Thursday 14th May

Good morning everyone and I hope you are all safe and well!

Today we are going to try an online game called 'Whack a Mole.'

Just click on the link below.


It's a really fun game where you can practise recognising numbers and placing them in order forwards and backwards to whatever and from whatever number you choose.

You have to be quick!


I suggest starting with 1 and select forwards in steps of 1 first and if you get really good at it start with 20 and select the backwards option to count back to 1.


If you want a challenge try counting in 2's or 5's from 1 (forwards) up to 100!


Have a good day and see you tomorrow.


Mrs Wesson

Wednesday 13th May

Welcome back to Wednesday's maths session.


Today we are going to practise recognising numbers in the correct order.

First you need to find the numbers you made on Monday.  (If you didn't make them on Monday, scroll down to the instructions for Monday 11th May to see what to do.)

Now ask someone to hide the numbers around your house.

When they have hidden them you can go on a number hunt!

You need to find all of the numbers, but you are only allowed to pick them up in the right order!

If you find a number in the wrong order, put it back and remember where it is when you need it!

Happy hunting!


When you have found all of the numbers in the right order lay them on the floor in order so you can see them and try to answer the questions below as quickly as you can......


1. What number comes after 6?

2.What number comes before 10?

3.What number comes after 15?

4.What number comes before 1?

5.What number comes after 19?


Now see if an adult can make up some more questions to answer quickly.

Keep practising and you will get faster at remembering!


Have a good day, I look forward to seeing what you do on tapestry.


Mrs Wesson

Tuesday 11th May

Good morning everyone!

Today, I would like you to click the link below which will take you to a game on topmarks called 'caterpillar ordering.'  When you begin you can choose whether to order or sequence numbers.  I would start with ordering and you can choose forwards or backwards.  I would select forwards first and see how you go.  Have a try at going backwards! 

Aim for numbers 1-20, but if this is too easy, there is an option to choose numbers to 100 or equally to 10 if to 20 is too difficult.  Try the sequencing option next and select 'simple sequences' counting in ones.  If you want to challenge yourself try counting in two's.


It's a really good game for helping you to recall numbers and the correct order/sequence.


Have fun and tomorrow you will need the numbers you made on Monday!


See you tomorrow


Mrs Wesson

Monday 11th May

Good morning and I hope you enjoyed the weekend!


This week in maths we are going to practise recognising numbers and placing then in the correct order.  When you go to year 1, it's important that you recognise all numbers 0-20 and can can place the numbers in order as well as say what comes before and after a given number. 

Some of you are very good at this already so can practise with numbers 0-100!

(If your child finds 0-20 too difficult, try with numbers 0-10 first and when they are confident, move on to numbers 0-20.)


Today, let's start by writing down all numbers from 0-20 on a piece of paper or card (0-100 if you want to challenge yourself.)  Make sure you leave space between each number so that you can then cut around each number.  Once you've cut them up lay each number face down so that you can't see it and muddle them all up.  Turn them over and now see if you can say the name of each one as you turn them over and place them in the correct order 0-20 (or 0-100) without help.  Then ask an adult to check to see if you have placed them in the correct order?  Don't worry if you haven't, we'll practise all week.  Order them correctly if they aren't already.  You have made a number line!


Now let's see if you can quickly answer the following either in your head or using the number line - 


What number comes after 7?

What number comes before 11?

What number comes after 13?


See if you can complete more questions and answers with an adult!


See you tomorrow and don't forget to upload what you do on tapestry!


Mrs Wesson


Thursday 7th May

Good morning everyone and welcome to the last session of maths for this week as it is a bank holiday tomorrow!

Today we are going to start by clicking the link below to BBC bitesize that will help you to recall the 3D shape names and properties!  Watch the video, play the game, take the quiz!

Now try the 3D shape homework on 'My Maths' that has been assigned to you.

Login to 'my maths,' geometry, properties of shapes, Y1 introducing 3D shapes and click on 'online homework.'


Can you guess which shapes I am thinking of?

My first shape has no edges or vertices and 1 face?

This time the 3D shape has 12 edges, 8 vertices, and 6 faces?

Last one, this time my shape has 1 edge, 1 vertex and 2 faces?


Have fun and I'll see you back here on Monday when we will work on number recognition and order.


Mrs Wesson

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning everyone and I hope you enjoyed the 3D shape hunt yesterday!


Today we're going to start off with a 3D shape song and rhyme to help you remember some facts about 3D shapes.

Just click on the links below.

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

3D shape rhyme

I hope you enjoyed the song and rhyme!

Now I want you to collect together the 3D shapes that you found around your house yesterday and see if you can build or stick them together to make a 3D monster!

You may need to find some extra 3D shapes from the recycling bin.

Can you use a cube, cuboid, sphere and a cone?

What other 3D shapes can you find and use?

Can you describe the shape?

How many faces, edges and vertices does it have?

Can you give the monster a face?


Take a photo of your monster and upload it to tapestry!

Have fun


Mrs Wesson

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning everyone and I hope you had fun yesterday remembering all of the 3D shape names and their properties? 


Can you remember which part of a shape is the edge?  How about the face?  What are vertices?


Today we are going to use the 3D shape identification mat below to go on a shape hunt around your home.  You can look anywhere for 3D shapes - in your toybox, recycling bin or your kitchen.


Can you find a cylinder?  How do you know?  Start your sentence with 'I know it is a cylinder because.......'  (Remember to use your special words - face, edge and vertices.)


How many spheres can you find?


Can you find a cube?  How do you know?


How many cuboids can you find?


Can you find any other 3D shapes? Cones, square based pyramids, triangular prisms?


When you have found them, take a photo of them and upload it to tapestry.

Keep all of the shapes you find together ready for tomorrows activity!


See you tomorrow.


Mrs Wesson

3D shapes

Monday 4th May

Good morning everyone and I hope you had a lovely weekend?


This week in maths we are going to practise remembering the names and properties of 3D shapes.

The last time we looked at 3D shapes was a little while ago but you might remember some of their names.

Remember 3D shapes are fat not flat like 2D shapes!

Properties of shapes are the characters and qualities that they have.

We have learnt the names of some properties - faces, edges and vertices.


Today, I would like you to explore 3D shapes using 'My maths.'

You were all given a letter with a login to this before school closed so that you can access it online.


First, search for 'My Maths' online and login.

When you have logged in, I would like you to select 'Geometry' from the left hand side.

Then select 'Properties of shapes' and 'Year 1 - introducing 3D shapes'

Finally click on the lesson and work through the slides 1-10.


See if you can remember the names of the 3D shapes and what their properties are.


Have a good day!


Mrs Wesson

Friday 1st May

Hi everyone, today is the start of a new month called May!

I hope you are ready for your Friday halving challenge?


Today we are going to have a picnic with our favourite toy.  

First choose your favourite toy, see if you can find a picnic rug and 2 plates.

You will also need either the salt dough sweets that you made on Monday, or some pretend or real food!  You are going to halve the amount of food we start with between you and your favourite toy on your plates.


Your challenge is to see if you can say what half of a number is as quickly as you can.

You might remember what half of some numbers are, but if you are not sure, then you can use the food on two plates to help you.

If you can remember what half of a number is then check and prove it with the food you found.


The adult that is working with you needs to read out the number sentences below one by one and I want you to time, perhaps on a stopwatch on your phone or with a cooking timer, how long it takes you to complete all of the questions.


Are you ready? Steady, go!


What is half of 10?

What is half of 0?

What is half of 8?

What is half of 6?

What is half of 4?

What is half of 2?

What is half of 12?

What is half of 20?

What is half of 14?

What is half of 18?

What is half of 16?


Well done, how long did it take?


Now I want you to try again and see if you can do it even faster!

Ready, steady, go!


Did you get faster?

Do you think you could do it one more time and make this attempt the fastest yet?


Ready, steady, go!


What was your fastest time?


Well done everyone.

Enjoy the weekend and next week in maths we will be exploring 3D shapes.


Mrs Wesson

Thursday 30th April

Welcome back to the last day of April!  

I hope you're all well and ready for another chance to practise how to halve.


Today we are going to start with some halving problems.

See if you can work out how to separate the number of objects equally into two parts in each of the following.  You can use objects if you need to.


1. You make 6 cupcakes and eat half of them! How many did you eat?  How many did you have left?      Can you draw a picture of how many many cupcakes you started with and cross out the ones you ate.  Write down how many there are left next to the cakes.


2. There are 12 children in Mrs Wesson's class.  Half of the children are girls.  How many girls are there?  How many boys are there?  Write down your answer, then use some counters to check to see if you are right.


3. If there are 16 cars in the school car park and half of them drive away at lunchtime.  How many cars are left?  If you have some toy cars you could use them to find out.  That means that half of 16 is?


4. Draw 8 bottles of water sitting in the classroom.  Colour half of them in green and the other half red.  How many green bottles do you have?  How many red bottles are there?  That means that half of 8 is?


5. Miss Walker's class find 10 large sticks in the wildlife area.  They use half to build a den.  How many sticks do they use?  How many are left?  If you have sticks in your garden you could use these to find out.  That means half of 10 is?


6. Mr Youngs gets 18 hoola hoops ready for P.E.  He only uses half of them.  How many did he use?  How many didn't he use?  That means half of 18 is?


I hope you have a good day and if you get the chance, you could practise halving when you are playing with your toys - halving the bricks you use when you build a tower, halving the number of books you have, halving your dolls or trains.  You could even make a butterfly and paint spots on one side and fold it in half to print.  Count how many spots altogether and half of that will be the number of spots you started with!


I look forward to seeing your halving attempts on tapestry.


Mrs Wesson

Wednesday 29th April

Welcome back to the maths home learning page. 

I hope you enjoyed yesterdays activity?

We are going to continue to practise to halve again today by playing a game.


First you will need to write numbers 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,and 20 on a piece of paper.

(It's easier to halve using even numbers!)

Make sure you write them apart from each other so that you can then cut out each number.

Once you have cut out each number, turn each one upside down.

Now draw 2 large circles, one on one piece of paper and one on another.

(You could use hoola hoops if you have 2!)

Now collect 20 small toys or objects from around your house.


You're ready to start!


Turn one number over at a time and see if you can recognise it and say its name.

Now find that number of objects from the collection you gathered earlier.

Can you halve the number of objects (share them equally) between the 2 circles/hoops?

Now it's the next persons turn.

Take it in turns until you have tried all of the numbers.

Don't forget to say out loud what half of the number you started with is!


Hope you have a fun day and I look forward to seeing what you have done on tapestry!


Mrs Wesson


Tuesday 28th April

Good morning everyone, are you ready for another chance to practise halving?


Today we are going to practise how to halve using the ladybird you made last week.  If you didn't make one last week look below at Monday 20th April for how to do this.  If you don't want to make one you could draw one just like the on the picture.  (Make sure it's big!)  You will also need 21 counters.  You can either make some or use 1p coins or something else of a similar size.


This time I am going to give you a number and you will need to halve the number by sharing the counters between the two halves of the ladybird.

When you have done it you need to practise saying ....

'half of '(number) is (number.)'


Here we go.....

What is half of 2?

What is half of 8?

What is half of 6?

What is half of 4?

What is half of 10?

What is half of 14?

What is half of 12?

What is half of 16?

What is half of 20

What is half of 18?


Challenge - 

What is half of 0?

What is half of 15?

What is half of 19?


Try it again and this time write down the sentence 'half of ____ is ____.'

This will help you to practise writing your numbers correctly.


Can you remember any halves of numbers without using the counters on the ladybird?


When you eat food today, for example if you have an orange or a banana as a snack can you halve it?


Don't forget to record what you do on tapestry!


Have a good day and see you tomorrow!


Mrs Wesson

Monday 27th April

Good morning everyone and I hope you had a lovely weekend!


Last week we practised getting good at doubling where you had to add the same two numbers together.

This week we are going to practise the opposite which is called 'halving' where you have to take half of the quantity away.


We are going to start by watching a song all about halves which will help you understand what half of something is.  Just click the link below.


Next, if you have the ingredients, we are going to start by making some salt dough so that we can make pretend sweets to practise halving with!


This is what you will need - 


  • 1 cupful of plain flour (about 250g)
  • half a cupful of table salt (about 125g)
  • half a cupful of water (about 125ml)


And this is how to make it - 


1.Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the water and stir until it comes together into a ball.

2.Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and halve it

( a piece for you and a piece for someone who is helping you.)


3. Can you make 21 of your favourite sweets from it?



Time to practise halving!  If you didn't have the ingredients you need, you could use sweets you have at home or pretend some of your toys are sweets or you may have buttons or stones?


I want you to imagine that you and a friend have just been to the sweet shop and have just got home.  Time to halve your sweets so that you both get some.


Can you find 2 sweets?  Can you halve them between you and your friend?  How many do you have now?

Can you say it out loud using the sentence stem 'I have ......sweets now, so half of 2 is......

(You should have 1 each because half of 2 is 1.)


Now try the same with  4 sweets, 6 sweets, 8 sweets, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 sweets.

Remember to say the sentence afterwards each time.


Perhaps you could try writing the number down to show how many sweets you have to help you practise writing numbers from 0-20.


Challenge -

Now try starting with 9 sweets.  Can you halve them?

How about 21 sweets?


If you made salt dough sweets, its a good idea to place them in the oven once you have finished counting with them on a very low heat about 100 degrees C for about 3 hours. This will cook them throughout and when they are cooled they will keep for another day.  If you have paint at home, once they are cool, you could paint them with your favourite colours!


Have fun and see you tomorrow.  I look forward to seeing your sweets on tapestry!


Mrs Wesson






Friday 24th April

Good morning everyone, are you ready for your Friday doubling challenge?

First I'd like you to click on the link below which will take you to a 'maths fishing' game from the topmarks site.  When you click on the link select play then start game, play, new game and the first option 'recall and use doubles to 10 (Y1) and play.  The fishing game will allow  you to catch fish and help you to recall doubles as well as being good fun!


When you've finished playing the game see if you can mentally recall the following doubles and say the answer out loud without checking first!  It's going to be tricky for some of you!  


What is double 5?

What is double 4?

What is double 6?

What is double 1?

What is double 0?

What is double 2?

What is double 9?

What is double 3?

What is double 8?

What is double 7? 

What is double 10?


If you find it easy try using doubles to 50!

If you find it hard, use toys, counters, or the ladybird you made on Monday to work out the answer.

You might like to try it a few times and each time, see if you can time how quickly you complete the answers!


Can you get quicker each time?

What is the fastest time you can do it in?


Have fun and I'll see you on Monday.


Mrs Wesson


(Next week one of the activities will involve making salt dough if you have the ingredients - you only need plain flour and salt, but I know flour is a little tricky to get hold of right now so there will be an alternative if you haven't got any and you won't need much!)

Thursday 23rd April

Welcome back and I hope you enjoyed the doubling problem solving day yesterday?


Today we are going to practise making doubles using dominoes.

You may have a set of dominoes at home that you can use, but if not, then you can have a go at making yourself  a set.

Follow the link below to find out how to make them.

It shows you how to make them from cardboard, but you could use paper or card depending on what you have at home.


Once you have them ready, turn them all over so that you can't see them.

Take it in turns to turn them over one at a time.

You can only join them together if they are a double.

When you place them together see if you can remember what double a number is and say it in a sentence to the person you are playing with e.g.'double 4 is 8' and check you are right by counting. 

If you are not sure then count them!

If you turn over a domino that isn't a double of the last number, then place it back face down and miss a turn.


Challenge - How many doubles can you remember without counting?

                - Can you use up all the dominoes?


Have fun and don't forget to post on tapestry!


See you tomorrow


Mrs Wesson



Wednesday 22nd April

Welcome back everyone.


Are you ready for some more doubling practise?


Start today by joining in with the doubling song from Monday.


Now lets use the ladybird that you made on Monday to see if you can recall or work out the following doubles........


What is double 4?

Double 2?

Double 5?

Double 7?

Double 8?


See if you can answer out loud using the sentence stem 'I think double 4 is..........'


If you can't remember, use the ladybird and your counters to find out.


Now try and solve the following doubles problems.....


1. Can you go around your home and find 9 toys?  If you go and find 9 more how many will you have?         Can you record it as an addition number sentence?

2. Draw 7 caterpillars on a leaf.  Double the amount.  How many are there now?

3. Mrs Wesson has 5 cornflakes for her breakfast.  If she had 5 more how many would there be?

4. Mr Youngs found 6 footballs in his shed.  Can you draw them?  If he doubled them, how many would he have?

5. Can you find 4 spoons from the kitchen?  Now double them.  How many do you have?

6. Miss Walker walked up 8 stairs.  Can you draw them?  If you double them how many will there be?

7. Mrs Hodson sent 3 children to wash their hands ready for lunchtime.  If you double them how many     do you have?

8. Can you find 10 socks from your sock draw? Now see if you can double them.  How many are there?

9. If 2 aliens came to your house to visit and then 2 more, how many will there be?

10. Ready for a challenge?  15 children walked to school (draw them.) Can you double the number and record it as a number sentence?


Well done and keep doubling!

Have a good day and don't forget to upload what you do on tapestry!


Mrs Wesson



Tuesday 21st April

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed yesterdays doubling session, it looks like some of you had great fun making your ladybirds.

Today, we are going to continue to practise learning about doubling.


First, practise the doubling song below from yesterday.


Now click on the doubling powerpoint link and practise recalling doubles.


I've added some practise ladybird doubling sheets for you to try.  If you have a printer, you could print them off and draw and write on them. 

If not you could use your ladybird that you made yesterday and record the answers as a number addition sentence in your homework book.

Try the doubling to 10 sheet first and see how you get on.  

Try the doubling to 20 sheet if you can.


Well done, don't forget to keep practising to see if you can remember the doubles for our Friday challenge!


See you tomorrow

Mrs Wesson

Monday 20th April

Welcome back everyone and I hope you enjoyed the Easter break as much as possible. 

Did the Easter Bunny bring you some chocolate eggs?


It looks likely that we are going to be home learning for a little longer so this week in maths we are going to try something we haven't tried before - 'doubling.' 

Doubling is when you end up with twice as much as when you started!


For today's activity we are going to make a ladybird to help us practise doubling using a piece of card from a cereal box, craft set, cardboard box or a paper plate. 

When you have found a piece of card (or draw on paper in your homework book if you can't find any) you need to draw the outline of the ladybird first (about the size of a piece of A4 paper - see the picture below)  

Next draw a head. 

Now draw a line directly down the middle so that there are 2 segments on the ladybirds back.

Next you need to make 20 (or 40 if you want to challenge yourself) small counters about the size of a 1p coin.  The counters will be the ladybirds spots.

If you you have red and black paint or pencils/crayons at home you could colour in the body of the ladybird red and the spots need to be black.  

When your ladybird and counters are complete practise with an adult or an older brother or sister placing a chosen number of counters on one side and see if you can place the same amount on the other.  You will have doubled the original number.  How many do you have now?

Use counters up to 5 first on each side, then up to 10, then up to 20 on each side if you need a challenge.

Practise verbally saying what you have done - e.g. 1 spot and 1 spot makes 2 spots, 

                                                                             2 spots and 2 spots makes 4 spots.

When you get good at this try saying - 'double 1 is 2, double 2 is 4' etc.

Try writing down the doubles you try as an addition number sentence - 



3+3=6 etc


Well done.  Keep practising and eventually you will remember what double a number is and when someone asks you what is double 2?  You will be able to answer 4!

Try singing the song below to help you recall the doubles.


Have a good day and remember to record what you do on tapestry!

See you tomorrow

Mrs Wesson

Picture 1

Addition Doubling Numbers Song ♫

Friday 3rd April

Welcome back,


It's Friday, which means it's maths challenge day and the last day of our work on capacity.

Here's your chance to show what you have learnt ......


Today, firstly collect together all of the containers that you have used this week.

Select the smallest one.


Now can you estimate (a good guess) - 

1.Which of your containers will hold the most water?

2. Which will hold the least water?

3. Which will hold the medium amount of water?


Record on a piece of paper for each of the containers you use, how many small cups of water you think it will take to fill that container to the top.


Now test it!  Carefully check and count each time you empty the smallest cup/container into a different one.

Record on paper the actual amount of cups it took to fill each one and compare the number to your estimate.


How accurate was your estimate?


Well done capacity expert!


Just a reminder that there will not be any further posts under the maths section for the next 2 weeks, but feel free to pick up a home learning pack from outside the school office if you are taking a walk. 

There is also an Easter challenge on the main EYFS 'today's learning' page - containing 10 activities to try over the Easter period.  


Have fun!


Mrs Wesson

Thursday 2nd April

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good week!


Today try going on a 'teddy bear's picnic!'


Find your teddy bears, dolls, or soft toys, as many as you want to invite and get a picnic rug or cloth to sit around.  Give each of your toys a cup or toy cup/container and ask them how much they would like to drink.  (You might have to answer for them if they are a little shy!)

Would they like their cup full, half full, a quarter full or no thank you I would like mine empty?

Don't forget to answer for them in a full sentence - 'I would like my cup/container.....'


Then fill their container to where they have asked you to fill it. 

Be careful if you're pouring with water! 

You could use a pretend drink and fill it with cubes, bricks or small objects that you used yesterday if you don't want to use water. 


I've attached  a link below to the song 'the teddy bears picnic.'  

Try learning the words and singing it with your toys whilst you are having a picnic.


Have fun, and don't forget to share your picnic on tapestry!


See you tomorrow


Mrs Wesson

Teddy Bears Picnic ~ sung by Anne Murray

Wednesday 1st April

Hello again and happy April Fools Day! 


Today in maths take a look at the EYFS potions capacity powerpoint on twinkl. 

See if you can complete the challenges and help make magic potions.

I've added a link below that you can click on to get to it easily.


Once you've completed it, find a variety of containers around your home and practise filling them so they are a quarter full, half full, full and empty. 

Instead of using water, this time use a variety of things you may have at home.  You could use toy bricks, counters, small toys of any type, or if you have some you could use sand or soil. 

It would probably be a good idea to use sand or soil outside!


How do you know if it's full, half full, a quarter full or empty? 

Can you explain why you think this is the case?


Don't forget to use your sentence stem and practise the key words 

'I think that the container is..............empty/ a quarter full, half full or full'


Have fun and enjoy  your day!


Mrs Wesson

Tuesday 31st March

Hi everyone,

I hope you had fun yesterday exploring containers with water.

Can you remember what half full, a quarter full, empty and nearly full looks like?

Your challenge today is to check your understanding and access the

'my maths' website.  You were given a letter about this before we finished school and it has your own login details.  I would like you to select the 'measurement' tab under the left hand side and scroll down on the right until you get to the 'year 1 comparing capacity' section.  Select the lesson first and try out the fun capacity games. 


You can also login to the 'online homework' section for capacity and try more capacity questions.


Have fun and don't forget to let me know how you got on on tapestry!


Just click the link below.


Mrs Wesson

Monday 30th March

Good morning everyone. 

This week in maths we are going to explore capacity

Capacity is the amount of space that something can contain.

Today, see if you can find lots of different sized containers in your home.

Use water and pour it in to see how much they can hold.

Can you fill the container so that it is full, half full, a quarter full or leave it empty?

Ask a family member to pour water into one of the containers.  Can you tell them if it is full, half full, a quarter full or empty?  Try and use a full sentence to describe it e.g. 'I think the container is......'

Which container holds the most, least and medium amount of water?

Have fun, and try not to get wet!

I look forward to seeing what you have been up to on tapestry.

Mrs Wesson