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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

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This week, from tomorrow I will be setting work on Purple Mash under the To Do list heading. 


Today I would like you to complete the activity on Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To.

This is something we have been working on in school in Number Ninjas over the past couple of weeks.

The children remember that the crocodile mouth always points to the biggest number but then we read the maths story back to make sure we understand the process e.g.


4 < 8 means 4 is less than 8

6 > 2 means 6 is greater than 2

4 = 3+ 1 means 4 is equal to 3 add 1


As always , you don't have to print the sheet - just write the numbers out in your homework book.

For those Self Isolating this week 16/11/20 I would like you to make use of the Autumn maths booklets posted below as well as any other assessment activities from last week that haven't been completed. I have posted both the Year 1 and Year 2 booklets, don't worry if you are finding the Year 2 tricky. Also remember to make use of the BBC Bitesize maths lessons and lots of practice on NumBots.


In school this week we will be doing lots of measuring in cm and mm. There is an activity below measuring snakes but if you are unable to print; measure lots of items around your home. Can you see a relationship between measuring in cm and mm? Can you order objects based on their length? Can you use language like longer / shorter? Can you find how much longer one object is? 

Speed round: How quickly can you find an object that is 10cm? This will demonstrate ability to estimate!

In the final week before the half term break we completed a series of Assessment lessons. These activities showed Mr Bayliss which areas, if any, need working on over the coming weeks until Christmas. So although these activities will need explaining and perhaps have been completed in school previously. Please recap them, I will not be sending home new maths learning to complete at home.


Remember! You can find lots of maths games and activities on the BBC Bitesize website and make sure you're accessing NumBots to improve your number fluency.



WB 30/03/20


Monday - If 10 is the answer, what is the question? Write the number 10 in the middle of you page. Can you write all the maths stories you know where the answer is 10. Start with + (think about your numberbonds / NumBots game) then -. Challenge your brain, what about x or ÷ maths stories?

Challenge - What if the answer is now 20? Can you use any of the maths stories for 10 to help you? 


Tuesday - In your maths book (you will need the squares) can you complete vertical / column addition and subtraction calculations. This is something we have worked on over the past year, remember to line up your columns correctly and work from the cups (units). You can choose from 1 chilli to 3 chilli questions, 1 chilli involve no tricky columns. 

Tuesday Column Addition and Subtraction

Wednesday - Over the past few weeks we have been looking at coins and their values. Using any spare change or by drawing the coins; how many different ways can you make 25p? Can I use a 3p or a 4p coin? Why?

Challenge: How many different ways could you make 75p?


Thursday -  Using the split pin clocks that were sent home. Warm up -can you make o'clock and half past times? Can you make quarter past and quarter to times? - a fun video - levels 1-6


Friday - Continue the sequence. Can you spot the pattern? Can you continue the sequence / pattern? Remember you don't need to print the sheet / activity but can complete in your books. Have you been practicing TT Rockstars?


NumBots / TT Rockstars -  Make sure you are practicing NumBots or TT Rockstars multiple times each week in addition to the set maths activities.

Friday sequencing activities