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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

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Week 2 (01/3/21)


Today we're thinking about position! We've already done a little work on this using words such as: left, right, above, below, on top, under, in between. Watch the BBC clips below to remind yourself of position words you know and perhaps learn some new ones, such as opposite, besides or near!

Then have a go at one or more of the exercises below!

MILD: Complete one or more of these exercises. You can print out and work directly onto the sheets. Alternatively, you can draw the pictures into your exercise books/onto paper, then write the completed sentences out next to each picture.
SPICY: You can print out and work directly onto the sheet. Alternatively, copy the picture of the playground into your exercise books/onto paper. Have an adult read out the instructions and try to draw the objects in the correct place. Listen carefully to the position words.
HOT: Complete one or more of the exercises on these challenge cards. You can print out and work directly onto the sheets. Alternatively, write/draw out answers in exercise books/onto paper.

Extra Challenge:

Re-watch 'We're going on a bear hunt' being acted out by Michael Rosen - then see if you can write down all of the position words you hear throughout the story!


Last week we re-capped on vertical addition maths stories. We can also call it column addition - this means we work our way down each of the columns when adding and writing the answers.


This time we're going to practice taking away. There are lots of other words that mean take away, such as, subtract and minus. We're going to work out these subtraction maths stories using the column method too. Just like when we do vertical adding, we look at the ones first (on the right) then we look at the tens/ty's (on the left). You can use a number line or 100 square to help you count. Remember when we're taking away we are counting backwards and the numbers get smaller. Don't forget, the zero/ty likes to hide! 


Have a look at the pdf below and try to solve as many of the maths stories as you can. If you have Maths paper or can print the grid paper uploaded below, try to set out the vertical maths stories yourself to help you practice.

I've uploaded the answers, a 100 square and an example for support. 


This week we've looked at dividing/sharing amounts into equal groups. We can also divide other things into equal groups and write them as something called 'fractions'. A fraction means a part of something, rather than the whole. At school we've looked at fractions (parts) of cups like below, using words like quarter and half. We can also look at fractions of shapes! 

Read through the slides below to look at how we can divide different shapes into fractions. Remember that dividing into halves means it is split into two parts and dividing into quarters means it's split into 4 parts.

You'll also see on the slides below that we can split shapes into equal parts - we call this thirds.


Then log into Purple Mash and have a go at playing the 2Do game 'Fractonio's Pizzeria'.


Let's practice some important maths skills! Knowing the difference between odd and even numbers makes it easier and quicker for us to solve multiplication and division problems.


Odd and even numbers:

Click on the BBC video link below. First take the Quiz to see what you already know about odd and even numbers, then scroll down to Learn and you'll find a short 'Teacher Talk' video where you can learn how to identify odd and even numbers by dividing numbers into pairs and by spotting certain patterns.

After, keep scrolling down for quick activities, top tips and another short video clip.


Once you've done this, log into Purple Mash and have a go at the 'Odd and Even' 2Do race game (choose between MILD-SPICY or HOT). You can play as many times as you like and see if you can beat your last score :D


Today we're going to be thinking about comparing numbers - this means looking at numbers that have a bigger, smaller or the same value. A number that comes first on the number line is smaller than the numbers that come after. We can use words like more than, less than or equal to, to compare numbers.

E.g. 8 is more than 5

2 is less than 6

7 is equal to 7


In maths we can use symbols to represent these comparisons

<    means 'less than' (smaller than

    >    means 'greater than' (bigger than)

=    means 'equal to' (the same as)


E.g. 8 > 5

       2 < 6

       7 = 7


Look at the crocodile posters - this can help us remember the greater than and less than symbols as they look like a crocodiles mouth. We need to remember that the crocodiles are greedy so their mouth is always facing the bigger number!


Click on the BBC link below to watch the video and learn more about comparing numbers. 

Then have a go at one of the exercises below (choose whichever you think will most appropriately challenge our child). You can print and work onto the sheets or copy these out and fill in the answers in your exercise books/onto paper.