Telling the Time
The activities below are intended to support the work in the learning pack for w/c 1.6.20. Some of the activities are more challenging than others so the activities you choose will depend on your child's level of understanding and confidence in this area.
Make a Paper Plate Clock
I understand that many of you do not have access to a printer at home and so will be searching for more practical maths activities to do with your child.
Measurement is a great topic for practical mathematics and I am sure most of you will have everything you need to help children with measure at home.
Children need to know how many millilitres in a litre, grams in a kilogram, etc. This could be done through fun cooking/baking activities or simply by playing with jugs and containers in the garden. You could also talk about centimetres in a metre and metres in a kilometre.
I have included some links to fun practical maths activities below.
If, like me, your child loves maths and you are looking for some fun and interesting challenges for him/her to get his/her teeth into, then look no further. Below are lots of links to maths challenges. Not all of them are curriculum linked but they will get the cogs turning. If your child does attempt any of them, I’d love to see his/her working out.
5 Minutes a Day
While your child is off school, even 5 minutes of maths per day will help his/her brain to keep ticking. I have attached an example of two ‘5 a Day’ exercises that you might do with your child. It should only take 5 minutes or less. Use these as a guide to create your own once your child has completed these.
If you would like to do more maths work with your child, there are some maths mats below. Please be aware that not every question on the mats will have been covered in class. You could do some of the questions, such as the ones on weight and measure, practically.
Gareth Metcalfe – Daily Lessons
Gareth Metcalfe is a maths specialist whose material we use regularly in school. We were also lucky enough to have some training from him last year. His area of expertise is reasoning and he is posting free daily reasoning lessons on his website www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/
Doing these lessons daily will be great for your child. Do not worry if you do not do them on the day they are posted. All of the videos are on YouTube to access as and when you would like.
White Rose Maths
Follow the link below to find videos, resources and answers for several different areas of maths. The lessons are topics we have already covered so far this year. However, it will be beneficial to your child to go back over these concepts as they are quite complex.
The lessons from Week 1 are included in the home learning packs for 20.4 to 1.5 so your child may have already completed these. There are videos to support this learning if your child needs some extra help.
Countdown Numbers Game
Just like on TV, the countdown numbers game is great fun for the whole family. My classes have always enjoyed this game. It requires them to think outside the box and play with numbers in a way they might not normally. I think it is great for embedding addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills and encouraging deeper mathematical thinking.