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P1 Numeracy (Wk 2)



DAILY – RMeasimaths – approximately 10-15 minutes.



  • Put out two saucers with equal amounts of blue paint. Try to make a variety of shades of blue by adding white to one and black to the other. What happens when you gradually add drops of white? What happens when you gradually add drops of black?



  • Say the days of the week every morning. Tell an adult which day it is every morning. Use our classroom days of the week below to point to and say the following: Yesterday was …… today is …… tomorrow will be.


  • Rote counting forwards from 0-5 and 0-10, 0-15 / 0-20 and beyond.
  • Rote count backwards from 5-0 / 10-0. Try 12-0 etc. 
  • FOCUS: Rote counting forwards and backwards in 1’s from different starting points within 5. If you are confident within 5 progress to within 10, then within 15 / 20. For example, start at 2 and count forwards to 5; start at 5 and count backwards to 0.


If you are not sure of the answers you could draw the snowballs or the snowman's face to help you to solve the problems.

  • I made 5 snowballs and my sister made 1 snowball. How many did we make altogether?
  • My snowman has 2 blackberry eyes, 1 carrot nose and 1 banana mouth. How many pieces of fruit are there altogether?



  • Sequence all of your digit cards forwards and backwards.
  • FOCUS: Sequence sets of 3 number cards in order, e.g. 3, 4, 5 or 1, 2, 3 or 6, 7 8. An adult can choose each set.

NUMBER FOCUS: 6 - Check out the following powerpoints about the number 6.

How many ways can you make sets of 6? Use your yellow / red counters that you received last Friday to help you. Draw a set on your whiteboard, draw a partition down the middle and then make your sets. Try to set your counters out like the patterns on a di (dice).  I’ve made two examples to show you.

I’ve also used NUMICON to make sets of 6 in different ways. Can you write out the different ways in your book or on your whiteboard. The first one is 1+1+1+1+1+1.

SHAPE FOCUS: W.A.L.T. Recognise a cuboid

  • Use your Pupil Support Book to revise the names of 2D and 3D shapes. 
  • Our new shape is the cuboid. Look for cuboids in your home and in your environment. I’m going to look for cuboids in my home too. What shape will you get if you print with one of the faces of a cuboid?
  • Click on extra links below for more activities.

PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGY: W.A.L.T. Solve problems by making a list or table.

Complete the Winter Count and Graph Activity sheet below.