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P1 Numeracy (Wk 4)



DAILY – RMeasimaths – approximately 10-15 minutes.



  • Look for grey things in your home / environment. Count how many grey things you find.
  • Which colours do you need to make grey? Experiment with different colours of paint. If you know how to make grey, make enough to divide between two saucers. Use one to make different shades of light grey and the other to make different shades of dark grey. Answer these questions: What colours did you use to make grey? How did you make it lighter? How did you make it darker?



  • Say the days of the week every morning. Tell an adult which day it is every morning. Try to say: Yesterday was …… today is …… tomorrow will be. Click on the link below to join in with the days of the week song.


  • Rote counting forwards from 0-5 and 0-10, 0-15 / 0-20, 0-30 and beyond if you are confident.
  • Rote count backwards from 5-0 / 10-0. Try 15-0, 20-0 etc. 
  • FOCUS: Rote counting forwards and backwards in 1’s from different starting points within 10. If you are confident within 10 progress to within 15, then within 20 / 25 or beyond if you are successful. For example, start at 7 and count forwards to 11; start at 11 and count backwards to 2.


Remember to focus on the vocabulary that is used. If you are not sure of the answers you could draw the cushions, dice patterns or use your cubes to help you to solve the problems.

  • I went shopping and I bought 3 grey cushions. My sister bought 1 white cushion. How many cushions did we buy altogether?
  • 6 add 1?
  • 5 and 1 altogether makes?
  • 1 and 1 more is?


NUMBER FOCUS: W.A.L.T. Recognise and write the number 7.

Click on the following link to carry out tasks about the Story of 7.


There is a lesson pack that can be downloaded too. No need to print it. 



  • Use your finger to write the number 7 in the air.
  • Use your finger to write the number 7 on someones back.
  • If you have shaving foam at home, ask an adult to put it on the table and write the number 7 in it plus draw 7 items of your choice!
  • When you go outside to play try to gather some small twigs, sticks, stones or evergreen leaves to make the number 7. 
  • Practise writing number 7’s in your exercise book.
  • Draw 7 clouds. Colour them in grey.
  • Make number 7’s with playdough.
  • Try to make sets of 7 in different ways, e.g. 6 socks / 1 shoe; 4 pencils and 3 pens; 5 grapes and 2 bananas; etc. 
Use your red and yellow counters to try out the following.
  • Child to close their eyes or look away. Adult to put one red counter under a cup or saucer and put one yellow counter to the right of it. Say the following: ‘There is one red counter under here (pointing to the cup) and one yellow counter here (pointing to the yellow counter). How many counters are there altogether? Child to answer the question and try to explain how they got the answer. Lift up cup and count the counters altogether, making sure the child touches each counter and moves each one to the left as they count.
  • Repeat for the following sums: 2 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 4 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 6 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 8 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 3 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 5 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 7 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 9 red (covered) and 1 yellow.

SHAPE: 2D shape

Answer these questions:

How many red rectangles?

How many yellow rectangles?

How many pink rectangles?

How many brown rectangles?

How many light blue rectangles? How many dark blue rectangles? How many BLUE rectangles altogether?

How many light green rectangles? How many dark green rectangles? How many GREEN rectangles altogether?

CHALLENGE: How many rectangles did I use altogether?


  • Our new shape is the pentagon. Look for pentagons in your home and in your environment. Discuss: number of corners and number of sides. Complete the sheet below.

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

Try either of the following: 

  • Make a list of 2D shapes with ‘less than 4 sides’ / a list of 2D shapes with ‘more than 4 sides’.
  • Draw a table – 2D shapes with ‘less than 4 sides’ / 2D shapes with ‘more than 4 sides’.
  • See my unfinished examples in the link below. Use your Pupil Support Book to help you.


  • Click on the ‘Coin Reveal’ PowerPoint presentation to different coins. There are also some notes – do you have any £5. £10. / or £20. notes at home?
  • Can you complete the coin recognition labelling activity independently?

TIME FOCUS: o’clock and half past times

  • Play ‘Telling the Time Board Game’ to revise o’clock times.
  • Use your home made clock to make half past times.
  • Do you have set times for different meals? These are the times when I eat my breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7 o’clock, 1 o’clock and 6 o’clock. Can you make these times independently?
  • These are the times when I eat some fruit and when I have a little treat with a cup of tea. wink Half past 10, half past 3 and half past 7. Can you make these times independently?
  • These times happen in the morning, afternoon and evening. Can you work out what I eat in the morning? in the afternoon? / in the evening?laugh


  • Discuss the PowerPoint presentation on ‘Length’. Focus on the language.
  • Use your cubes that you received to try the following:
  • Find something that is ‘shorter’ than 10 cubes.
  • Find something ‘longer’ than 10 cubes.
  • Find something the ‘same length’ as your 10 cubes.