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P1 Numeracy (Wk 5)



RMeasimaths – approximately 10-15 minutes at least three times per week. If you still have problems accessing this or if it is getting too hard for you, please let me know.



  • 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.
  • Choose one day of the week to carry out the daily calendar activity.


  • 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, 30-0 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 / 30 or beyond if you are successful. For example, start at 17 and count forwards to 21; start at 21 and count backwards to 11.


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

  • I went shopping and I bought 4 packets of crisps. My sister bought 1 packet. How many packets did we buy altogether?
  • 5 add 1?
  • 3 and 1 altogether makes?
  • 2 and 1 more is?



  • Sequence all of your digit cards forwards.
  • Sequence all of your digit cards backwards.
  • Try to complete some of the caterpillar ordering games by clicking on the link below.


How many ways can you make sets of 7? Use your yellow / red counters to help you. Draw a set on your whiteboard, draw a partition down the middle and then make your sets.


I used NUMICON to make sets of 7 in different ways. Look at the patterns in the last photograph. Can you write out the sums in your book or on your whiteboard, take photos and send them to me please.

Check out the following activities about the number 7.


  • 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 Snowy Owls (to link with our Arctic topic).
  • Make number 7’s with playdough.

    NUMBER FOCUS: Adding 1
    Use your red and yellow counters, cups, saucers, or paper plates 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 under a cup or saucer. Say the following: ‘There is one red counter under here (pointing to the cup) and one yellow counter under here (pointing to the saucer). How many counters are there altogether? Child to answer the question and try to explain how they got the answer. Lift up the cups / saucers and count the counters altogether, making sure your 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 (covered); 4 red (covered) and 1 yellow (covered); 6 red (covered) and 1 yellow (covered); 8 red (covered) and 1 yellow (covered); 3 red (covered) and 1 yellow (covered); 5 red (covered) and 1 yellow (covered); 7 red (covered) and 1 yellow; 9 red (covered) and 1 yellow (covered).

 SHAPE: 2D shape

  • Use this website to revise the names of 2D shapes.
    SHAPE FOCUS: Pentagon
    Look at my pentagon picture below. What do you think it is? Try to make your own. You can use the template or draw your own / cut them out.


  • Complete the worksheet below.


  • Can you make 7p in different ways using ONLY 1p coins? See my two examples below.
  • Look at the money matching cards from 1p-10p link. Can you tell your helper what each price says and how much money is on each card? (No need to print).
FOCUS: 2p coin – Look for 2p coins in your house. When I count 2p coins I touch each 2p coin twice - 1, 2. When I am more confident I count each 2p coin in two’s - 2, 4, 6, etc. Touch count the 2p coins below. How much money is in each set?
  • CHALLENGE: How many ways can you make 7p using 1p and 2p coins?


TIME FOCUS: o’clock and half past times

  • Use your homemade clock. Adult to call out these times for you to make: How quickly can you make them?
  • 2 o’clock
  • half past 1
  • 3 o’clock
  • half past 12
  • 4 o’clock
  • half past 5
  • 7 o’clock
  • half past 6
  • 8 o’clock
  • half past 9
  • 10 o’clock
  • half past 11.
  • Discuss / or complete the analogue o’clock and half past time sheets below.
  • Next week we will be focusing on digital time. This week I’d like you to look around your home to find digital clocks – what do you notice about them?


  • Discuss the ‘Length audio PowerPoint presentation. Focus on the language, ‘longer, shorter, taller, longest, shortest, measure, compare, estimate / non-standard units’.
  • Try out the challenges.


  • Discuss the PowerPoint presentation ‘Light or Heavy’.
  • Carry out some of the weight home learning challenges.