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Have a go at the activities below. There are some videos to use with the sessions at the bottom of the page. 



Identifying 3D shapes


Hold up 3D shapes one at a time, and ask children to name them. (cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone,)

What is this 3D shape?

Hide them in a box/ bag and describe one- What would be a good question to find out which 3D shape is in the box?

Play guess the 3D shape and see if they can work out what shape it might be




Introduce coins and money.  Focus on 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p but you could also show them 50p £1 £2.


Ask the children what they already know about money.


Show the children some real coins 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p

Help them begin to understand their value by putting their value in a ten frame (this is a grid of 5x2) to show how many pennies each coin is worth.


Have a go playing shops with prices. Can they give the correct amount?




Subtraction. What is subtraction? Explain that when we subtract the amount gets smaller.


Weather permitting, make a big number line outside. You could use chalk or water and a paint brush but you’ll have to be quick so it doesn’t dry out!

 (If unable to go outside, you could have a go writing/ making a number line then counting back using and transparent counters. Or if you have pieces of paper, write a number on each and make a number line to jump along.)



Explore subtracting by giving them a number to start on then jumping from that number to find answer. (Remind them we count from the first jump, not the number we start on.)




Number bonds.


Start with 10 items. How many ways can we make 10? Ask your child to find ways of making 10 with two groups. Eg if I have 2, how many is in your group?


You could extend this with different quantities to explore adding two amounts together. How many do they have altogether?




Recap 2D shapes.


How many different shapes can you see around your house?

Number Formation Rhymes

Number Line

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

Money Song for Children UK

When You Subtract with a Pirate (subtraction song for kids)

I Can Say My Number Pairs 10 | Math Song for Kids | Number Bonds | Jack Hartmann

Number pairs for 10. This number pairs song engages students to demonstrate the number bonds for 10 with their fingers for active engagement.

Sing along Shapes Song - with lyrics (featuring Debbie Doo)

Shapes are Everywhere! Learn shapes while you sing along to this kids song (with lyrics). Can you spot the different shapes in everyday objects?

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