How many words do you that means + ? How many words do you jknow that means = ? Use counting equipment such as paper clips, buttons, pasta etc if needed and play the games below or ask an adult to write some calculations for you.  (totals less than 30)  (choose different totals from 10 to 20)   (add 1 digit numbers to 10)

One more than and one less than

Practise counting from 0 to 100 and back again. Can you count forwards and backwards from any number? Can you challenge yourself to count beyond 100? Once you are confident with your counting and writing of numbers, practise identfying one more than a number and one less than a number? What about 2 more than or 2 less than? 

Play Chopper Squad to help you practise your skills.


Capacity is the amount of liquid a container will hold. The volume of the container is the amount of space inside the container. See if you can fill a number of different containers (plastic bottles, pans, cups) with different amounts of water - empty, half full, full, half empty. Can you compare and measure them and order the containers from holding the most to the least and the least to the most? Can you say which container hold more than or less than another one? 

Have fun - this might be a good outside activity!

File icon: ppt Capacity Potion PowerPoint Week 3 HT5.ppt [ppt 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Capacity quiz Powerpoint Week 3 HT5.pptx [pptx 3MB] Click to download


Think about what the words heavy and light mean. Find heavy and light objects in your house and make a collection. Can you sort them? Can you order the objects from lightest to heaviest and then heaviest to lightest? Discuss which object is heavier than or lighter than other objects. You could find pictures in magazines or draw objects to create some amazing sorts of heavy and light objects.

File icon: pptx Heavy and light PowerPoint Week 2 HT5.pptx [pptx 4MB] Click to download

Measuring in centimetres

Spend time measuring objects using different equipment that you can find in your house - lego bricks, paper clips, pasta pieces, buttons, counters, beads etc. 

Use a ruler and look at and discuss centimetres. 

Use the Topmarks game below to practise measuring in cm - level 1 game.

Counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s

 We enjoy dancing to this as a warm up for our maths lessons. Have a go!

Supermovers - Counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s 

2D Shapes

Over the next few days, why don't you try looking for 2D shapes in your house and garden? Look for circles, ovals, triangles, squares, rectangles and pentagons - this one could be tricky! You could draw, sort and label them, make a 2D shape picture, cut shapes from magazines, draw and complete repeating patterns or make a shape monster.

Number bonds to 10 and 20


Can you play the Smoothie Maker game (Smoothie Maths) and fill your jug with as much fruit as you can? Play number facts to 10 or challenge yourself and practise your facts to make 20.



Topmarks has lots of amazing games based on lots of different mathematical concepts.

Hit the button

Hit the button  Practice your number bonds with hit the button.


Maths at home can be fun and easy. There are many different ways you can help your child with their maths learning at home.

Click the link below to find out more information.


File icon: pdf 2016 Parent Guide to our KS1 Calculation Policy.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths through stories [pdf 91KB] Click to download
These stories relate to a general mathematical theme or they have a specific maths topic.
File icon: pdf Math songs [pdf 1MB] Click to download
A booklet with links to youtube videos and lyrics of maths songs
File icon: pdf Year 1 booklet maths at home.pdf [pdf 476KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf maths workshop presentation FS2 and Year 1 31 Jan 2018.pdf [pdf 4MB] Click to download

Addition - number pairs

We also look at the related facts (subtraction) and how all these number sentences link together. We often put this into a part-whole model or bar model.


Sharing equally is something that can be practiced using practical equipment. Similiar methods can be used for multiplication.

Interactive Games

The children love using games on the iPad! EducationCity is a brilliant website for lots of games specifically targetted at certain age groups. Another brilliant website is Topmarks


Children need to be able to recognise and describe numbers up to 100 in Year 1. It is important that the children understand the value of those numbers and can also count in 2s 5s and 10s.


Challenge is always key. Don't be afraid to stretch your child and ask them more challenging questions. How your child how they got to their answer or make them prove it to you.


These are a brilliant tool to practice lots of different maths skills. Simply google ideas and the possibilities are endless.


This is a mathematical topic that lends itself perfectly to learning at home. Height, length, weight, volume, money and time are all subjects that can be brought into your child's everyday life.

Maths stories


Sorting, building, describing, naming.