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Thursday 10th December



Number bonds to 10


Ask your child to show 5 fingers. How many more do we need to add on to make 10. Ask your child to show 8 fingers. How many more do we need to add on to make 10? Repeat for all numbers up to 10. Watch the video with your child showing number bonds to 10.


Look at the 2 powerpoints with your child. One is a number bond story and the other is number bonds to 10 shown in different ways.


Using the second powerpoint with number bonds shown in different ways, can your child write down number bond calculations in their book e.g. 6 + 4 = 10


Maths 2


Comparing number bonds within 10.


Show your child 2 numbers below 10 e.g. 8 and 3. Ask them to point to the greatest number. Ask your child if they can remember the greater than and less than crocodile signs from a couple of weeks ago < >. We use these to compare numbers. Ask your child which way the crocodile's mouth points - the crocodile is greedy and always gobbles up the greatest number e.g. 8 > 3.


Ask your child to put a greater than or less than symbol between these pairs of numbers.


1        9


13     16


17     14


20     15



Explain to your child that we are going to use these greater than and less than crocodile symbols to compare number bonds to 10. Ask your child to work out the value of each side and then add a greater than or less than crocodile sign. e.g.


3 + 4     >     5





  5 + 5          11



  10           3 + 2



  6            2 + 8



  4            3 + 3



4 + 5         3 + 2



10 + 5      10  + 2






With your child, talk about how they belong to Penguin Class. Ask them what does it mean to be part of a class? How does this make us feel? How can this help us? Talk about how belonging to a class is a bit like belonging to a community – we all look after each other, we help each other and we work together to be the best we can.


With your child think of other communities we may be part of – does anyone go to a church, Rainbows, football, swimming, dancing etc.?


Ask the children to think about what they like to do in school and outside of school. Discuss. Identify which groups they belong to. What do they like about being part of that group? Are there any new things they would like to try inside and outside of school? How could they go about doing this? Is it ok to be different to other people and have different interests?


Talk about how a family is also a form of community – you live with family members but may also do things with other members of your family – grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins.


Ask your child to draw a picture of themselves in the middle of their page.  Around the edge, ask them to write down all the different groups they belong to e.g. immediate family, larger family, different friendship groups, exercise groups, class community, school community etc.



Think back to Penguin class. How can we make our classes a happy community that we enjoy being part of and are proud to be part of?