Tuesday 20th July – Maths

Addition Using Number Lines

Yesterday we used the counting on strategy to solve addition sums. Today we are going to apply that strategy by using number lines.

Watch the video below to learn more about addition using number lines. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Use this number line. ↓↓↓

Using the number line, have a go at completing the task cards attached below. ↓↓↓


Have a go at creating some of your own worded problems in your book.

Thursday 10th June – Maths

Time – Duration of Time

I am learning to match words and pictures to the correct duration of time, including months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.

I know I can do it when I can understand that different events take different durations of time.

Today we are focusing on different durations of time including minutes, hours, days, months and years. We will begin to recognise that some things take a short amount of time (like brushing our teeth) while others take longer (like sleeping at night or going on a holiday).

Independent Task

Think of five different tasks that take different amounts of time (durations). Draw a picture of each task.

Next to the pictures, write how long you think each task takes using some of the following words:

  • Seconds
  • Minutes
  • Hours
  • Days
  • Months
  • Years


If you were not able to use all of the vocabulary words above for one of your examples, think of a task that will be able to use the word that you missed.

If you thought of examples for all of the vocabulary words, think of one more task for each one.

Monday 7th June – Maths

Time – Duration (Minutes)

I am learning to understand that 1 minute is the same as 60 seconds.

I know I can do it when I have completed activities that last 1 minute.

This week we will be looking at time in a variety of different ways. Today’s focus will be to develop our understanding that 60 seconds is the same amount of time as 1 minute.

Independent Task

What sorts of things can you do in 60 seconds?

Brainstorm/write a list of activities that you can complete around your house in about 60 seconds. Some examples might include: getting dressed, washing your hands, running to your letterbox and back.

Once you have written your list, test it out!

Using a stopwatch, write down the time it took you to complete each task on your list. For example: it took me 33 seconds to run to the letterbox and back.

Thursday 3rd June – Maths

Number Patterns

This week we have been looking at patterns using shapes or objects. Patterns can also be created using numbers.

Look at the examples in the table above.

Independent Task

Have a go at creating your own number patterns. Here are some ideas that you could try:

Make a number pattern using the number 3.

Make a counting backwards pattern starting at the number 55.

Make a number pattern that has the number 12 in it.

Create a number pattern using the numbers 4 and 10.

Or think of your own creative ideas.


Try playing this number pattern game.

Wednesday June 2nd – Maths

Growing Patterns

I am learning to explain and create a growing pattern.

I know I can do it when I have created my own growing pattern.

Growing patterns are a little bit different to repeating patterns. The photos below demonstrate some growing patterns.

What do you notice about the growing patterns?

Independent Task

Explain what you think a growing pattern is based on the pictures above.

Have a go at building some of your own growing patterns using items in your home. Describe your growing patterns and explain how they are different from each other.

Tuesday 1st June – Maths

Triangle Patterns

I am learning to make a repeating pattern using triangles.

I know I can do it when I have used triangles to create a repeating pattern.

For this task you will need to make some triangles. You can create your own or follow the link below to find some that have already been prepared for you.

Using triangles, and only triangles, what repeating patterns can you create?

Independent Task

Make a collection of different triangle patterns and describe your patterns.

You can colour some of your patterns to help make them really interesting.


Using two different coloured pencils, create ten different interesting patterns and describe them.

Monday 31st May – Maths

Building a Repeating Pattern

I am learning to understand a repeating pattern.

I know I can do it when I can create my own repeating pattern.

Patterns are a repeating sequence or design.

In the image above you can see some repeating pattern examples. You can see the pattern: same, same, different.

Independent Task

Using forks and spoons at home, create your own repeating patterns.

How many patterns can you make?

Take a photo of each different pattern and explain the sequence.

Patterns can be labelled using the alphabet. The examples above would be labelled A, A, B patterns instead of same, same, different. Label the patterns you made using the alphabet.


Click the link below to play a fun pattern game!