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This week's Maths resources from White Rose are all about The Snail and the Whale! 


Have fun!


Maths all around you


I have enjoyed looking for numbers in the environment when going on family walks. You can see how many there are and how they can be split up into different numbers to make the whole. See the pictures below:

10 interesting things

This is a great activity to do to get so much problem solving and mathematical language:


Look outside in your garden and choose 10 interesting things (E.g. leaf, blade of grass, pebble etc). How can they describe them? Can they sort them in different ways? What is the same about them? What is different? See if they can put them in a ten frame (see picture - a good problem solving activity in itself is to try and see if they can draw a ten frame - they need to think about what shape it needs to be, how many squares they need, how many lines to draw etc). 

If they have done this, how can they split up the items in different ways to make ten? Can they write number sentences for these? E.g. 6 + 4 = 10, 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10...


Have fun investigating!