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 Week 1 


  • Practise recognising and ordering numbers to 20, counting forwards and backwards.

  • Can you spot any 2D shapes in your house? Go on a shape hunt.

Week 2


  • Use your number line to practise adding lots of two single digit numbers for e.g. 5+7=. 

  • Can you draw any 2D shapes and make a picture?

Easter Break 

Weeks 6.03.20 & 13.03.20


Please enjoy the Easter Break! Rest, play games and have lots of fun with your child. 

Week 3


  • Practise writing all your numbers to 20 using the correct formation. You can practise writing on paper, in sand, in shaving foam, paint. Can you make numbers out of playdough? Can you put them in the right order?
  • Can you spot any 3D shapes in your house? Go on a different shape hunt.

Week 4



  • Can you find all the doubles in a set of dominoes? Play a game of dominoes. Discuss the doubles you make as you play. 


** If you don't have any dominoes, have fun making some before you play. Remember to include doubles!


  • Play doubles: Take it in turns to roll 2 dice. If you roll a double you get a point. The first to 3 points wins!


  • Using lego or building blocks, make a small tower (no bigger than 10). Can your child make a tower the same size, doubling the number? Talk about each double you make.


Challenge yourself:

Can you write a number sentence for each double you can see/have made? For e.g. 2 + 2 = 4


Key Questions:

How do you know you have made a double? 

What is a double?


**Children need to understand that a double is when you have two of the same amount or two of the same. 


Show your child two number sentences, one that is a double and one that isn't for e.g. 5 + 3 = and 4 + 4 =.


Which is the double?

How do you know?

Prove it to me.


To prove, your child could use objects, toys etc to make two lots of 4 and show how they have 2 of the same amount. 

Week 5


Number Bonds

By the end of the Summer term the children in Reception should be able to confidently recall number bonds or pairs of numbers that make 10. If you feel this is a big step, start lower and work with your child to learn their number bonds to 5 to begin with. 


  • Play 'Bunny Ears'

Using 2 hands to be the ears, how many different ways can you show 5? 10? Show your child one example e.g. 2 fingers on one hand and 3 on the other; can they copy your 'ears'? Can they make 5 or 10 in a different way?


  • Draw a hoop using chalk/place a bucket outside. Give the children 5/10 pebbles and ask them to throw them in the hoop/bucket. How many landed inside the hoop/bucket? How many landed outside the hoop/bucket? How many did we start with? Reinforce pairs of numbers that make 5/10. For e.g. 4 landed inside the bucket and 6 landed outside the bucket so 4 and 6 make 10. 


Challenge Yourself/Key Questions:

  • Can you record the number bonds you have made as a number sentence for e.g. 4 + 6 = 10, 3 + 2 = 5 etc.
  • Using 2 buckets/plant pots etc explain that you have 5 or 10 pebbles hidden inside them. Ask your child to think about how many pebbles could be in each bucket. Could one bucket have 0 pebbles? 
  • Using 1 bucket count in a number of pebbles (5 or 10). Ask your child to close their eyes and take out an unseen amount for e.g. 4.Ask your child how may pebbles could be in my hand? How many could be in the bucket? Discuss possibilities. 


**For number bonds to 5 you could have...

1 in  your hand and 4 in the bucket

2 in your hand and 3 in the bucket



For number bonds to 10 you could have...

2 in your hand and 8 in the bucket

4 in your hand and 6 in the bucket