Below are some ideas for more practical ideas to support and extend each daily lesson.
Lesson 1 – Step 6 – Compare capacity
You can be ‘human scales’ for objects around your house, which are heavier or lighter?
Take a tub of water outside or while in the bath, explore capacity, how many plastic glasses can fill a bottle? Is it different if you use a jug? What else can you find around your home to use.
Remember to also use the mathematical language of full, empty and half full or empty.
Lesson 2 – Step 1 – Count in 10s
Group your toys into tens and count them, remember laying them out as if in a tens frame will help you.
Look at money, remember 10 1p coins is the same as a 10p coin. You could put the 1p coins into tens frames and count how many you have. Or count 10p coins in tens to see how many you have.
Lesson 3 – Step2 – Make equal groups.
Use your toys, snacks (such as raisins or orange segments) or coins to make equal groups. Can you check that they are equal, how do you know?
Lesson 4 – Step 3 – Add equal groups.
Practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to help you here.
Help your adult match the socks together, now count the pairs of socks, how many socks all together?
Using your toys, coins or other objects from around the house, group them into 2s, 5s or 10s. Count them in 2s, 5s or 10s to find the total number.
Lesson 5 – Step 4 – Make arrays
Can you find any examples of arrays in your house?
Using your toys, or other objects make your own arrays.