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Monday 27th April 2020

Subtraction using objects to 10

Use biscuits and a biscuit tin to play a subtraction game with your child. Put 3 biscuits in the tin and ask your child to count how many biscuits there are. Ask them what would happen if Mummy or Daddy ate 1 biscuit? What would happen to the number of biscuits? Do we have more or less? How many would we have left? Ask your child to count the total biscuits left in the tin.

Show them the equals sign (=). Do they remember what it is and what it means? Show them the subtraction sign (-) and explain that when we use it in a sum our number gets smaller. Explain to them that we always start with a bigger number and take the smaller number away from it.

Model writing the subtraction number sentence: 3-1= 2


Using biscuits or other counting objects, encourage your child to have a go at working out the answer to these subtraction sums. Once they show a secure understanding, encourage them to write these sums as number sentences.


4-2=            5-3=           6-4=          7-5=        8-6=        9-1=          10-3=

Tuesday 28th April 2020
Revisit subtraction from the previous day and encourage your child to finish the number sentences on the PowerPoint.

Subtraction Power Point

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Subtraction using objects to 20

Encourage your child to work out the answers to the following subtraction sums using hula hoops/crisps. This activity can be carried out using the same method as the ‘Biscuits in the biscuit tin’ activity from Monday.


   10-2=     13-4=    12-6=    14-7=    16-8=    19-10=      18-4=      20-9=   

Thursday 30th April 2020
Encourage your child to work out the answers to the subtraction sums on the sheets below. Represented pictorially, each sheet shows a range of subtraction questions using number shape pieces.
Friday 1st May 2020

Recap on money and the names of different coins. What does the word price mean? Click on the link below to listen to the song.


Challenge: Can you use coins in your role play? What happens to the amount when we pay for an item? For example "I have 10p and buy a carton of juice for 5p. How much money do I have left?"

Money Song for Children UK

A money song about UK coins for young children. Covers 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins.