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Monday 4th May 2020


                            Subtraction using a number line
Explain to your child that when we add numbers together they get bigger and therefore we move forward on a number line. When we subtract numbers, they get smaller and so we move backwards on the number line.


You can print out the number line below to help your child with counting backwards.


Explain to them that when we subtract, we can only take a smaller number away from a bigger number.

Encourage your child to have a go at the sums below using the number line.  Remind them to start with the bigger number and let them use their finger to count back to find the answer.


6-2=                                         8-4=                                     10-3=



Encourage your child to solve the subtraction sums on the PowerPoints below.

Challenge: Can you make up your own subtraction number sentences with numbers to 10 and work out the answers using the number line?

Tuesday 5th May 2020


Revisit subtraction from yesterday. Together with your child count backwards from 20 to 0 by clapping, jumping or dancing. Now encourage them to watch the video link below and have a go at using the number line to work out the answer to the subtraction sums. 

Subtract numbers within 20 by counting back on a number line

Challenge: Can you make up you own subtraction number sentences with numbers to 20 and work out the answers using the number line?


Wednesday 6th May 2020


Collect a range of fruit and vegetables from around the house and using two trays or plates, model sorting them into different groups. Discuss and compare what is similar and different between these fruits and vegetables. Ask your child to think of the different ways they could sort these fruits and vegetables.


Key questions:

What groups can we sort these types of food into?

What is the same?

What is different?

What is a fruit? How do you know?

What is a vegetable? How do you know?

When do you eat this fruit/vegetable?

Do you eat it hot or cold?



Thursday 7th May 2020


Choose from one of the worksheets below. Each question includes a number line between 1 and 10 or 1 and 20 which your child can use to find the answer to each subtraction sum. This is great way to help them practice and become more confident with their understanding of this concept.