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St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Primary School Love One Another


Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning Year 1 and Happy Tuesday


Thank you for your plans of your bedrooms yesterday that you sent.

You had some great ideas!

Don't worry if you haven't sent yours yet, send it and I will put it with the others on the class page.


After Joe today we have plenty of things to do.


Miss Kidd will send you your science work as usual.


Maths today is practical and all about numbers to 20. Read the instructions with your grown up very carefully and then have a go!

Make sure that you use the language that is suggested please and answer in sentences as this shows the grown ups that you understand what you are being asked to do.


Don't forget to send me some photos pleasewink




Counting and Comparing Numbers to 20


This activity will help your child with counting and comparing numbers to 20.


Important words and phrases:

 eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty

 How many are there altogether? 

 make 10

 count on from 10

 1 more

 1 less

 1 fewer

 greater/greatest

 smaller/smallest

 … and … make … (for example 10 and 7 make 17)


You will need:

 Between 20 and 40 identical (or almost identical) small objects for your child to count, for example counters, beads, marbles, blocks, buttons, pasta shapes, dried beans, straws.

What to do:

 Give your child a group of between 10 and 20 objects, for example 17 pasta shapes.

Ask your child to ‘make 10’ by putting 10 of the objects in a separate group. 

 Now ask them to count how many objects there are altogether by counting on from the group of 10.

For example: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

Ask your child to complete the sentence “… and … make …,” for example “10 and 7 make 17.”

Repeat this with different numbers of objects (between 10 and 20 each time). 

 When your child is working confidently, take 1 object away from or add 1 object to the smaller group. 

Ask: “There is 1 fewer/1 more pasta shape. How many pasta shapes are there now?”

Encourage your child to check their answer by counting on from 10 again. 

Repeat this, adding or taking away 1 object each time.

Now show two separate groups of between 10 and 20 objects. For example, a group of 18 pasta shapes and a group of 20 pasta shapes.

Ask your child to find out how many objects are in each group by making 10 and counting on from 10. Ask: “Which number is greater/smaller? How much greater/smaller?”

Talk about:

Practise reading numbers to 20 that you see around you, for example page numbers in books.

Ask your child to read a number to 20, and then to tell you what number comes next or what number comes before it. 

Ask your child: “Which is smaller/greater, 12 or 16?” Then ask: “How much smaller/greater?”

  Repeat this for other pairs of numbers.


Look out for:

Encourage your child to answer your questions in full sentences


Please take some photos to send to Mrs Clough with number sentences written such as:

10+4=14        10+6=16     16 is greater than 14

                                      16 is 2 more than 14

                                      14 is less than 16

                                      14 is 2 fewer than 16

Don’t forget my email is

Thank you


Next is comprehension on Education City

Once again you will have to read the information carefully so that you can answer the questions.

The title of the work is COMPREHENSION.




I have been speaking to the lovely Mrs Glynn today and she, in turn, has been speaking to Mrs Maxwell. Now Mrs Maxwell can actually remember VE Day. So, Mrs Glynn has been asking questions and Mrs Maxwell has answered them and hopefully I can put their voices on here tomorrow for you all to listen to!


I cannot wait.

I hope you are as excited as melaugh

Fingers crossed. and then you can all go and make flags and bunting ready for Friday!

Good luck with today's work. 

Listen carefully to your grown ups.


Mrs Clough


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