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Week Beginning 1.3.21


This week we are exploring the number 10 using the part whole model. We will be continuing to consolidate our learning of bonds to 10, while also introducing the term ‘part’. We will explore different ways of building 10 by grouping the different parts of the whole number. The whole number 10 will be grouped into 2, 3 or more parts.

Activity 1 –Monday.


Watch the PowerPoint Number Bonds to 10.

As you complete each slide, notice which pairs of numbers combine to make 10.  Do you know any number bonds off by heart yet?


Have a go at playing this game. You will need 10 small items/ toys and a bucket or bowl. Try to throw the items/ toys into the bucket or bowl. How many land in the bucket? How many land outside? Record your scores as a drawing or number sentence. What was the highest number you got in the bucket?


Here is a number bonds to 10 song that your child may enjoy singing along to.


Activity 2 - Tuesday


Use the link below to watch and join in with Farmer Pete’s number bond to 10 song. When you open the link, click on the picture on the left hand side for the animation, rather than the PowerPoint.

If you have a toy farm at home, can you arrange 10 farm animals in two fields? How many different ways can the animals be arranged? Record the different ways that you find by drawing pictures or writing a number sentence. If you don’t have a toy farm, this activity can easily be adapted by using other items or toys that you may have. For example, zoo animals, dinosaurs, cars or teddies.


Extra challenge – Can you arrange the different toys between more than two fields? Can you share them among three or even four different groups? Do you still have 10 altogether? How many ways can you find?


Test your knowledge of making 10 using the Number Bonds to 10 Jigsaw PowerPoint.

Activity 3 – Wednesday


Watch the Oak Academy video lesson Numbers within 10 – Problem Solving Day 9.

This lesson begins by consolidating previous learning about making 10 and goes on to introduce a systematic way of solving a problem to ensure that all possible solutions are found. This systematic approach to problem solving and the spotting of patterns is an important part of mathematics and a valuable skill that will enable your child to progress in this area as they move up the school.


The video includes activities for your child to do so should be paused at different points to allow for this.

Activity 4 - Thursday


Watch the short clip of the teacher playing the part whole game using bottle tops.


Still image for this video

Now have a go at the activity yourself using 10 small items that you have at home. For this activity any small item or toy could be used such as counters, buttons, Lego, etc. (N.B. If you can’t hold all 10 objects in your hands, a grown up may need to help you.)


Can you use your super subitising skills to say how many there are in each part without having to count them?


How many different ways can you find of building 10 using the part whole model?


Record your activity on the sheet and upload it to Google Classroom. If you don't have a printer, simply draw your part whole models on a piece of paper.


We have included a range of part whole models on the sheet but if these don’t fit how your objects land, simply add more parts if needed or leave some blank if you don’t need as many parts.

Activity 5 - Friday


Listen to the story 10 Black Dots by Donald Crews. In this book, dots are included in each picture to make numbers to 10. As you listen to the story, can you say the number sentence for each picture? (N.B. They don’t always use just 2 numbers. E.g. number 9 on the toy soldier page is made up of 5 and 4 and 1.)

Now have a go at making your own number 10 picture. You could use paint, crayons or collage. How could you use the 10 dots in your picture?


Could they be the wheels on the carriages of a train, the port holes of a ship or the spots on a ladybird? Can you write the number sentence to match the picture you have made? Use your imagination and have fun!