Skip Counting

We have been practicing counting by 2s, 5s and 10s. Here are some fun videos to help you practice them at home!

Counting by 5s

Counting By 2s

Counting by 10s

Telling the Time

We’ve been learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock.

For o’clock times, the minute hand points to the 12 and the hour hand points to the hour that it is.


The time on this clock is 3 o’clock which can be written as 3:00 in digital time.

For half past times, the minute hand points to the 6 and the hour hand points in between two numbers. The number that the hour hands has gone past must the number that tells you the hour.

The time on this clock is half past 8 which can be written as 8:30 in digital time.

Addition Strategies

We have been learning different strategies to help us solve addition problems. Here are the strategies and how we could use them to solve an addition problem.


8 + 8 = 16

Doubles Plus 1

5 + 6 = 5 + 5 = 10 and add 1 more which equals 11

Adding 10

45 + 10 = 55 (change the tens number but keep the ones the same!)

Counting On

Put the biggest number in our head and the smaller number on our hand and count on.

14 + 6

Put 14 in our head and then count on… 14 – 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Friends of 10

9 + 1 = 10

8 + 2 = 10

The 2 numbers always equal 10!

Adding 9

When you add 9 to a number, the ones number changes to the number before and the tens number changes to the next tens number. BUT when there is a 0 at the end of the number, the tens does NOT change.

37 + 9 = 46 (change both the tens and ones)

60 + 9 = 69 (change the ones but keep the tens the same)

Doubles, Doubles, We Can Add Doubles

Today in Maths we learnt how to add doubles. Doubles are when you add the same number together. For example 1 + 1 = 2 is a double.

Here are two videos that you can use to practice learning your doubles to 10!

1 – 5 Doubles Song

6 – 10 Doubles Song

Friends of 10

In Maths this week, we have been learning about the friends of 10. Friends of 10 are 2 numbers that make 10.

Here are all the friends of 10!

friends of 10


A fun game you can play at home is ‘how many are missing’. To play, you will need 10 objects and a partner. One at a time, one person covers their eyes. While they are doing this, their partner has to hide some of the objects. When they’ve done this, the person covering their eyes can open them and try and guess how many are missing by using the friends of 10 to help them.


Here is also a little video you can watch to help you learn the friends of 10!

Odd and Even Numbers

Today in Maths we learnt about odd and even numbers.

An odd number has a 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 in the ones place (at the end of the number).

An even number has a 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 in the ones place (at the end of the number).

Here’s a little video you can watch to help you learn odd and even numbers.

We are having a competition. Can you say if the numbers below are odd or even? Write your answers in the comment box and you could win a prize! The competition ends next Wednesday 25th March! Good luck!

1. 6

2. 5

3. 24

4. 47

5. 193

6. 348

7. 25,370

8. 31,972

9. 54,891

10. 321,456,987,123

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