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Spring 2

Week beginning 24th February

This week we begin our Boom! Pow! Thwack! topic which focuses on superheroes. We will be reading the books from the Supertato series by Sue Hendra.


In Maths we will be learning the number bonds to 10. Why are they important? Knowing your number bonds fluently up to ten is one of the foundations to more complex arithmetic such as adding and subtracting with the 'column methods' and mental addition and subtraction to 100 and beyond. They also help with addition and subtraction bridging 10.




How to practise number bonds at home

  • Give your child ten counters (Lego bricks, past shapes, buttons, sweets) and ask them questions such as: What do you add to 3 to make 10? What do you add to 2 to make 10? Encourage them to use the counters to work it out.
  • Print out number cards and ask your child to match them up into number pairs or number bonds (this can be done as a game of Snap). 
  • Write a list of ten numbers then time your child to see how long it takes them to write down the other number that makes up each pair (2 and 8; 5 and 5; 4 and 6).