Here are some online activities which you can use to help your child practise their addition and subtraction targets.
One More and One Less
One more and one less than a number (goes up to 30)
Monkey Jump (challenge the children to say the number one more than before they make the monkey jump!)
Find one more
1 or 2 more target game
Addition and Subtraction
Number Bond Machine (number bonds to 5)
Ghostblasters (remember to change the target number before you start playing)
Alien Pairs (number bonds to 10)
Simple Addition Stories
Sum Sense Addition
Sum Sense Subtraction
– A good app that we use in school to help children practise addition and subtraction is ‘Squeebles Addition and Subtraction‘ (there is a small charge for this app)
– Using the level 1 on ‘live’ Mathletics will help children to improve their speed and accuracy of addition of numbers to 10.
Use these links to take you to games which will help your child to practise counting in twos, fives and tens.
Splat Square – create your own pattern counting in ones, twos, fives or tens.
Chinese Dragon Sequencing
Cheeky Monkey Sequences
Rachel Rocket – Counting in twos
Here are some online activities which you can use to help your child practise their targets based on number bonds and doubling.
Hit the Button (also available as an app)
Save the Whale
Alien Number Bonds
Ghost Blasters (change the starting number to 10 or 20)
Number Bond Machine
Number Bond Balls
Hit the Button – Doubles
Hit the Button – Halves
If your child’s target is punctuation (using full stops, capital letters then moving on to questions marks etc.), you may find these online games useful.
HMS Sweet Tooth (Biff and Chip full stops game)
Lug and the Giant Storks (Biff and Chip capital letters game)
To try and make their writing more interesting, children need to try and begin their sentences in different ways. Here are some ideas you could try to help you child achieve this.
- Using your child’s reading book, ask them to find and read the word at the start of each sentence. They could write a list of each different word which they find. How many different words are used?
- Look at a picture (it could be one in a reading book). Ask children to tell you sentences or ask questions about what is happening in the picture, trying to use a different word at the beginning of each sentence. Challenge them to see how many different sentences they can think of. eg. The boy is riding his bike. Do you see the black cat. What is the girl doing? Can you see the pretty bird? Children might like to write their sentences down.
If your child’s target is to use connectives, you may find these websites useful.
Balloon joining words game