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How to use Print and Do sheets

What's the magic number? | Measuring Monkey Tails | Money Go Round | Treasure Quest (2 pages)
Banana Splits | Zebra Number Stripe | Balancing Penguins | Number Pairs Game
Ageing Monkeys | Get Sorted! | Get Set! | Bird Pictograms (2 pages)
Decision Tree Maze Game (2 pages) | Number line snake

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INTRODUCTION
The Print and Do sheets are a selection of activities which can be printed off as an A4 sheet of paper. In some cases an activity has 2 sheets of paper to print.

These compliment the online games or cover areas of learning which have not been covered in the games.

The information below tells you how each activity sheet ties in with what your child is learning at school. There are also ideas on what you could do with your child at home to help with that particular area of learning.



What's the magic number?

Curriculum relevance
  • Multiples of 5.
Activity
Work out the magic number using the 5 times table.

At home
  • Count in fives with your child.
  • Make a collection of 5p coins and ask them to find different amounts of money using the coins.
  • Collect some items from around the house and attach price labels to them, all in multiples of 5.
  • Play a shopping game using the coin collection. Ask the children to choose and buy items.
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Measuring Monkey Tails

Curriculum relevance
  • Measuring, using units of measure.
Activity
Work out how to measure the tails on the monkeys and then answer the questions.

At home
  • Give the children a ruler or tape measure to measure the tails. Make sure they know how to use the ruler or tape, starting from the zero mark.
  • Find items around the home for them to measure, e.g. Can they tell by measuring the teddy's chest whether his jumper will fit or not?
  • Point out instances where measures are used, e.g. knitting patterns, fabric shops, DIY, children's clothes shops.
  • Keep a chart showing the child's height in cm.
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Money Go Round

Curriculum relevance
  • Problem solving
  • Calculating using coins.
Activity
Work out the different ways to make £2 out of the coins provided.

At home
  • Have a collection of coins to hand to help the child to solve the problem. This is essentially a problem solving task. Give the children time to puzzle things out and don't be tempted to solve the problems for them.
  • Play a game with the coins where you specify similar amounts, e.g. Give me £1 using exactly 5 coins. Can you find another way to do that?
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Treasure Quest   Page 1   Page 2

Curriculum relevance
  • Recognising and describing positions, directions and movement.
Activity
Use the directions given on one page to plot the trail for the treasure on the second page.

At home
  • Play games giving and following instructions to direct the child to a specific goal, e.g. Hide a toy in a cupboard and give the child instructions which lead him/ her to the cupboard.
  • Look at maps and find places which are familiar to the children. Ask them to tell you the directions to reach the corner shop or to school.
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Banana Splits
Curriculum relevance
  • Problem solving
  • Calculating
Activity
Share out the bananas amongst the monkeys.

At Home
  • Play a game using a collection of objects to represent the bananas. Make up similar requests, e.g. Gran wants 4 bunches of three bananas. How many will she have? Little Ron wants twice as many….
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Zebra Number Stripe

Curriculum relevance
  • Position numbers on a number line
Activity
Count the stripes on the zebra number line.

At Home
  • Make sure the zebra number line is carefully cut and stuck together, to ensure the numbers are accurate. Encourage the child to find quick ways to get to the number, e.g. with 19, ask them which multiple of ten is nearest. Is it quicker to go to 20 and count back one, rather than going to 10 and counting on 9?
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Balancing Penguins

Curriculum relevance
  • Understand subtraction as the inverse of addition.
  • Understand the significance of the equals sign.
Activity
Make the penguins balance by completing the calculation.

At home
  • Make a simple balance scale from a piece of wood, (e.g. a ruler) and a match box. Place a paper 'equals' sign in the middle. Cut some paper squares and write a number on each. Place a number at either end of the scales and ask the child to say what they need to make the two numbers balance.
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Number Pairs Game

Curriculum relevance
  • Estimation
Activity
Put the cards with gold nuggets drawn on them into pairs.

At home
  • Play the game with the children. Take your turn as quickly as you can, and encourage the children to move quickly, estimating the number shown, rather than counting each time.
  • Play games with a collection of buttons or small shells where one person takes a handful of items and you both guess how many are there. The person whose estimate is closest wins a point.
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Ageing Monkeys

Curriculum Relevance
  • Solving numerical problems
Activity
Work out how old everyone is in Little Ron's family.

At Home
  • The sheet presents a problem solving activity. Help the children to make sense of the problem and find a way to tackle it, but do not solve the problems for them! Filling in the table at the bottom will help them to see which age they can find next.
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Get Sorted!

Curriculum Relevance
  • Data handling. The idea of classification using Venn diagrams.
Activity
Sort the butterflies into different sets.

How to use at home
  • Spend time with children tidying and sorting articles such as toys, clothes etc. Ask them to make sets of things which are the same and say WHY they are the same.
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Get Set!

Curriculum Relevance
  • Data handling. This game also uses the idea of Venn diagrams, this time allowing children to use the sets themselves to classify the fish according to whether they have stripes or spots.
Activity
Sort the fish out into different sets.

How to use at home
  • Use string or wool to make sets and sort a collection of objects, e.g. buttons. Make sure the criteria for inclusion are clear-cut, e.g. 'Larger than this button', rather than 'Large' or 'small'
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Birds Pictogram   Page 1   Page 2  

Curriculum Relevance
  • Data handling. These two sheets introduce the idea of representation of data through pictograms. By introducing a simple key, children are made aware that data does not always have to be represented on a one-to one basis: a picture can represent (in this case) two birds.
Activity
Sort out which birds eat what food.

At home
  • Point out charts and graphs that you see in newspapers and other places. Discuss the way in which charts and graphs help people to understand a lot of information, because it is represented in a clear way.
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Decision Tree Maze Game  Page 1   Page 2

Curriculum relevance
  • Data handling. This game introduces the idea of a binary sorting mechanism.
Activity
Answer the questions about each shape and see how many nuggets can be won.

At home
  • Play the 'gatekeeper' game. You can introduce a nice twist to this by being the gatekeeper and not telling the criterion, e.g. Secretly decide to allow in only shapes with four sides. The child/children present you with shapes and you allow in the ones that fit the criterion. Can the children guess your rule?
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Number Line Space Snake

Activity
This is a useful tool which can be coloured in and used to help with calculations.

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