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Week beginning 15th June

Friday 19th June

It’s Fri-Yay! Don’t forget our treasure hunt on zoom today.  I hope to see you very soon! Mrs Dowker your Year 2 Teacher is going to pop into our zoom to say hello and she can’t wait to meet you all!


Well done for all your marvellous mathematics this week, Mrs Scholey and I think you deserve a very special treat so we would like you to virtually visit our Ice Cream Parlour shop!


Choose your favourite treat from our ice cream parlour menu below and use your marvellous mathematics to add the cost together to let us know the total cost of your virtual treat? Can you draw which coins you would use to pay for your treat? Is it less than 20p? Would you get any change from 20p? How much?

For this challenge having real money might help you.  Have a look in your money box or kindly ask grownup if they can share some coins with you (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p coins) if you have them but don’t’ worry if you haven’t, just use the coins you have.

Share your marvellous mathematics with me by emailing me at year1@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk x


Thursday 18th June

Good Morning 1D! Well done for completing our ice cream divisions, marvellous mathematics 1D! I have sent an email invitation to everyone and replied with our meeting code and password for our treasure hunt tomorrow, please just get in touch if you haven't received yours! x


Today we would like you to measure! When measuring lengths or heights, we can use non-standard units:

  • lolly sticks
  • straws
  • bricks
  • hand-spans

Can you find objects around you to measure? Choose non-standard units to measure the objects.  Describe the length using the units. Remember to measure with units that are the same length.


  • My book is equal to 10 cubes long.
  • My desk is equal to 5 sticks long.
  • My bed is equal to 12 hand-spans long.
  • My brother is equal to 9 hand-spans tall.
  • My ice cream lolly is 9 leg cubes long.



We can also measure using standard units. This time can you use a ruler or a measuring tape to measure using cm? Remember to carefully place your ruler or tape measure next to the object and begin on 0 cm.  What can you measure? Can you measure lots of different objects? Record the object and its length.



Please share your marvellous measurements with me by emailing me at year1@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk x

Wednesday 17th June

Good morning 1D, well done for using our symbols to record the mass of your objects, amazing!  This morning I am going to email and invite you all to our 'Zoom Treasure Hunt' on Friday 19th June at 11 am (Surnames A-L) or 2pm (Surnames M-W).  Please can you confirm you can attend the zoom treasure hunt by replying to my email.  Then I can send you our meeting ID and code for our exciting treasure hunt!  I hope you can all join me for our treasure hunt x


Today we are going to share our ice cream cones. You could draw pictures of 20 ice cream cones or you could represent them in different ways using marks or with everyday objects.


Can you share the 20 ice cream cones between 5 friends?

20 shared between 5 equals ____


Can you share the 20 ice cream cones between 2 friends?

20 shared between 2 equals ____


Can you share the 20  ice cream cones  between 10 friends?

20 shared between 10 equals ____


Try doing the same thing with different amounts of ice-cream cones.  Starting with the number 10, 11, 12, 13, etc.  What do you notice? Can the ice creams always be shared equally? 


Please share your ice-cream division with me by emailing me at year1@torrisholme.lancs.sh.uk x



Tuesday 16th June


Good Morning 1D! Thank you for all your amazing arrays!  Have you seen my super science challenge? I would like you to create you very own science experiment and present it on video.  Your video can show us what equipment you need and what to do step by step and what happens and why! Take a look on Torrishome TV on my super science page to be inspired by lots of your friends at Torrisholme! Our competition ends on Friday 3rd July, have fun! 


Today I would like you to find pairs of objects around you to compare and work out which is the lighter of the two and which is the heavier.  Hold one object in each hand and stretch your arms out to the side, so you are standing like a balance scale. Now compare the weights of the objects and decide which is heavier.  Can you find two objects that are equal to each other in weight?

Remember two things can be the same mass. Smaller things can sometimes be heavier than larger things.  When comparing the mass of objects, we use these words: heavier and heaviest, lighter and lightest.


Using symbols - We can use the symbols for more than and less than to compare the mass of objects.

> means more than

< means less than

= means equal to or the same

The mass of two objects might be equal to each other, too.


Comparing objects

Use the words heavier and lighter to compare the objects.

Here are some examples:

The shell is lighter than the bucket.

This is the same as writing:

The shell < the bucket.


Can you record the mass of your objects using our symbols? Share your marvellous mathematics with me by emailing me at year1@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk x

Monday 15th June

Good Morning! Thank you to everyone who joined me for our seaside quiz on Friday, it was so much fun! Please keep an eye out for your special invitation for a Zoom this week! X


On Saturday Elsa celebrated her 6th Birthday - have a look on our class gallery to see her wonderful birthday celebrations x


Welcome to marvellous mathematics week but not any old maths week...this is a seaside themed maths week.  I hope you're all going to enjoy completing the challenges just as much as we enjoyed putting them together.


Don't forget that hidden behind the icons at the top of the page are a selection of 'bite-sized' literacy and, for this week only, topic activities for you to dip in and out of during the week. A big thank you to Miss Devey who has put together this week's seaside 'pick and mix' activities for us - there's a brilliant mix of art, d&t and science challenges in there to keep you very busy!


How many ice cream sundaes are there?



There are ___ ice creams sundaes

There are ____ groups of ____ sundaes which is equal to ___

Mathematial talk:

How many ice cream sundaes are there in each picture? Do all of the pictures have an equal number of ice cream sundaes? How many equal groups can you see? This is called an array.

Can you create/draw your own ice cream array? How many ice creams in each group? How many groups? How many altogether?


Please share your marvellous mathematics with me by emailing me at year1@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk x