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Term 6 week 2 8.6.20

Term 6 week 2

Week beginning 8.6.20

Number bonds to 5


This week we are exploring different ways to make 5. We call these combinations of numbers ‘number bonds’

You might enjoy watching Number blocks episode 15 Hide and seek which looks at number bonds for 5.

You also might like to watch Jack Hartmann singing about number bonds for 5.

I Know My Number Bonds 5 | Number Bonds to 5 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Learn the number bonds for 5. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. Number bonds can also be called number partners or nu...

It is really helpful to explore making 5 in lots of different ways so that children understand that it does not matter what we use the relationships between the numbers remain the same.

Here are some ideas but I am sure that you and your child will come up with many more.

  • Using beads or hama beads (so fiddly and great for fine motor skills too!)
  • Spaghetti and Cheerios
  • Lego or wooden bricks
  • 2 colours strips of paper for paper chains
  • Candles on a cake
  • Toy animals in a field
  • Cars
  • Colouring in nails (see sheet below)
  • 5 Fred lady bird matching activity


If you want to have a go at recording what you have found out you could try the cherry model, writing number sentence or devise your own way!


If you feel you know your number bonds really well you could play ‘Ping pong’

An adult says a number e.g. 3 and you have to reply as quickly as you can with the number which makes 5.

Other episodes of number blocks which you might enjoy


This week we are thinking about how much things weigh

The language we use is heavy, light, heavier, lighter and the same.

Here is a book all about how much different animals weigh

How much does a Ladybird Weigh?

  • You could sort things by weight e.g. things which are light enough for you to lift and things which are too heavy for you to lift.
  • If you have scales you could try weighing different things to find the heaviest and lightest.
  • Cooking involves lots of weighing. Maybe you could help weigh out the ingredients in a recipe and cook something delicious for your family to share. You know lots about sharing so you can make sure everyone gets the same amount!