Year 1: week 1 (number knowledge and geometry)

This week we read and write the numbers 1-10, use instructions for moving around, and describe shapes around the house.

This page suggests activities for each day. Click to download a printable PDF to help keep track of progress.


Day 1

Number knowledge

  • Go to the activity Pipe Cleaner Numbers.

  • Start with numbers 1 to 10 but if these are already known work with numbers greater than 10.  Work on 2-3 numbers each day.
  • Playdough, wool or written numbers can be used instead of pipe cleaners.

Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity Hide and Seek and play task 1: Hide the treasure.

Day 2

Number knowledge

Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity Hide and Seek and play task 2: Where to now?.

Day 3

Number knowledge

Geometry activity

  • Play the game I spy a four-sided shape.
  • In this game you play a version of ‘I spy’ that helps your child focus on the shapes around them and the number of sides the shapes have.

Day 4

Number knowledge

Geometry activity

  • Play the game "I spy a three-sided shape".

  • In today’s version of the game focus on shapes with three sides, following a similar format to yesterday.


Day 5

Number knowledge

  • Go to the activity Spot the Numeral and go on a hunt looking for numbers in and around your home.

Geometry activity 

  • Go to the activity Roll or not roll and sort objects according to whether they have curved or flat surfaces.