Year 1: week 4 (number knowledge and probability) 

This week we focus on learning about halves and quarters and we investigate some beginning probability concepts.

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


Day 1

Number knowledge

Probability activity


Day 2

Number knowledge

  • Today we use a similar activity to day one except that we use strips of paper.
  • Make strips of paper of various lengths and then cut each one into 2 equal parts (1/2) and then 4 equal parts (1/4).
  • Check that they are “equal” parts.

Probability activity


Day 3

Number knowledge

  • Go to the activity Make a whole and follow the instructions.

Probability activity

  • Talk to a family member about what you see as you walk around your neighbourhood.
  • Draw pictures of three things:
    • Something that you always see
    • Something that you sometimes see
    • Something that you never see
  • Write the words always, sometimes, never under the pictures.

Day 4

Number knowledge

Probability activity

  • Talk to a family member about the things they see around your home.
  • Draw (or find online) pictures of three things:
    • something that you always see
    • something that you sometimes see (eg flowers in a vase, or bananas in a fruit bowl, a fly on the window).
    • something that you never see
  • Write the words always, sometimes, never under the pictures.

Day 5

Number knowledge

Probability activity

  • Look at the objects from this At school activity card. Sort them into things that you will see, maybe and never see.