Reception Maths worksheets by School Year
Do you know the difference between a cube and a cuboid? Ask your mum or dad to help you find objects shaped like a cube and a cuboid. Now take them around your house and look for more cubes and cuboids! Draw the objects you find in the table.
At the school fair the children had to estimate how many sweets were in the jar. Look at their estimates and see who got it right. Now draw some sweets in this jar and ask an adult to make an estimate.
Estimating is the big word for a ‘clever guess’. Look at these pictures. Without counting, estimate – make a clever guess – how many there are. Then check your estimate by counting and write the actual amount underneath.
Can you draw something that is longer, shorter, taller or smaller than these objects?
You will need to use some of the real things in your house for this activity – ask your mum or dad to help you find them. Then see if you can do these tricky sums.
When you double a number you add it to itself, so double 5 means 5 + 5. Use the teddy number line to help you solve these double problems!
Cut out the dinosaurs below. Choose two dinosaurs to add together using the number line above to help. Can you do this 6 times?
Look! You’ve got a new pair of hands! Cut them out and write all the numbers from 1 to 10 on them, one each on every thumb and finger. Now count in tens, holding these two hands. Each time you count a ten hold up the hands!
Can you count how many candles are on each birthday cake and write the number underneath? Draw a picture showing how many candles will be on your next birthday cake!
Can you count these objects and write how many there are?
Look at these patterns. Can you carry them on? What comes next in each one?
Look for pairs of objects from around your home. Hold them (one in each hand) and decide which is heaviest. Use the table below to show what you have found out.
Can you do these addition problems? Use your fingers or count the objects to help you!
Roll the dice, then find something around your house or garden that is that shape. Draw the things you find in the chart on the next page.
Can you use these shapes to make a picture, then colour it in? Say the names of the shapes as you use them – why not make a house using a square and then add a triangle for the roof?
Let's get weighing! Choose something to use to weigh items against, perhaps a bag of sugar or a can of beans. Go around the house testing to see whether it is heavier or lighter than other things. In one circle draw items that are heavier; in the other draw the items you find that are lighter.
Let's get measuring. Look at your hand. Stretch it out as big as it can go. The distance from your thumb to your little finger is called your hand span. Go around your house finding things that are smaller and things that are larger than your hand span. Write them in these circles.
Let's have some fun with measuring height. Find the items listed and use them to measure the things around you (for example, draw something that is heavier than a can of beans). Why do you think we call this non-standard measuring?
Look at the items in the table. Can you find them in your home? How many can you find? Count them and fill in the table!
Add an extra learning dimension to family game time – try one of our Cool Maths board games and help reinforce your child's knowledge of number bonds, percentages and fractions while you play. Compiled by deputy headteacher Matt Revill and packed with 20 games, this maths learning pack covers all the key skills your child will need to master as part of the primary numeracy curriculum.