### Planning and Activities

**Day 1 Teaching**Draw faces on a bus on a w/b. Model how we subtract by counting back when 1 or 2 get off the bus. There are 7 on the bus and 2 get off. 7, 6, 5. We count back 2. Record 7 – 2 = 5. Repeat.

**Group activities**

-- Work out how many dogs are left in the rescue centre and how many people are left on the bus.

**Day 2 Teaching**Show 5 red & 5 yellow pegs on a hanger. How many pegs? Children put up 10 fingers. Remove 1 peg. Children fold 1 finger. How many are left? What number sentence can we write? Repeat.

**Group activities**

Use the 'Spot the Difference' in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.

Or use these activities:

**-- Make a tower of cubes and take away the number on the dice. Record the number sentence.**

**Day 3 Teaching**Show 5 beads on a 20-bead bar. Count on 2, saying 6, 7 as you slide beads. Children mimic on fingers. Record 5 + 2 = 7. How many if we take 2 beads away? Put the 2 beads back. Children fold 2 fingers. We are back where we started!

**Group activities**

-- Work out how much money is left when a child spends some and then earns some back.

-- Explore the relationship between adding and subtracting.

**Day 4 Teaching**Count 5 cubes into a tin and ask how many. Drop another cube in. And now? Repeat. And now? Record addition. Take out 2 cubes, 1 by 1. How many now? Record subtraction. Repeat.

**Group activities**

Use the 'Spot the Difference' in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.

Or use these activities:

**-- Game with towers of cubes. Taking away and adding numbers to see who can reach 10 or 0 cubes the first!**

**Day 5 Teaching**Show a word problem about dogs in a rescue centre. Model how to solve this using fingers or cubes. Write a matching calculation and repeat with other stories.

**Group activities**

-- Practical number stories using equipment to work them out and creating leaf posters to show the number sentences.