### Planning and Activities

**Day 1**

Locate on lines, compare and order negative and positive numbers. Count in steps back through zero on lines.

**Further Teaching with Y6**

Write pairs of numbers between –10 and 10 with a difference of 7. Create today’s ‘Top tip for tests’.**Group Activities: T with Y6**

Y5 -- Play a game to practise counting back through 0 to –20 and beyond.

-- Repeatedly subtract from the first number in a given pair to exactly reach the second.

Y6 -- Sketch number lines to help solve word problems using positive and negative numbers.

-- Find the difference between pairs of 2-digit numbers, one of them negative.

**Day 2**

Children estimate a mystery number marked on a 200,000 to 300,00 line, zooming in on sections. Round to the nearest 100,000, 10,000 and 1000. Repeat with a line between 500,000 and 600,000.**Further Teaching with Y6**

Children use digits 1 to 7 to make whole numbers between 3 million and 4 million. Ask them to hold up numbers according to digits in given positions. Some children place their numbers on a 3,000,000 to 4,000,000 line. Children write numbers which round up/down to 6,000,000. End with today’s ‘Top tip for tests’.**Group Activities: T with Y6**

Y5 *Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Lost digit’ as today’s group activity.*

Or, use these activities:

-- Sketch number lines to help round population figures to the nearest 10,000 and 100,000.

-- Play bingo games rounding 6-digit numbers to the nearest 100,000, 10,000, then 1000.

Y6 -- Complete rounding and place value problems.