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You were all fantastic at identifying which groups had 'more' and which had 'fewer' last week. We are going to move onto learning how to combine two groups to find the whole (how many there are altogether) this week. 


Take a look at our Power Maths picture below. We can see some plants in red pots and we can see some plants in blue pots. How many red are there? How many blue are there? How many plants are there altogether? How can we work this out?




There are 3 plants in red pots. There are 2 plants in blue pots. To find out how many there are altogether I am going to count them all. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - there are 5 plants altogether. 


Recap: Are there more red or more blue? Are there fewer red or fewer blue? 


Today I would like you to have a go at combining two groups to find the total/whole/how many altogether using practical games and activities at home. Click on the link below to see a Twinkl document full of lovely ideas. For example, put apples in one bowl and pears in another, how many pieces of fruit have you got altogether? 


Twinkl - Practical Ideas - Combining two groups to find the total