This resource is aimed at infant or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on number bonds up to 10 with a cat theme.
Cut up the sheets into 11 separate cards and laminate each of them individually. Pupils should look at the number on the cat on the left side of each card, decide what number must be added to it to make 10 and place a peg on the correct answer on the right side of the card from the three options given.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write numbers but can count. It is a way for them to demonstrate their understanding of number bonds. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on.
This activity could also be used as an independent work task completed by a pupil in their work station.