Learning By Topic KS1: Unicorns and Mathematics

Draw unicorns on the shape of the numbers 0-9. (Cross Curricular: Art)

Create your own unicorn themed dot-to-dot, have your numbers go up by twos and then see if a family member or friend can complete it! Top Tip: This activity can be repeated for counting by fives and tens.

Carry out a survey about unicorns (for example you might ask friends and family if they like unicorns or if they think unicorns are real). Draw unicorn horns for your tally marks.

Now represent your data in a bar graph.

Design and construct a unicorn horn out of cardboard (you can of course decorate it too), what 3D shape have you made? Can you list any of this shapes properties? (Cross Curricular: Art and DT)

Mould some unicorn horns of various lengths out of play dough or plasticine. Use a ruler to measure how many centimetres long each horn is. Record using the abbreviation for centimetres (cm). Top Tip: This is a great opportunity to introduce/revisit estimating too – will the next horn be longer or shorter? Estimate how many centimetres the next horn will be etc.

Order your moulded unicorn horns in descending order.

After making your batch of unicorn slime from your science experiment, stretch and tear it, forming around 6 ‘blobs’ of different sizes. Using kitchen scales weigh each blob in grams. Record measurements in ascending order. Top Tip: Estimating would be a great concept to try here too – will the next blob of slime be lighter or heavier than the last?