Learning By Topic KS1 and KS2: Going On Holiday and Mathematics

When are you next going on holiday? How many months until you go? How many weeks? (KS2 extension: How many days? How many hours and for a challenge how many minutes?)

KS2 activity: A long distance international flight will often have a luggage weight limit of 30 kilograms. How many members in your family? What would be your combined weight limit? Can you convert this into grams?

If there are 150 passengers on a plane and they can all take 30kg of luggage, how many kilograms of luggage can the plane carry (a grown up can write some similar word problems for you; perhaps also thinking about carry on luggage weight limit).

Planning a holiday is very exciting, however holidays can also be very expensive! Create a holiday budget, thinking about what you will need to spend money on (is it an all inclusive holiday package or will you be spending money on food?) How much will you need per day? Also consider any sightseeing activities that cost money and souvenirs! Calculate the total.

KS2: Create a number code for the alphabet (e.g. a =1 b=2 be a bit more adventurous than this example) write your theme words using this code – can anyone crack your codes?!

KS2: Now ask an adult to write some addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums in this code. Can you decode these and then solve them?

KS1: Create a picture of an aeroplane using 2D shapes. (CC: Art)

KS2: Sketch a picture of an aeroplane using 3D shapes. Grid paper may be useful for this activity. (CC: Art)

KS1 & KS2: What 2D and 3D shapes have you drawn? Can you list/label the properties for each shape e.g. number of faces and vertices for 3D shapes and number of sides and corners for 2D shapes.