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nshreidsAge range is 4-11 in each group!!
Apart from wondering why this is better than having groups that are slightly closer in age ... here is a possibility:
Does one of the parts of the Children in Need branding still involve spots? If so then there could be a bunch of activities based around spots and dots.
For the smallest pupils there could be dots to put in groups. They could pile them up in equal size groups and find out which numbers are odd (the piles don't match) and which are even.
Slightly older pupils could discover which numbers of dots can make a rectangle that is at least 2 dots wide and long and which numbers can only be used to make a line (primes). [Circular stickers would be good for this.].
For the oldest pupils you could scatter glitter or sand on a glue-covered piece of paper and get something that is a page of random(-ish) dots. If you photocopy this and give it to the pupils the question could then be: "how many dots are there on the page?". Rather than counting every dot hey could divide the page up into squares, count a few of the squares and multiply up.
Near the end of the lesson the pupils could explain what they did to the other groups. Any use?
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