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Week 7- 13th July

How Many Legs?


This week's activities are based around the story 'How Many Legs?' by Kes Gray. Have a look below at the tasks we would like you to try this week. Don't forget to check the maths section for the White Rose daily math tasks linked to this text too.

Task 1

A Party Invitation

In the story ‘How many legs’ lots of animals are going to the party.

  • Have you been to a party before?
  • What did you do at the party?
  • What did you get to tell you where the party will be and the time?  An Invitation!


We would like you to pretend this is your party the animals are going to. Your task is to make an invitation so the animals know where the party is.  Don’t forget to:

  • Choose the name of an animal you would like to invite
  • Tell them where the party will be e.g. your house or a play centre.
  • Tell them the day it is happening
  • The time the party starts- Do you want the party in the morning, afternoon or evening?  


You can decorate it any way you like! Draw pictures or stick things on to your invitation to make it look nice. 

Below is a basic template you can print off or copy if you would like to or feel free to make your own. There are also some pictures of invitations to help you with ideas for decorating.

Task 2

How many legs are in your house?

In the story, the little boy finds out how many legs are at his party when everybody comes. It was a very big number, did you spot it at the end of the story? There were 174 legs in total!


Can you find out how many legs there are in your house? If you have any pets you can include these as well.


We would like you to draw a picture of all the people and animals in your house. Then we would like you to choose a way to record how many legs there are. You could do this by:

  1. Making marks e.g. drawing a line for each leg, add them together and write the total number.
  2. Write a number under each leg you have drawn to show how many there are in total.
  3. Write a sum to tell us how many legs there are altogether.

Here are examples of the methods above: