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Year 1 Addition

For many schools this is the time of year to really get stuck into addition and subtraction, especially so in Year 1 when there is a great deal to cover. At first addition can be seen as counting on, using real objects, such as having six counters and adding a further three. This might seem […]

Year 1 Number

New this week is a set of pages on part-whole models to help children understand numbers up to 20. This is just one set of a terrific collection of resources for Number in Year 1, covering in great detail the following:• Counting objects up to 10 and matching to numbers• Counting on and back in […]

Year 1: Shape

Year 1: ShapeMany schools now introduce 3D shapes before 2D shapes – this makes a lot of sense as the 2D shapes can be seen from looking at 3D shapes. Simple 3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids, cylinders, cones and spheres are introduced in Year 1 and children need plenty of practice handling them and […]

Year 1 Sorting Data

Over the last few months we have been inundated with statistics as never before and the ability to interpret graphs and charts is more important than it has ever been. It is slightly surprising therefore that statistics is not included in the new Maths Programme of Study for Year 1. We believe that children should […]

Year 1 Addition

The importance of understanding number and addition at the beginning of Year 1 cannot be underestimated, particularly at this time when most children coming into Year 1 have missed the last term of reception. It is important, therefore, to have plenty of simple addition activities to encourage knowledge of number bonds to 10. We have […]

Year 1: Money

Year 1: MoneyMoney and coins in Year 1Working with coins in practical contexts is both an effective way to become confident with money, but also helps with addition and subtraction. Undoubtably, one of the best resources in a classroom or at home is a collection of real coins or plastic coins. At the beginning of […]

Years 1, 2 and 3 Maths Mastery for Summer Term

Years 1, 2 and 3 Maths Mastery for Summer Term Maths Mastery: Summer TermA reminder that we have a tremendous collection of resources to complete the second half of the summer term for maths mastery in Years 1, 2 and 3. These are support materials taken from our main categories chosen to help those teachers […]

Year 1 Fractions

Year 1 FractionsFortunately the targets for children to achieve in Year 1 are sensible:• recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. • recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. Plenty of practical work […]

Years 1, 2 and 3 Maths Mastery for Summer Term

Years 1, 2 and 3 Maths Mastery for Summer TermDon’t forget that we already have an excellent range of support materials for the maths mastery approach for the summer term in Years 1, 2 and 3 which we have been adding to. These include: Year 1Year 1 Block 1: multiplication and divisionThe really good news […]

Year 1 Money on-screen activities

Year 1 Money on-screen activitiesOn-screen activities are a great way to strengthen and support children’s learning and counting small amounts of coins is an ideal topic. Whether it is just counting one type of coin (e.g. 1p coins or 2p coins) or finding the total of different coins (e.g. 1p and 10p) these activities give […]