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Exclamation mark worksheets for Year 1 and 2

Exclamation mark worksheets for Year 1 and Year 2 We have just added some further worksheets on punctuation for younger children, covering question marks, exclamation marks and commas. Whilst there is a definite rule for when to use a question mark, it is more a matter of choice when to use an explanation mark. Exclamation […]

Year 1 Geometry Programme of Study (statutory requirements)

Year 1 Geometry Programme of Study Geometry replaces the old shape and space categories and is in two parts: a. properties of shapes b. position and direction. Properties of shapes Pupils should be taught to: •    recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including: 2-D shapes (e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles) 3-D […]

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Year 1: Measurement Programme of Study (statutory requirements)

There is a great deal more in Measurement now, including money and time. Here are the statutory requirements: Measurement Pupils should be taught to: •    compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights (e.g. long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half) mass or weight (e.g. heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than) capacity/volume (full/empty, more than, less than, […]

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Year 1: Fractions Programme of Study (statutory requirements)

Fractions is a brand new category for Year 1: in the past it was part of the division section. The new statutory requirements are: Pupils should be taught to: •    recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity •    recognise, find and name a quarter […]

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Counting up to 20 in Year 1

It is very easy to assume that children can count, but it is something that does need practice. Rhymes such as ‘One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive….’ are really helpful when beginning to learn to count but there are less of these when it comes to the teen numbers. The […]

Maths worksheets for wet breaks: Year 1

With winter now upon us and playtimes and breaks often disrupted by rain it’s always useful to have some educational fun resources to pass away the time. This week we have published three more wordsearches for year 1, all of which have a mathematical slant. They include writing numbers to ten and vocabulary connected to […]

More caterpillar counting

This investigation is aimed at younger children, probably years one or two, although it can be used with older children to explore all possible combinations and reflections. There are many routes through the caterpillar, the shortest possible going through 5 circles. How many different ways of going through 5 circles can be found? How can […]

New Reading Assessment

If your child is in year 1 then you may well have heard about the new reading assessment that will be carried out during June of this year. It is called the Phonic Screening Check Assessment. This is certainly nothing to worry about as it is designed to see if children have the skills of […]

Making subtraction number stories

Here we have the second set of pages about making number stories, this time linked to subtraction. It is a good idea to read the subtraction number sentence out loud and discuss what kind of story could be written. Say out loud one or two before writing down a sentence. Whilst they should be kept […]

Making addition number stories

One of the most important skills a parent can give to their child is the ability to listen and respond. Making up short stories together is a great way to do this. It is also important do do this in mathematics. By spending time together building up a story, your child is learning to understand […]