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Time in Year 1

Time in Year 1 Children begin to understand and use the vocabulary related to time from an early age. In Reception they will be introduced to the names of days of the week and other terms such as today, yesterday and tomorrow. This will be continued in Year 1, with much of the work being […]

Teaching about money in year 1

Teaching about money in year 1 We have a great selection of money worksheets for Year 1 children, but have just added four more sets. Traditionally children have been introduced to coins first and the class shop usually had items costing pence rather than pounds. However, with children now expected to recognise and know the […]

Weekly Maths Programme for Year 1

Weekly Maths Programme for Year 1 Our Year 1 Weekly Programme has proved to be very popular and we are pleased to announce that we have now upgraded it to meet the challenges of the new primary curriculum starting in September. The programme makes selecting the maths for the week so much easier and in […]

Ordering Numbers in Year 1

Updated Ordering Numbers in Year 1 Once children are happy with counting on and back in ones they can begin to order a set of small numbers and position them on a number line. Placing things in order can come up in many practical situations in school and at home, including giving out pens, paints, […]

Prefix worksheets

Prefix worksheets A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change the word’s meaning. For example the prefix over can be put in front of confident to make a new word, overconfident. Prefixes are one of those subjects that many children find fascinating as it gives them an insight into […]

Story writing for young children

Story writing for young children We have had several requests for material on short story writing for young children following our very successful first four sets and we are pleased to announce a great new range of story writing topics, or ‘composition’ as the new primary curriculum calls it. From pirates to surfers, from dragons […]

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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