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Year 1: More on Number Squares

Year 1: More on Number Squares We have just published an interesting set of worksheets which ask children in year 1 to fill in the missing numbers in part of a number square. Completing the square from left to right or right to left will show that children can count on and back in ones. […]

Year 1 Assessment Paper

Year 1 Assessment Paper Parents often ask us if we have any assessment papers which will help them know just how well their child is doing; if their child is really on track or not. What parents are really looking for is some way to see if the national curriculum objectives for a particular year […]

Year 1 ordering numbers

Year 1 ordering numbers It may sound quite simple, but many children take a long time to master counting and ordering numbers up to 100. I have known children who, even in the upper primary age range, have been unsure about counting up to 100, yet they have been expected to deal with calculating with […]

Learning to tell the time

Learning to tell the time One of the most important things children learn is to tell the time. The new programme of study expects more of children at a younger age than before and it is worth taking a peep at what children are expected to do in each year up to Year 4. In […]

Money and coins in Year 1

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

Year 1 subtraction – intelligent practice

Year 1 subtraction – intelligent practice. Our recent ‘Addition – intelligent practice’ sets of worksheets have proved to be very popular and so we have moved forward the publication of a similar set of pages on subtraction. These are sets of four quick-fire mental questions which encourage children to think about the procedural operation of […]

Intelligent practice year 1

Intelligent practice year 1 The new mathematics curriculum reflects the content of high achieving south-east Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan and South Korea. Part of this approach is what has become known as ‘intelligent practice’. This involves providing activities and practice questions which do more than just repeating a mechanical process. Instead children work […]

Year 1: more than and less than

Year 1 updated: More than and less than As well as producing new material we are also constantly looking to improve and update our resources and we have just made some great improvements to our Year 1 worksheets on More Than or Less Than. With better fonts and clearer images we feel these are a […]

Year 1 Finding halves

Year 1 Finding halves It is important to get off to a good start with fractions as many children find them very difficult to calculate with later on. There are two ways to think of fractions. One way is to see a fraction as a part of one whole one. This requires making equal sized […]

Year 1 addition

Year 1 addition updates Children in Year 1 need a huge amount practice if they are going to successfully learn to add and subtract. With over 150 pages on addition alone we have an excellent set of resources, but the good news is that we are still adding to them.  This gives you more choice […]