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New! Year 1 Sharing in Years 1 and 2

New! Year 1 Sharing in Years 1 and 2 Bright, fun illustrations are just what’s needed to help children understand the process of sharing equally. Whether it’s apples, monsters, ducks or strawberries there should be something to interest everyone. The key to this work is to remember that sharing equally does not just mean sharing […]

Year 1 Activities

Year 1 ActivitiesIt’s good to get left and right sorted out and what better way than to have a quick-fire on-screen activity. This is just one of several new on-screen activities for Year 1 children. Others include finding days of the week and identifying a quarter of a shape (in our Multiplication and Division category). […]

Year 1 Measuring Capacity

Year 1 Measuring Capacity At the beginning of Year 1 measuring is usually in terms of comparisons, using non-standard units (eg hand spans) to decide which is longer, taller, heavier, lighter etc. Lots of practical activity is needed and there is also plenty of opportunity to get wet when measuring jugs of water! Encourage children […]

Year 1 Measurement On-screen Activities

A great deal of fun can be had helping children to understand measurement and standard units. The language of measurement, using terms such as longest, tallest and shortest, can be introduced as children are asked to put a selection of items in order of size. At first measurement can be done using non-standard units such […]

New! Counting in Year 1

Counting in Year 1At first in Year 1 children will gain confidence with counting, reading and writing numbers to 20. They will be able to identify and represent numbers in different ways including matching groups or pictures of objects to numbers. Our latest set of pages does just this, representing teen numbers in a variety […]

On-screen Shape Activities for Year 1

By the end of Year 1 children will be expected to identify simple 2D and 3D shapes. The main 2D shapes are rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles and we have just published an on-screen activity to help with identifying all these shapes. For 3D shapes children are asked to recognise cubes, pyramids, cones and […]

Year 1 Number: More or Less

At the beginning of Year 1 children will practice placing numbers on a number track and then the language of one more and one less will be introduced. They need to know that one more is the number after the starting number and one less is the number before and should use their counting skills […]

Year 1 Money

Working with money in Year 1 is a great way to consolidate number skills, especially counting on and back and finding small totals. Our latest sets of pages involve plenty of practical activity. For example, on the first page children are asked to colour in the number of pennies that match a 5p coin. One […]

Year 1: bar models to help with addition and subtraction

Bar modelling is a powerful visual method of helping children with their calculating. The term is used extensively in Singapore where children make excellent progress with Maths and is now being used more and more in this country. It is a pictorial approach to calculating, using visual models and is a half way step between […]

Year 1 Number On-screen Practice

As children move on to the summer term it is important that they have the opportunity to re-inforce their new knowledge of working with larger numbers as often as possible. Five minutes of fun maths, squeezed in during the day, will ensure that skills learned recently are not forgotten and our harder on-screen number activities […]