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Year 1 Maths

W/b 13.07.2020


This week in Year 1 we will start to learn how to tell the time. This is a new concept for children which hasn't been covered in school yet. Year 1 children only need to know o'clock and half past the hour, but if you feel your child is ready, you can progress to quarter past and quarter to and so on. At this stage they only look at an analogue clock. Please encourage your child to tell the time as much as possible, as it is a difficult concept for them to grasp and the more practice, the better!


With our sports day topic this week, they could also explore using a stop watch. How many star jumps can you do in 30 seconds? How fast can you run around the garden? They can time someone else too.


They will also love playing a game of 'What's the time, Mr Woolf?' They can even make their own clock with the clock art sheet


Have fun learning!

WB 06.07.20. 

This week in year 1 maths we will be learning about money. Click on the star below to find the work for this week. 

W/b 29.6.20 Place value to 100

This week we are moving on the place value knowledge to numbers up to 100. Please be aware that in school we only covered numbers up to 50 and therefore children might not yet be confident with working with higher numbers. If you feel that your child needs to go back to practise numbers up to 50, please feel free to do so! As always, take things at your child's pace.

W/b 22.06.20 Arrays, Grouping & Sharing


This week we will keep exploring multiplication and division, by looking at arrays, doubles and equal groupings. Please use the video links to get your child to explore this topic. Children begin to make arrays by making equal groups and building them up in columns or rows. We will also explore doubling with numbers up to 20. Please reinforce their understanding that ‘double’ is two groups of a number or an amount, for example two groups of 2. We also start to look at sharing as a model of division. The children will use 1 : 1 correspondence to share concrete objects into equal groups. They also need to be given the opportunity to see when a number of objects cannot be shared equally into equal groups. You can ask questions such as: 

  • How can I share the objects equally?
  • How many equal groups am I sharing the objects into?
  • Are the groups equal?
  • Are there any left over?

The children should be encouraged to use concrete objects and draw pictorial representations to help them. At this stage children do not explore multiplication and division formally.

Extra Activities

Here are some challenges and games your child can do if they want to do some extra work. The challenges are at different levels, so please choose the correct level for your child. 

(Select Level 1)


This week in Year 1 maths we are learning about multiplication and division. Click on the star above to find this week's learning activities. 

8.6.20 - Mass and capacity


Being at home provides lots of fantastic learning opportunities to look at mass and capacity. We are sure all of you have already done plenty of baking but children can also weigh random items in the house, guess their weight before measuring and compare these. With the weather being so generous, children can also spend time outside playing with different sized containers and filling them with water and other liquids, experimenting with these to find out more about capacity.


Week 6: Revisiting length and height


We hope you have had a lovely and relaxing half term!


This week we are revisiting length and height using the White Rose Maths materials. We are revisiting concepts already studied in school this year to help the children to master them. We hope this also makes home learning easier and will put children in a secure position for returning to school where they can continue their learning journey. 


Below you will find links to tutorial videos for each lesson which can be found in the first document. This should help parents with understanding and explaining the methods used in this specific programme. Then there are follow up worksheets and answers.


As always, there is no expectation for you to get all the work done within a week as everyone learns at a different pace. Your family's mental and emotional well-being should be the absolute priority. We are thankful for any school work you manage with the children and send you a huge well done for keeping going and making things as smooth for your children as possible. We are all in this together. laugh

Additional practical ideas for getting Maths learning through everyday life experiences:


Do some baking at home and carefully measure all the ingredients.


Go on a mini beast hunt in the garden. Can you keep a tally of how many worms, bees, woodlice, ladybirds etc can you find? Can you make a tally chart or draw a pictogram to record your findings? You could also do this with toys around the home: how many green teddies, how many blue?


Have a teddy bear tea party - can you order your teddies from smallest to largest?


Grow your own sunflower from seed. Keep a diary with pictures and record your measurements on how tall your sunflower is each week. Who can grow the tallest sunflower?


Go on a nature scavenger hunt - what 2D and 3D shapes can you find? Can you use twigs to make a triangle,  a rectangle, a pentagon or a hexagon? Challenge yourself to make a 3D shape with twigs and string. What is the biggest shape you can make? Take some pictures!


Make up your own exercise programme, doing fun exercises in the garden or your living room. How many star jumps will you do, how many high knees, touch your toes with your left hand, run to the fence and back, hop on one leg? Then do it with a friend and use a stopwatch to time each other.


Make your own potions, using whatever you have at home (make sure you check with an adult first!) and measure the ingredients. You could mix 100 ml of water with 5 drops of food colouring and 20 ml or sunflower oil and see what happens. Then mix in some flower petals or glitter. Write down the ingredients (and measurements) of your favourite potion so we can share them!


Maths Art- Use a piece of squared paper and some felt tips to make beautiful patterns. Or cut out different 2D shapes on coloured paper (triangles, squares, diamonds, circles, hexagons) and turn them into your own piece of art.


Your teachers are working hard to plan, create and upload resources for you whilst the school is closed. The links below are currently being updated and will be moved further up the page once ready.