In the summer term, we will begin to learn about measurement. We will be introducing length, height, mass and weight to the children. You could bake a cake at home and ask your child to measure the ingredients for you! They could measure their height, and compare it to their adult's height!
We will also begin to look at formal methods of multiplication, and introduce division. We will then move onto looking at halves and quarters. Challenge your child by cutting up pizza into halves and quarters!
Then we will be looking at positions and direction. Does your child know their left and right? Do they know what it means to be above, under, over, next to?
After half term, we will begin to look at numbers to 100. Count to 100 and add within 100 to support your child with this!
We will look at time towards the end of summer term. You can help your child with this by reading the time with them.
Finally, we will be looking at money. You can help your child with this by asking them to pay for items at the shop.
In Spring term the children will be using what they learnt in Autumn term (numbers to 20) to add and subtract within 20.
Once secure with numbers to 20, the children will move on to learn about numbers to 50.
At the end of Spring term the children will look at measurement. They will begin with length and height, and then move onto learn about weight and volume.
How can I support my child in maths?
In Year 1 it is vital that children are able to form numbers 1 - 100. You can support your child in doing this by asking them to practice writing numbers. Children sometimes struggle with the 'teen' numbers and so focusing on this is really helpful in Year 1!
While it is important that children can form numbers, they must also know what the number represents. You can practice this at home by showing an amount and asking your child to write the number that corresponds to the amount shown. You could do this with their toys or sweets.
Practicing addition and subtraction questions (such as 4 + 2 = 6, 12 + 5 = 17, 10 - 1 = 9 and 17 - 5 = 12) are so useful to help your child to thrive in maths. Try not to ask them questions that 'cross the ten' such as 12 - 4 = 8, unless your child is confident with questions like the ones listed above. You can also ask your child to create fact families. Here is the fact family for 10, you could create a fact family for another number such as 7.
In Year 1 the children learn the names and properties of 3D and 2D shapes. You could hunt for these shapes around the house, or while out and about and ask your child to describe the shape to you. The shapes we learn are listed below.
In Year 1 children begin to learn how to compare measurements such as time, length, height, weight and mass. You can support your child by practicing reading scales at home and baking or reading the time!