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Spring term

 

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?

 

Number 

 

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. 

 

 

Shape

 

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. 

 

Measurement 

 

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!

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