Year 1: Maths
We have started following Maths - No Problem which is an approach to teaching maths developed in Singapore. The Maths - No Problem misson is that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support.
Topics are broken down into individual lessons and pupils master topics before moving on. Once children have mastered the concept they use their reasoning and problem solving skills to develop their depth of learning.
Children will work with an adult, a peer and independently. They are fully supported with accessing concrete equipment and use of visual models to support their understanding. The children get their own workbooks which focuses on 'Mastering' skills in Maths. They will also have their own maths journal to record their workings, reasoning and overall approach to set questions.
Year 1 Maths Overview
Opportunities to master and build upon mathematical skills taught in EYFS will be built into teaching and learning in Year One. At the start of the academic year, we will work on areas of learning from the Early Learing Goals in EYFS, not taught due to the school closure before moving onto our Year 1 curriculum. The areas of maths covered in Year One can be found below:
You can find more specific information about the Year One maths curriculum here: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/year-1-at-primary-school/maths-curriculum-year-1-age-5-6/
Supporting your child with maths at home
Children need lots of practice counting forwards and backwards as well as forming the digits 0-9 correctly. They should also be able to write the digits in the correct order for any two digit number (let them see that 51 is not the same as 15). By the end of Year 1, children should be able to count forwards and backwards from any given number (0-100). We will also explore counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Children also need practice counting objects and grouping to aid counting. For example, grouping into 10s can make counting more efficient. Here is an example:
Using coins and understanding their values can be tricky – try to give your child experience of looking at coins and shopping for small items.
Make maths fun, play board games, explore simple 2d and 3d shapes in the environment, ask you child to help with practical maths such as weighing, recognising coins and measuring (length and capacity).
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families (stay within addition and subtraction up to 20)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (select Number bonds to 10 and 20)