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Church of England First School



Children will recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins. Children will use their knowledge of place value to match coins with equivalent values. For example, ten 1 pence coins is equivalent to one 10 pence coin. Encourage your child to use real coins

Doubling and halving

The children have already covered doubling and halving. Remind the children that when we double a number, we add that amount again. eg double 2 is 2+2=4, 3 doubled is 3+3=6. Make links with multiplication, doubling is the same as the 2 times tables..

Halving is the opposite. Make links to division, halving is the same as sharing between 2 people or dividing by 2. There are lots of games for doubling and halving on 'Hit the button' on topmarks website to practise key skills and the children are familiar with this. 



The children having been learning the sharing method for maths division. This skills is a key skill to support more complex division strategies in Y2. They can also make links with multiplication skills. See hit the button on topmarks website which the children are familiar with. 

The children are going to be introduced to telling the time. I would start on o'clock to then move on to half past. It is worth showing and explaining seconds, minutes and hours. Including discussing length of time. e.g. seconds is shorter than minutes. minutes are longer than seconds. minutes are shorter than hours and hours are longer than minutes. You could show this with things you might do that would take seconds (touch your toes) minutes (watch a program or read a book) hours sleeping. Also how many e.g. star jumps can you do in seconds and minutes. For telling the time lots of practical using an analogue clock e.g. once the time Mr Wolf. There is lots of phone apps for analogue clock faces.

Keep practising so children can draw hands and represent time and read hands and record a time e.g. 6 o'clock. 

O'clock first then move onto half past.

Once your child is confident you can move onto quarter to and quarter past but children do find this challenging.

Keep going adults and children you are doing an AMAZING JOB!!!!!!!


WE CAN AND WE WILL !!!!!!!!!   

To start the term back children should practise addition and subtraction number sentences within 20 and 30. Pitch your questions so your child can solve independently or have slight support. Children would be given a number line, 100 square or use the skill of biggest number in their head and if the adding number is 10 or less count on with fingers.  


Children are also expected to solve addition and subtraction word problems in preparation for Year 2. Children can practise with these and if completed you could create your own word problems for your child. 


The Year 1 team have been so proud of the work ethic and effort the children have put across all subjects this year including maths. The children have been using the 100 square to count forward and backwards in 2s, 5s, 10s and 1s from any given number. 


The children have been learning the vital foundations and processes in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 


The children have been practising how to multiply and divide using the grouping method (see guidance).    


adding and taking away within 20. (using a number line and or 100 square and biggest number in your head and count on with fingers if it is 10 or less.)  


The children having been learning the grouping method for maths multiplication. This skills is a key skill to support more complex multiplication strategies in Y2.