In Maths we have been working hard counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 as well as counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens. We have been doing this through lots of coin investigations and skip counting, which we enjoyed because we get to shout out multiple numbers! Skip counting helps the children hear the pattern in the number system. We placed the multiples on a blank number stick and started by benchmarking the friendly numbers like 0, 5 and 10 which we are very familiar with by now in Year One.
We have also been sorting and grouping coins by size, colour and shape. We retrieved some past learning by ‘unsticking’ it from our memories – that the 20p shape is called a heptagon because it has 7 sides!
When talking about number patterns, we have been using the vocabulary of odd and even numbers to reinforce their place value which built on our learning from the Autumn Term.
How you can help at home:
– recognise different denominations of coins and notes. Are there any other coins from other countries you could introduce your child to?
– practise counting by reciting numbers and counting. Scratch Garden on Youtube have some which we would recommend: https://www.youtube.com/watch