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Maths at Home

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in key stage 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This should involve working with numerals, words and the four operations, including with practical resources.

At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching should also involve using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money and enable children to see maths in a real-life context.

 By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value, e.g. how many tens and ones a 2-digit number has. An emphasis on practice at this early stage will aid fluency. Pupils should be able to read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their reading and spelling knowledge from Key Stage One.

The following websites will support your child’s learning in Maths:

Please visit http://nrich.maths.org/ The Home of rich mathematics.

Please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/education Useful resources from the BBC for all Key Stages.

Please visit https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting Maths games for children aged 5-7

Please visit https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares 100 square splat to help the children spot number patterns, support timetables and for basic counting

Please visit https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/numberFrames interactive numicon resource

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