# Maths

Reception

To compare two small groups of up to five objects, saying when there are the same number in each group, e.g. You’ve got two. Same!

To estimate the number of things, showing an understanding of relative size.

This week, whilst playing with your child, can they estimate how many things they have got in front of them? How could they check. Have you got more or less in front of you? What does your child think. Can you check? I wonder what that number looks like. Write it down or show them a number card.

Now, group their toys into 2 groups. Do they recognise when the groups are the same and when they are different? How do they know. Model how to count each group, moving the toys as you go (modelling one-to one correspondence). Could you line up the toys (if they are the same size - e.g. duplo bricks) and then see if one line is longer than the other. What does this mean? The longest line has more, the shortest line has less. How many more? How many less? Repeat through out the week. Could they sort out the cutlery for tea time? Could they sort out the clean socks? Are there a certain number of one colour? Group them and count.

To begin to subitise larger numbers by subitising smaller groups within the number.

See below for some top tips to help your child subitise larger numbers and have fun, fun, fun with Maths.

Year One

To represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10.

Look at top tips 6, 7 and 9 above. Represent 10 with similarly sized objects (your child could find the objects on your walk or from around the house). Look at the objects and practise your subitising skills. Can they begin to group the 10 objects in different ways? Therefore making number bonds to 10. Practise every day and see your child progress. By the end of the week, can your child find two numbers that equal ten. Can they tell you how many more will make ten if you take a number away? e.g. Cover up 6 conkers. You need 4 more to make 10. Can they begin to represent the calculations as a number sentence? e.g. 10-6=4 or 6+4=10.

To recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quality.

Follow  the PowerPoint below to find half.

Can you find half of each shape?

Let's move on to finding half of different quantities. Follow the PowerPoint below.

Practise what you have learnt practically or use the worksheet below. (Choose the page most appropriate for your child).

Here are some problems that you could solve to further consolidate your learning.

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