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Greenhaw Primary School

Topics & Activities

January

Measures

To name and order the months of the year

 

 

Key language: Month names, days, week, fortnight, year (leap year), shortest/ longest

Talk about important dates in the calendar. Know when their birthday month is. Can they name and order the months of the year. Talk about Festivals e.g. Christmas/ Halloween know what month these fall on. Discuss seasonal events and changes throughout the year.

Extension: do they know how many days are in each month, days in a fortnight? What is a leap year?

 
 

February

Number

To explore the composition of numbers to 50/ 100 as tens and units

Key language:

Two digits, larger, smaller, difference, place value, tens and units

Read and identify numbers up to at least 100 when they are out and about e.g. their house number, birthday cards, number plates, buses.

Talk about reading and recording numbers in the correct order e.g. 21 not 12.

Make numbers at home with magnetic letters or pencil and paper. E.g. write a number larger than 50, smaller than 75. Write the number with 5 tens and 7 units

Using  a selection of numbers make the largest/ smallest 2 digit number

 
 

March

Money

Key Language:

1p, 2p, 5p, 2op, 50p, £1, count, How much?  altogether, spend,  cost, change

 

Ideas to support at home:

Let children handle and play with real coins. Recognise and name the coins. Make different amounts with the coins. Use same totals but different coins. Play shop games. Allow the children to buy an item at the shop and pay for it. Check their change.

 
 

April

Shape

Key Language:

Angle, corners, quarter turn, right-angle,

90 degrees,

 

Ideas to support at home:

Ask children to find right-angled corners in their home and when out and about. Make their own cardboard right-angled checkers at home (use a corner of an old envelope/ page for checking).  Play a games- how many right angles in this object? 

 
 

May

Shape

To understand what a Tangram is.

Key language: Tangrams, triangle, parallelogram, diamond, seven shapes

Talk about how many shapes make a Tangram. The differences between the triangles. Explore how a Tangram can be put back together. Design some pictures using the Tangram shapes which all must touch each other when completed

 

Extension: Can they design their own ‘Tangram’ using different shapes?

 
 

September

To count , read, write and order whole numbers initially to 20 progressing to at least 100

To recognise numbers in our environment

Number to 20 / 50 /100

Key Language:

Count on

Count back

The number before/ after/ between

Even numbers

Odd numbers

Ideas for Helping:

Revise counting numbers to 20 and above. Count out larger numbers of objects/ home utensils. Counting when out and about e.g. steps/ stairs/ shells/ toys

Recognise numbers in their environment and home e.g. house numbers, computer keyboard, road signs, supermarket etc.

Recognise numbers on coins e.g. 10, 20, 50

 
 

October

To talk about ways we can pay for goods eg Cash, cheques, credit/ debit cards

To recognise coins in everyday life

To investigate ways of making different amounts of money up to 5p / 10p/ 20p

Carry out shopping activities and games requiring giving change out of 5p/ 10p / 20p

Key Language:

Coins/ bronze/ silver

Change

How much?

Till, receipt, total, bill, check out

Ideas for Helping:

Handling and identifying real coins in their home, counting out different amounts.

Playing shopping games.

Assisting to do simple shopping errands using real money i.e. going to the mobile

 
 

November

To recognise and describe with prompting 2-D / 3-D shapes

 

To sort 2-D /3-D shapes in different ways

 

To give reasons for sorting 2-D /3-D shapes

Key Language:

Square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon

 

Pyramid, cylinder, sphere, cone, cuboid

Faces/ corners/ edges

Sort

Ideas for Helping:

Finding 2-D / 3-D shapes in their home, talking about these and sort them.

Make simple 2-D pictures

Building constructions with 3-D toys (lego, blocks)

Looking for 2-D/ 3-D shapes in their local environment e.g buildings, bins, street furniture

Collect different 3-D shapes

 
 

December

To explore and count numbers within 50/ 100 e.g. count in 5s, 10s forwards/ backwards from a given number

 

To explore simple number sequences

Key Language:

Numbers,                   number bonds (2 - 10),

count on, count back     (2s, 5s, 10s)

 

Ideas for Helping:

Counting out presents, cards, decorations, sweets in sets of 2s, 5s, 10s.

Play cracker/ presents games on topmarks website.

Use magnetic numbers and arrange in different sequences.

 
 

Web Links

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