Lockdown Maths Learning at Home


By the summer term of Year 1 children would be working on the following mathematical skills:

  • Counting to 100 forwards and backwards
  • One more and one less than any number to 100
  • Tens and ones in any given number to 100
  • Number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20
  • Adding and taking away within 20
  • Counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
  • Doubles and halves
  • Finding a half and a quarter of an object, shape or number up to 20
  • O’clock and half past time games
  • Recognising 2D and 3D shapes
  • Measuring and comparing two objects (heavy/light, full/empty, more full, half full etc) using weight, height, length and capacity

White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize Daily are working together to provide daily maths lessons with videos and activities that your children can watch and try.

White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

BBC Bitesize Daily: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons/1

Many of these skills are best practised in a practical context, and the following activities will enable your children to incorporate some of this learning into their play:

  • Play a board game e.g. snakes and ladders. 
  • Set up a shop at your house and play games using coins. Children will recognise all coins, but for addition practise it is best to keep to smaller coins (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p). If children are paying with 20p they could even see how much change they would have!  
  • Weigh ingredients to make a recipe. 
  • Play hopping and jumping games for counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. 
  • Count out socks in pairs to practise counting in multiples of 2 to 20, and group other items such as toys or lego to count in multiples of 5 and 10. 
  • Plant a seed and measure how high it grows each day. 
  • Teddy bears picnic for sharing out items fairly. 
  • Record how many star jumps you can do in 30 seconds. 
  • Shape hunt for 2D and 3D shapes. 
  • Play ‘what’s the time Mr Wolf’ with o’clock and half past signs.  

For more ideas for maths games and activities, please see our Year 1 facebook page where our class animals regularly provide challenges for your children.