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Helping your child meet their termly maths target Autumn Our whole school target this term is times tables. In order to learn times tables children need to be able to count in 1s, 2s and 10s, our focus for Foundation and KS1 termly targets. A booklet for parents Swaffield PRIMARY SCHOOL
You could even use pasta! Make a set of number cards from 0 to 10 These can be made easier or more challenging by adjusting the number you are counting in.
There are many ways you can bring counting into everyday life. Here are just a few ideas: Put out enough biscuits for two each. How many do we need? Can you set the microwave timer for 7 minutes, 17 minutes etc? Help me weigh out 50g of sugar. Can you set the table please. Children count out forks, spoons etc. Once a week, tip out the change from your purse and count it up with your child. Count in 1s, then 2s or 10s as you climb the stairs, walk to the shops. On journeys, count how many red cars, lamp posts you see. Ask the children to spot anything with a certain number, e.g door numbers, signposts Counting their toys to make sure they have tidied them all away! A multiplication square can be found on the back of this booklet. Adapt activities based on your child’s targets as advised by their teacher. Read the numbers: In 1s, 2s and 10s, forwards, backwards and starting at different numbers. Jigsaw: Cut up into pieces to make a jigsaw for your child to complete. Increase the number of pieces to make it harder. Use these pieces to create number lines counting in 1s, 2s, 10s or 5s. Cover-up: Child covers up one or more squares using counters and person 2 has to work out which numbers are hidden under the counters. Race to 100: Give your child a copy of a blank 100 square. Time how long it takes them to fill in the numbers. Repeat on a regular basis to see if they can improve on their time. Missing numbers: Provide children with pieces of the 100 square with only some of the numbers filled in. They have to think about the patterns to fill in the empty spaces. Or simply, hide 1 or more numbers and ask which number is missing. Number swap: Using a cut up hundred square swap over some of the numbers. Children spot the numbers in the wrong places. Hidden numbers: Cover the numbers 1 to 99 with counters. Throw 0 – 9 dice (template available on our website) and make a 2-digit number. Work out which counter the number is hidden under. If you are right, keep the counter. If you are wrong, put the counter back down. How many counters can you collect in 5 minutes? Play again and try to beat your record. These can be made easier or more challenging by adjusting the number you are counting in.
Visit the school website for a list of useful websites to help your child meet their targets and other ways you can help your child with maths. www.swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk Then go to the curriculum pages or parent pages Hundred square See inside this booklet for activities involving a hundred square. Copies of this and blank hundred squares are available on the school website. We would appreciate any comments about this booklet. What have you and your child found helpful? What else would you have liked included?
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