Numbers to 10
This unit focuses on children’s ability to recognise, represent and manipulate numbers to 10. Children begin by practising and developing their ability to sort and group objects using different criteria, then move on to counting groups of objects up to 10. Children will learn to recognise and count different representations of numbers to 10 and use a ten frame to help structure counting and reasoning.
As children become more confident with counting they will be introduced to the appropriate vocabulary of counting: the word ‘digit’ and the written names of each number. They will move on to counting backwards and recognising ‘one more’ as a number increasing and ‘one less’ as a number decreasing.
Sort, group, one more, one less, greater than, less than, equal to, ten frame, number line, digit.
Children in Year 1 will take part in an additional maths lesson each afternoon which will focus on developing their fluency. During these sessions they will engage in practical activities using a Rekenrek and materials from Numberblocks.
Maths fluency means that children will be able to use their skills to know the best way to solve a maths problem. It also means developing number sense and being able to use those skills in a variety of contexts.
Most importantly, maths fluency allows learners to understand the relationship between numbers. It means that not only do they get to grips with how they answer something, but they also understand why they’ve reached their answer.