Term 1 1st and 2nd Classes

Term 1 1st and 2nd Classes
September Numeracy Tips
First Class
Parents can encourage their children to use ordinal numbers when they are going on journeys by asking the child to, e.g. take the first right, third left, the 6 th shop on the left, what floor is it on?
Parents can encourage their children to be aware of numbers in the environment and help them by asking them to pick 2 or 3 numbers from a car registration plate that total 11, 12, 13, 14. Have them look at other numbers in the environment (telephone numbers) and see if they could use them to get to numbers that add to 11, 12, 13, 14.

Second Class

Parents can ask their children to show them 3 biscuits and 2 biscuits and then 4 and 1 and then ask “Which group would you rather eat?”
Parents can ask their children to use complementing, deducting and difference skills in the kitchen when baking, “I have 30 grams of sugar, how many more do I need to make 50grams?”
Parents can be encouraged to use subtraction and mental maths on a shopping trip: “Say we have E50, everything that goes into the trolley must be subtracted from E50”.

Numeracy Tips
November
First and Second Classes:
Parents can help their children by helping them to identify “more” and “less” in everyday activities. Parents can ask children, “Do we need more cups than plates?”, “Do we need more apples than oranges?”, “Are there more shops than cafes?”, “Are there more cars than buses?”
Parents can encourage their children to use ordinal numbers when they are going on journeys by asking the child, e.g. take the first right, third left, the 6 th shop on the left?
Parents can assist children by mentioning time informally during daily activities, asking the child what time they have breakfast/lunch/dinner and helping their child read the time.
Parents can encourage children by drawing up a weekly or monthly diary marking significant days such as swimming, music lessons, shopping and visiting relatives. More able children might have their own personal calendar for marking their own events, e.g. birthday, school tours, dental visits.
Parents can encourage their child by pointing out the date each morning. Children can also try and identify the days of the week, as well as the months and the seasons of the year.
Parents can ask their children to guess how many biscuits are left in a jar, tea bags in a box or anything that can be counted.
Learning about the numbers 16 and 17.