Term 2 1st and 2nd Classes
Term 2 1st and 2nd Classes
January Tips for First Class.
Parents can encourage their children to be aware of numbers in their real-life context. For example, whilst on a walk or drive, parents could draw attention to house numbers, bus numbers and car registration plates. Emphasis should be placed on the value of numbers. For example, if they see the number 12 bus, questions could be asked about the value of the 2 digits.
Parents can encourage their children to be aware of money during shopping trips. Children can record the price of objects in the shopping basket using a notepad and pencil or can help to prepare the money required for a purchase. Parents could also show children how to use a calculator when shopping.
Parents can encourage their children to be aware of money during shopping trips. Children can
record the price of objects in the shopping basket using a notepad and pencil, or can help to prepare the money required for a purchase.
January Tips for Second Class:
Find some 2-digit numbers in your house, e.g. on a digital clock, instructions for washing at 40 degrees.
Parents are encouraged to help children identify all coins up to €2 by pointing out various prices of items when shopping. Ask your child to add amounts that will add up to €2. You should also encourage your child to work out what change they will get if they hand the shopkeeper €2. Encourage your child to independently identify the different coins that can be used to make up the cost of each product
Numeracy Tips for February
Parents can encourage children to look out for patterns at home; wallpaper, pottery, wrapping paper and to find odd and even numbers in the home, e.g. 6 dining chairs = even, 3 bedrooms = odd, 1 couch = odd, 4 drawers = even.
Parents are encouraged to use the language of ordinal number at home when handing out dinner, deciding on which television programme to watch, who goes first, second, third and last, etc.
Parents can encourage children to count anything, e.g. items in the laundry
Play games that involve numbers up to 100 i.e. snakes and ladders, bingo etc. Ask your child questions throughout the game i.e. what number comes next, what is 10 more / less, if you throw a five where
Numeracy tips for first and second classes:
Parents can allow children to explore fractions in everyday situations. For example, when cooking, parents can get children to add half the sugar. When eating, parents can encourage their children to share half of their sweets with a sibling, etc. In card games, such as snap, parents can encourage the child to share out the cards.
Parents can discuss with children when cleaning the house, what percentage of each room needs to be cleaned: a half or a quarter, etc.