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Y1 Maths Activities for Spring Term Weeks 1-4 – Block 1: Addition and Subtraction

Eight steps to teaching KS1 maths, based on the White Rose Maths scheme of work...

• Step 1 | Add by counting on • Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
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• Children will add numbers by counting on from one another.
• Children will know where to start the count and when to stop the count.

Step 2 | Find and make number bonds • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
• Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
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• Children will find bonds to 20.
• Children will learn the link between bonds to 10 and bonds to 20.

Step 3 | Add by making 10 • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
• Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
• Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs.
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• Children will add two single-digit numbers that total more than 10, by breaking one number into two parts to bridge the 10.
• Children will deepen their understanding and proficiency in adding two single-digit numbers by bridging 10.

Step 4 | Not crossing 10 • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
• Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
• Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.
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• Children will learn how to subtract by counting back.
• Children will solve number sentences that have missing numbers.

Step 5 | Crossing 10 (part one) • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
• Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
• Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.
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• Children will partition numbers and use this to help them subtract when crossing the 10.

Step 6 | Crossing 10 (part two) • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
• Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
• Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.
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• Children will partition numbers and use this to help them subtract when crossing the 10.
• Children will build on their experience from Crossing 10 (1).

Step 7 | Related facts • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
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• Children will find and revise addition and subtraction facts to 20.

Step 8 | Compare number sentences • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.
• Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? - 9.
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• Children will compare additions and subtractions and explore whether they are greater than, less than or equal to numbers or other number sentences. 