Lesson activities to fit the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning
Year 1 Autumn Term. Block 1: Place Value
Small Step 1: Sort Objects
Children need to sort groups by characteristics before they count.
National Curriculum links
Year 1 Number – Number and Place Value
Identify and represent numbers using concrete objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
Children will develop their understanding of sorting and grouping objects
They will be able to recognise and explain similarities and differences
They will be able to understand that a group of objects can be sorted in various ways using different criteria
Classifying and sorting involves finding things that are the same, or alike, and grouping them by specific traits or attributes. Children can then compare items further to learn more specific similarities and differences between items, both within and between matched groups.
Help children to develop vocabulary such as ‘classify,’ ‘sets’ and ‘categories’ and discuss how things can be grouped and sorted.
Use words to compare items such as ‘same,’ ‘different,’ ‘fewer,’ ‘longer,’ ‘heavier’ and ‘lighter.’
Talk about the concepts of similarity and difference by asking questions such as: ‘How are the objects / items in each group similar or different?’
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