In Term 2 we will be focusing on further developing confidence in counting by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, both forwards and backwards from zero.
Place value is a big focus. We will be playing various games where we make models of two and three digit numbers using bundles of paddle pop sticks. We are continuing to develop students' bank of addition strategies. Last term we began using counting on from the larger number on a number lines. We will soon be working on complements to ten (two numbers that add to 10 e.g. 3 and 7, 6 and 4). These can be practised at home, we recommend an app called 'Friends of Ten' as a fun way to learn the complements to ten. We will continue looking at familiar 2D shapes and describing their attributes. E.g. A square has 4 equal, straight sides and a rectangle has 4 straight sides, 2 long and 2 short. Later in the term we will begin to introduce 3D shapes and talking about them in terms of faces, edges and corners (vertices). In measurement, we will be introducing language such as shorter, longer, longest and shortest when comparing different objects. We will then move on to estimating and then measuring items around us using a informal units of measurement e.g. unifix, paddle pop sticks, our feet 

In Term 1 we are revising counting by 1s, 5s and 10s both forwards and backwards referring to 100s charts and playing Buzz. Playing Maths games is a fun way to reinforce counting concepts, and we have been rolling dice to make 1,2, or 3 digit numbers, ordering them from smallest to largest. We walked around our school yard looking for numbers and found them in all sorts of places, even on pipes, doorways and signs.
We are looking at familiar 2D shapes such as squares and rectangles and been learning to describe their attributes. E.g. A square has 4 equal, straight sides and a rectangle has 4 straight sides, 2 long and 2 short.
Real Life Maths has been counting by 2s getting on the bus each day for Swimming, making sure we are all with our Bus Buddy. We have been referring to the analogue clock each day we leave and return. We are learning that lunch play starts at 12:5:0 o'clock and the home bell goes at 3:30pm.
We are looking at familiar 2D shapes such as squares and rectangles and been learning to describe their attributes. E.g. A square has 4 equal, straight sides and a rectangle has 4 straight sides, 2 long and 2 short.
Real Life Maths has been counting by 2s getting on the bus each day for Swimming, making sure we are all with our Bus Buddy. We have been referring to the analogue clock each day we leave and return. We are learning that lunch play starts at 12:5:0 o'clock and the home bell goes at 3:30pm.