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Oral / mental starters for Year 1 numeracy

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Joanna93f, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. I am starting my NQT year in September, teaching a Year 1 class and I know that one of my weaknesses is interesting / effective mental/ oral starters for numeracy. I jsut wondered if anyone has any ideas they could give me so that I can put together a 'portfollio' of ideas ready for septemeber? I'm sure it may seem like I have too much time on my hands to be worrying about this but I feel it's a priority for me! Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. I am starting my NQT year in September, teaching a Year 1 class and I know that one of my weaknesses is interesting / effective mental/ oral starters for numeracy. I jsut wondered if anyone has any ideas they could give me so that I can put together a 'portfollio' of ideas ready for septemeber? I'm sure it may seem like I have too much time on my hands to be worrying about this but I feel it's a priority for me! Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. Poppychick

    Poppychick New commenter

    Bingo on small white boards to meet any LO eg. questions of tens and ones, 1 more / less, number recognition.

    Number bonds to 10 "I say 3", "We say 7"

    Roll a ball to a child say 4 they say 6 (number bonds to 10 again).

    Sorry mind gone blank - hotlisted this thread to as I want to get some new ideas!
     
  4. Little pots of play-dough from Early Learning Centre, one for each child, use to make shapes and describe to a partner. Use to make 'sausages' and compare lengths, or estimate 'longer than your pencil' etc. My current Year 2's loved these activities and I plan to use them with Year 1 next year!
     
  5. Poppychick

    Poppychick New commenter

    I like the play dough idea!
     
  6. Number fans and 2-d shape fans are always a winner as they keep the children thinking and working at every stage of the mental/oral starter.
     

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