Get your maths lesson going with a bang!
There are 48 starters – 4 per week plus a bank of 12 ‘Fun-Fair Friday’ tests.
They are categorised under Key Skills – see below.
In general, the starters further down each group's list get slightly harder.
Starters with an E at the end of the download filename are easier.
Children count on or back in ones, being able to say a missing number in a count, or the next number (one more) or the number before (one less) than any given number. They also rehearse counting on and back in tens from any 1-digit or 2-digit number. It is important that children recognise the pattern in counting in tens, and, specifically, that they understand that the ones digit does not change when we count in tens.
Children partition 2-digit numbers into tens and ones. This involves reading and saying numbers aloud, then writing place value additions to represent recombining the parts – including money amounts in 10ps and 1ps. Children compare two or three numbers and place them in order. They complete missing numbers on a 1-100 number grid.
Children rehearse number bonds and pairs of numbers adding to 7, 8, 9 and 10. Some starters focus largely on bonds to 10. They recognise and identify unit patterns, using these to develop fluency in mental addition and subtraction.
Each starter combines practice of ‘clever counting’ in steps of 2, 5 and 10. In this way, children begin to recognise patterns of multiples and to rehearse tables facts. To encourage application of digit patterns, counts may go forward or back and beyond the 12th multiple.
Downloads: Getting to know multiples (6)
Children rehearse known facts, e.g. double 3 is 6 and half of 8 is 4. They need to ensure fluency, recognising doubles of numbers up to 6, and identifying numbers that are therefore easy to halve, such as 12.
Downloads: Doubling and halving numbers (2)
Children look at the full range of coins and practise swift and confident identification. They rehearse telling and making times to the hour on analogue clocks.
The tests each have ten questions and are fun to do as children compete not against each other, but against their PB (personal best). Each week, they see where they have got to on the Fun-Fair Height Chart – which rides will they be able to do?
Choose a test to fit the Starters you have done this week. Download the Tests Overview to make your choice.