### Planning and Activities

**Day 1 Teaching**

Discuss colouring mats so that half is green and half is yellow. Stress that halves are equal.**Further Teaching with Y2**

Demonstrate halves and quarters by asking children to fold a piece of A4 paper into first 1/2 and then into 1/4s. Stress that these are equal parts of the shape, label each part.**Group Activities: T with Y2**

Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Same shapes’ from NRICH as today’s group activity.

Or, use these activities:

Y1 -- Find half of shapes in different ways, including folding.

Y2 -- Identify whether shapes are correctly divided into halves or quarters; some children will fold shapes into halves and quarters.

**Day 2 Teaching**

Discuss colouring mats so that 1/4 is red and 3/4 is blue. Stress that quarters are equal.**Group Activities: T with Y1**

Y1 -- Design party mats for Maisie by finding and shading quarters of shapes.

Y2 -- Find 1/4 by folding; shade 1/4s of shapes in different ways. Some children begin to find quarters of quantities.