Planning and Activities
Use ‘clever counting’ to count fingers and thumbs in tens, then shoes in twos. Start a sequence; children say the next three numbers.
Y1 -- Count socks in twos; then money amounts using 10p coins. Or, count in tens and twos to find the total of 2p and 10p coins.
Y2 -- Count in twos, fives and tens; find missing numbers in the sequence. Some children count in threes and fours; find missing numbers in the sequence.
Use ‘clever counting’ to count fingers and thumbs on children’s hands. Count in fives on the 100-square. Generalise about this pattern of numbers.
Further Teaching with Y2
Use facts or counting in fives to solve multiplications with missing numbers (divisions) and word problems.
Group Activities: T with Y2
Y1 -- Use clever counting in fives to count cubes in towers of five, or to find the total of 5p coins.
Y2 -- Test answers in missing number sentences and discuss word problems.