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Numeracy teaching resources introducing basic maths skills for Foundation level 

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2d shape recognition game
A game to encourage children to recognise different 2d shapes. Also promotes one to one counting by touching and moving.
F Y1 | Shape, space and measures | Geometry |  From the resource collection(s): Properties of shapes
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Days of the week sing-along
Have fun singing along to the tune of 'Oh my darling Clementine'.
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F | Measurement | Shape, space and measures |  From the resource collection(s): Time
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Counting peg game
A fun and active game for children to practise their counting skills up to 10. Just print out and laminate. Requires wooden pegs.
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F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Higher or Lower?
Powerpoint and number cards, (1-10) to play the game, 'Higher or Lower'.
F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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Counting apples – more or less than
Count the number of apples on the tree to reinforce one to one recognition. Includes a set of card games to play to explore more than or less than.
F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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Bear maths - adding and taking away
Simple addition and subtraction below ten. Use with bear plastic counters or real teddy bears!
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F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Addition square
Explore addition patterns from 1+1 to 10+10!
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Sorting and matching
A Smart Notebook file for sorting by colour and size, matching the same two items and pairs of items (e.g. knife and fork).
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Maths king or queen
A game to enhance mental maths sessions. Requires a crown which could easily be made from card. This game can easily be adapted to other areas of the numeracy curriculum.
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F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Large dominoes
Large number dominoes that can be cut out, laminated and reused. Try using them with younger children for counting, properties of number or addition.
F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system | Games |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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2 times and 3 times tables
Practice sheets and facts cards for simple multiplication tables. A great starting point and easily adapted to other tables.
F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Multiplication and division
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Maths counting mats
Laminate these mats and use playdough for some hands-on counting and simple addition challenges. Use a dry-wipe pen to write numbers onto the boards, wipe clean and repeat with different numbers.
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F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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Ladybird addition
Children count the spots on the ladybirds and then complete the addition calculation. A great resource for teaching number bonds to 10.
F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Beach sequencing
Children continue or complete simple sequences.
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F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Washing line number sequencing
An interactive washing line enabling you to sort simple numbers. Click on each tile to place it on the washing line. Great for ordering numbers. Interactive activity currently not adaptable.
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F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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Shape walk
Children go for a shape walk around the playground. Use the worksheet to tally the number of each shape seen and draw a picture of what they see.
F Y1 Y2 | Shape, space and measures | Geometry |  From the resource collection(s): Properties of shapes
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Counting to 10 bingo – one to one recognition
Bingo board game to aid one to one number recognition to ten. A simple but great idea!
F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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Favourite pet pictograph
Create a simple chart to represent your classes choices for their 'favourite pet'. Click and drag the tiles on to the pictograph to produce the chart.
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F Y1 Y2 | Statistics |  From the resource collection(s): Graphs and charts
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Additions to 10
Children are asked to find totals of two and three numbers for additions up to 10.
F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Animal subtraction
Helps children to write and solve simple subtraction sums.
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F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Symmetrical crowns
A set of simple symmetry activities using crowns.
F Y1 Y2 | Shape, space and measures | Geometry | Queen's Jubilee |  From the resource collection(s): Properties of shapes
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Crown jewels – counting to ten
Draw the correct number of jewels on each crown.
F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system | Queen's Jubilee |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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Apple addition investigation
Using small sorting hoops and red and green counters as apples, children explore different combinations of red and green apples that give the same total number of apples. Children record their outcomes on the attached sheet.
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F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Grouping and sharing strategies- Leaflet for parents (KS1)
A handy leaflet explaining to parents the strategies used for teaching multiplication and division- aimed mainly at KS1 parents.
F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system | Parent leaflets |  From the resource collection(s): Multiplication and division
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Addition and subtraction strategies leaflets for parents
A handy leaflet explaining to parents the strategies used for teaching subtraction and addition - aimed mainly at KS1 parents.
F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system | Parent leaflets |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Adding more
An easily adaptable resource. Begin by adding one more then edit to create further sheets to add 2 more and 3 more and ... you get the idea! The second Word document and PDF demonstrate how this resource might be adapted to suit your needs.
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F Y1 Y2 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Addition and subtraction
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Repeating patterns
Children continue the repeating patterns by colouring in the squares and then create their own using coloured cubes.
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F Y1 Y2 | Shape, space and measures | Geometry |  From the resource collection(s): Properties of shapes
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My counting sheet
Cut and sort the numbers cards. Encourages one to one recognition and ordinal counting. [Forms part of the Food glorious food project]
F Y1 | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value | Food glorious food!
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Little mouse, little mouse ...
A game for either colour, or number recognition (1-10) using a fun rhyme. This is a lovely group or whole class activity.
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F | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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Number match
Match the number to the correct word. Try the free sample interactive Snap activity.
F | Number | Numbers and the number system |  From the resource collection(s): Number and place value
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