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What is a half?

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SKU M1CS80300
Key Stage 1 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Maths Spring Term Year 1
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This week’s worth of Maths planning for Year 1 will introduce your class to the concept of a half. They will halve pictures, objects and shapes. Your class will also begin to think about quarters, and notice that they are half of a half.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

Each lesson within this five-lesson planning pack comes with a lesson plan, a fun slideshow for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of colourful printable resources to support children as they start to understand what halves and quarters are.

#Lesson1Halvingfruit

The first lesson in this series will introduce your class to the concept of a half. They will use mathematical language to talk about what food looks like when it has been cut in half. They will be introduced to the fraction ‘1/2’ and begin to understand what the numbers in the fraction represent.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Character Cards
  • Fruit Cards
  • Vegetable Cards
  • Food Cards
  • Sandwich Instructions
  • Bread, knives
  • Photo Sheet
#Lesson2Halvingshapes

The second lesson in this series will give your class the opportunity to become confident with the language of half. They will describe and sort shapes that have been divided into two sections. Alternatively, they will have the opportunity to create artwork by printing with halved objects.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Sorting hoops
  • Title Cards
  • Picture Cards A/B/C
  • Fruit and vegetables halved
  • Paint and paper
  • Photo Sheet
#Lesson3Halvingandquarteringshapes

The third lesson in this week’s worth of maths planning for Year 1 will introduce your class to the concept of a quarter. Your children will be encouraged to think about what a quarter is in relation to a half. They will begin to understand what the fraction ‘1/4’ is.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • Colouring pencils
  • Shape Sheet
  • Mini whiteboards
  • Photo Sheet
#Lesson4Usinghalvesandquarters

Now that your class are becoming confident with the concepts of halving and quartering they will put their skills to the test. Your children will think about and describe the relationship between halves and quarters. They will reinforce their understanding of quarters when they complete picture puzzles.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Puzzles
  • Worksheets
  • Food Sheets
  • Sorting hoops
  • Photo Sheet
#Lesson5Nameandusewholeshalvesandquarters

The final lesson in this series gives your class the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of wholes, halves and quarters. They will follow instructions to make a whole class fruit salad. Then your children will have the opportunity to complete meals for different characters or write instructions explaining a meal of their choice.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Mini whiteboards
  • Fruit, knives, chopping boards, bowls
  • Character Cards
  • Food Cards
  • Instruction Cards
  • Photo Sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 1 - recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • Year 1 - recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity

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