Y1 Maths In Nature: One Activities

Covers: Activity Resources Relation to National Curriculum Downloads
Activity One - Counting In Nature
  • Ma1/2.1a count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Ma1/2.1b count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Ma1/2.1c given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • Ma1/2.1d identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the n umber line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • Ma1/2.1e read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
Activity Two - Nature Number Frame
  • Ma1/2.1a count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Ma1/2.1c given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • Ma1/2.1d identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the n umber line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • Ma1/2.2d solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9
Activity Three - Nature Number Line
Activity Four - Number Bonds

Activity 4

Number Bonds

  • Optional:
  • Number Cards
  • Nature items
  • String
  • Scissors
  • White board
  • Dry-wipe pen
  • Ma1/2.2a read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs
  • Ma1/2.2b represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • Ma1/2.2c add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0
  • Ma1/2.2d solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9
Activity Five - Number Array

Activity 5

Number Array

  • Ma1/2.3a solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher
Activity Six - Comparing Measurements
  • Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
    i. lengths and heights
  • Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
    i. lengths and heights
Activity Seven - Shape Hunt

Activity 7

Shape Hunt

  • Ma1/3.2a recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:
    i. 2-D shapes
Activity Eight - Find A Treasure Stone
  • Flat stone
  • Acrylic paint pens / poster paint
  • Ma1/3.3a describe position, directions and movements, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns
Activity One - Counting In Nature

Activity 1
Counting In Nature

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ma1/2.1a count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Ma1/2.1b count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Ma1/2.1c given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • Ma1/2.1d identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the n umber line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • Ma1/2.1e read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

Downloads:

Activity Two - Nature Number Frame

Activity 2
Nature Number Frame

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ma1/2.1a count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Ma1/2.1c given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • Ma1/2.1d identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the n umber line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • Ma1/2.2d solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9

Downloads:

Activity Three - Number Array

Activity 3
Nature Number Line

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

Downloads:

Activity Four - Number Bonds

Activity 4
Number Bonds

Practical Resources:

  • Optional:
  • Number Cards
  • Nature items
  • String
  • Scissors
  • White board
  • Dry-wipe pen

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ma1/2.2a read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs
  • Ma1/2.2b represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • Ma1/2.2c add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0
  • Ma1/2.2d solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9

Downloads:

Activity Five - Bird Watching

Activity 5
Number Array

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ma1/2.3a solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher

Downloads:

Activity Six - Comparing Measurements

Activity 6
Comparing Measurements

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ma1/3.1a compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
    i. lengths and heights
  • Ma1/3.1b measure and begin to record the following:
    i. lengths and heights

Downloads:

Activity Seven - Shape Hunt

Activity 7
Shape Hunt

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ma1/3.2a recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:
    i. 2-D shapes

Downloads:

Activity Eight - Find A Treasure Stone

Activity 8
Find A Treasure Stone

Practical Resources:

  • Flat stone
  • Acrylic paint pens / poster paint

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ma1/3.3a describe position, directions and movements, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns

Downloads:

Enhancing Numeracy Skills through Nature Exploration in Year One Mathematics

In year one Math, your child will learn key concepts and skills that will help them develop a strong foundation in numeracy. One fun and engaging activity to help them do this is to find and count different nature items. This activity not only helps them practice counting, but also encourages them to explore and appreciate their natural environment.

To start, take your child on a walk outside and encourage them to collect various nature items such as leaves, rocks, flowers, or sticks. Once they have gathered a handful of items, ask them to count how many of each item they have collected. You can also ask them to group the items by type and count how many groups they have.

This activity can be adjusted to suit your child's level of understanding and can be made more challenging by asking them to count higher numbers or to find more complex nature items. By incorporating fun and interactive activities like this, your child will develop a strong foundation in numeracy that will serve them well throughout their academic journey.

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