# Early level 1 plan (term 1)

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Planning notes

This plan is a starting point for planning a mathematics and statistics teaching programme for a term. The resources listed cover about 50% of your teaching time. Further resources need to be added to meet the specific learning needs of your class, to support your local curriculum and to provide sufficient teaching for a full term.

## All about us

Level One
Integrated
Units of Work
This unit provides you with a range of opportunities to assess the entry level of achievement of your students.
• Use groupings to efficiently count the number of objects in a set.
• Create picture graphs about category data and discuss patterns in the data.
• Create and follow instructions to make a model made with shapes.
• Order a set of objects by mass (weight).
• Create a sequential pattern and predict further members...

## Frogs in Ponds

Level One
Number and Algebra
Units of Work
In this unit students investigate the different number pairs that numbers can be broken into, using the context of frogs in ponds. They list all possible combinations for a given number, working with numbers up to 9.
• Give many names for the same number, using the strategies of drawing a picture, acting it out or using equipment.
• Use the mental image of a given number to work out a missing number in a number pair.
• Separate a set of up to 9 objects into two or more parts.

## Dino Cylinders

Level One
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
In this unit the students use a small plastic dinosaur as the unit with which to measure the capacity of containers. They apply their counting strategies and discover that a number of different shaped containers can contain the same number of dinosaurs.
• Use non standard units to measure the volume of a container.
• Accurately count a set of up to 20 objects.

## The Gingerbread Man

Level One
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
In this unit students use the traditional tale of the gingerbread man as a context for ordering and comparing lengths. A “sessions” approach is used, with five related but not sequential activities.
• Compare the length of two objects directly.
• Order three or more objects by length.
• Select objects that are the same length as a given object.

## Scatter Cat!

Level One
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
In this unit students explore movement and position using the popular Lynley Dodd character Hairy Maclary. Students explore the language of position in describing where an object is located and in giving and following sequences of movement instructions. They will move themselves and objects along...
• Describe the position of an object.
• Follow and give directions involving 1/2 and 1/4 turns.
• Follow and give a sequence of instructions related to movement and position.
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