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We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust


Year 1 Maths:

Children are introduced to weight and mass for the first time. They may already have some understanding of heavy and light from their own experience of carrying objects.
Children should begin by holding objects and describing them using vocabulary such as heavy, light, heavier than, lighter than before using the scales to check.
The children may believe that larger objects are always heavier and this misconception should be explored.


Mathematical Talk...

Hold two objects, which is heavier/lighter? How do you know? How can we prove this?
Are larger objects always heavier than smaller objects? If the balance scale is down, what does that tell us?
If the balance scale is up, what does that tell us?
If the balance is level, what does that tell us?
Which of these objects is heavier? How do you know? How will this be shown on the weighing scale?

Year 2 Maths - fraction unit


Children in year 2 need to be able to recognise , find, name and write including one third, one quarter, two quarters, one half and three quarters. They need find fractions of length, shape, set of objects or quantity.  


We have started this unit by building on children's knowledge of sharing and grouping in division, asking children to divide a whole into equal parts. We have learnt about  one half of number and shape. We are beginning to learn about quarters. Children can find a fraction of an amount using the previous strategy of sharing objects into equal groups but can now start to name these parts, such as by saying one half of 6 is 3 or one quarter of 8 is 2.

 I have uploaded a couple of work sheets but it may be possible of you to find fractions of objects through everyday experiences such as when you are cooking or through every day objects around the home.   


KEY LANGUAGE There is some key language that children will need to know as part of the learning in this unit:

  • fraction
  • half ( 1 2 ), quarter ( 1 4 ), third ( 1 3 )
  • whole
  • part, equal part
  • numerator, denominator
  • fraction bar
  • unit fraction, non-unit fraction
  • equivalent
  • three-quarters ( 3 4 )
  • equal
  • divided by (÷) odd, even
  • share
  • pattern


Core Learning Skills

Year 2 Maths - fractions- to recognise a quarter

Year 2 maths - fractions - to find a quarter

Extra Learning Opportunities 

Fraction Word Problems - for those who want a little more of a challenge! Mastery will come later!