We are currently learning about fractions. I have added some documents which will help you in teaching your child. By the end of Year 2, your child should be able to recognise and understand 1 whole, 1/2, 2/4, 3/4, 1/3 and 2/3 of objects and shapes. They should also be able to understand how 1/2 and 2/4 are the same. We have had lessons on this within the last two weeks so they should be familiar with the concept.
If your child attended school on Thursday 19th March 2020, you will see in their school bag that they have a fractions pack that contains what we would have been learning about over the next week. Feel free to give it a whirl! They should be able to complete the booklet independently but obviously support them where needed.
When you feel that your child is confident in fractions, please move onto learning about money.
I have created 'break downs' in steps to make things easier for you to follow and teach.
Step 1: Can you recognise a range of coins?
It is important for your child to recognise all the UK coins.
Step 2: Can you order the coins from the smallest amount to the largest amount?
Children often look at the size of the coins when ordering, rather than understanding the amount that a coin represents. You'll need to explain (use your change but disinfect it first!) that five 1 pence pieces = the same as one 5 pence piece.
* TIP: Refer to the coins as 'pence' and not as 'p'.
* Children need to know that there are 100 pence pieces in £1. Don't expose notes to the children yet. Take the steps slowly.
Step 3: Can you count a range of money?
This is where their times tables come in handy!
I have provided a range of resources to complete this step. Sometimes they will need to use their times tables and other times they will need to use their addition skills. Complete the tasks in the order that they appear on your screen (left to right).
Step 4: Can you recognise a range of notes?
Now we can introduce notes! Explain that a five pound note is the same as five one pound coins, etc.
Explain how the different colours on the notes help us to distinguish the different amounts.