Autumn 1 Lesson plans for Maths mastery - baseline then small steps leading to counting

Updated August 2019: Plans include links to Development Matters, daily sessions lasting about half an hour suitable for a Reception class or lower set Year 1 class.

Based on the mastery system, the lessons take small steps through the concepts from basic first principles. So children must learn to understand vocabulary such as ‘same’, ‘different’ and 'match’
They use the vocabulary with talk partners. There is variation so that higher ability children have a chance to shine and pursue challenge.
The plans are written almost as a teacher ‘script’ with activities for the whole class indicated clearly, as well as questions and assessment for learning techniques.

Please look at my other free resources as these may be mentioned to use in the lesson plans.
Look out for Autumn 2 now available!

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  • Week-1-baseline-activities.docx
  • Week-2-same-and-different---learning-to-sort-part-1.docx
  • Week-3-matching---learning-to-sort-part-2.docx
  • Week-4---ordering.docx
  • Week-5--patterns.docx
  • Week-6-numbers-0---5--one-more.docx

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Created: Nov 6, 2017

Updated: Aug 7, 2019

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