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My Counting Watch Activity

Invite children to take part in this My Counting Watch Activity as a way to bring fun and play to KS1 maths lessons! Cut out the number strips and feed through the watch, then connect at the back (full instructions are included). Then encourage children to find specific numbers, taking note of which number is in the tens and ones column, and how that makes a different to the value of the overall number. Practise counting on one more and one left, crossing over the tens boundary too. Encourage children to wear their “watch” all day, challenging each other to make bigger and bigger numbers!

This activity has been specifically designed to tie in with the following objectives from the KS1 maths national curriculum:-

Year 1 objectives

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of twos, fives and tens
  • given a number, identify one more and one less

Year 2 objectives 

  • count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)

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