Archive for the ‘Maths Year 1’ Category

Session 8: Physical Education (Adding up to 50)


The eighth session sees the children involved in physical activity. The session starts off with some stretching exercises linked to the previous session; How a plant grows. The session is also linked to the concept covered in Session 2 where the children were involved in activities covering adding (+1, +2) up to a total of 50. Here these concepts are reinforced through different activities as children learn through play and games. This session gives children the opportunity to evaluate what has been learnt so far regarding programming. Children will instinctively try and guess the mysterious answer to the sum “the bee” child has to work out and by following the programming of the Bee-Bot they can tell on which number the robot will land. Here the mental visualisation of the series of actions that have been programmed by their classmate come into play. After the children discover the answer, they have to run and find that answer from the charts scattered around the yard.

Children enjoyed themselves very much during this session.

Session delivery date:
St. Thomas More Zejtun Primary A – Friday 25th March 2011

Click here to download the Session 8 Lesson Note – Year1 .

Resources for the session are available for download:


Session 2 – Adding up to 50

During this session children have the opportunity to work once more with Bee-Bots. Today’s session objective is to help children to add  (+1 or +2) up to a total of 50. Bee-Bots prove to be a great teaching and learning tool in helping children reach this objective. The children have to work out the sum they can see on a flashcard and then program the Bee-Bot to reach their answer.

Session delivery date:
St. Thomas More Zejtun Primary A – Friday 11th February, 2011

Click here to download the Session 2 Lesson Note Year 1 Topic: Adding up to 50.

Resources for the session are available for download:

Session 1 – Shapes

Session 1 Shapes

The first session’s main objective is to present the children with the new floor robot, the Bee-Bot.  The children are given the opportunity to handle the Bee-Bot discovering what the different buttons on the robot are used for and using basic programming to move the Bee-Bot to a desired spot.  The use of the Bee-Bot has been integrated in a session whereby the students will be revising the concept of flat shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle and square) together with basic colours and sizes of shapes.

Session delivery date:
St. Clare Pembroke Primary C – Wednesday 2nd February 2011
St. Thomas More Zejtun Primary A – Friday 4th February 2011

Click here to download the Session 1 Lesson Note Topic: Shapes.

Resources for the session are available for download: