Irk ValleyCommunity School

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Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Number Bonds

We focus on ensuring the children understand their number bonds or number facts to 10.  We encourage the children to use their hands as a resource as shown in the images below, this will help them with more advanced calculations as we progress through the year.

Addition and subtraction in year 1

In this video, Mrs Matusiak will model how to add/subtract using a number line method.

Method 1: Working Towards the Expected Standard.

Here we are modelling how the children can add two numbers together using a bead string.

Method 2: Working at the Expected Standard.

Here we are modelling how the children can add two numbers together using what we call the parts and wholes method.

Video Modelling Addition (Method 2) - Parts and Wholes.

Method 3: Working at the Expected Standard.

Here we are modelling how the children can add two numbers together using tens and units (ones) resources.  Also known as Base 10.

Video Modelling Addition (Method 3) - Base 10.

Method 4: Working at the Expected Standard.

Here we are modelling how the children can add two numbers together by counting on using a number line or 100 square.

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