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St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Primary School Love One Another


Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Year 1 and Happy Tuesday!


Please get going with Joe this morning and then you'll be ready to work as hard as you have been.


Miss Kidd has set your Science work today so you need to look carefully at that to start with.


Then your Education City work is Phonics again. The title is Tuesday 19th May Phonics. It is about the use of 'ie' and the sounds that those two letters together make.


The it is more money in Maths. I think you should all be able to work in a bank by the time you're donewink. Today you are going to be shopping at home. Have a good time!


Money: Finding Totals and Giving Change

This activity will help your child practise adding to work out the total cost of two or more items, and subtracting to work out the change that should be given.

Important words and phrases: 

 money

 pence

 pounds

 1p/2p/5p/10p/20p/50p/£1/£2 coin

 £5/£10/£20/£50 note

 How much is that altogether?

 change


You will need:

 toys or other objects from around the home

 small pieces of paper or sticky labels to use as price tags

 pens or pencils

 a purse or wallet

 coins and notes (either play money or real)

What to do:

 Set up an imaginary shop with your child.

Work with your child to price the objects.

Price them only in whole pounds (up to £100) or only in pence (up to £1). 

 Ask your child to be the shopkeeper while you are a customer. Buy an item from them, paying with the exact money. Ask: “Is that the right amount?”

  Repeat for several single items. Pay the exact amount each time, but where possible pay with lots of small coins or notes.

  If your child is working confidently, buy 2 or more items at a time. Ensure that the total price is within £100 or £1. Ask: “How much is that altogether?”

  You can also ask questions like: “I have 80p to buy two things. What could I buy?” 

 If your child is working confidently, buy 1 or 2 items and pay more than the exact amount. 

Ask: “How much change should I get?”

Talk with your child about how to work this out. 

Help them to recognise that they need to subtract the total cost from the amount you have given them.

 Take turns with your child to be shopper or shopkeeper.


 Talk about:

Use everyday opportunities to practise working out the cost of 2 or more items and change, in pence up to £1 (or in whole pounds up to £100, if the opportunity arises).

For example, ask your child: 

 “A tin of beans is 49p. A tin of tomatoes is 35p. How much is that altogether?” (84p)

 “This milk is 75p. I have a £1 coin. How much change will I get?” (25p)


Look out for:

 For now, ensure that your child is working with amounts of money that are either in whole numbers of pounds up to £100, or in pence up to £1.

Your child has not come across amounts using both notes and coins yet, so it may be best to avoid these



Thank you again for the work you continue to send.


There's more Reggie art tomorrow so get ready!


Thank you

Mrs Cloughheart


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