These emergency lesson plans for Year 1 numeracy are only to be used by supply teachers who are faced with no planning or easily accessible resources.

Number bonds to ten – get students to write numbers one to ten down left hand side of

paper and get them to investigate what makes ten.

Students to use fingers to work out number bonds to ten.

Students write sums for someone else using knowledge of number bonds to ten.

Get students to write 1-20 on paper then cut them out and stick them onto another piece

of paper in the correct order.

Give students a whiteboard and pen and get them to write a number between 1-20 on it.

Then get them to order themselves into a line. Once in the correct order ask what

numbers are missing.

Students to write a poem 1-5/10 similar to the Hungry Caterpillar. Extension if needed –

how many items altogether?

Have students sit in a circle and count 0-30 as a class then start yourself and go round

each student with them saying the next number. Repeat with counting forward and

backwards in tens.

Give students a number and ask them to tell you 1 more/less or 10 more/less.

Give students a 2d or 3d shape and get them to describe it for the rest of the class to

guess.

Give each table three/four objects and get them to compare two using phrases such as

heavier than, lighter than, longer than, smaller than.