Y1 Maths

Counting Backwards Lesson

This Year 1 Counting Backwards lesson covers the prior learning of counting up from one, before moving onto the main skill of counting backwards in 1s from a given number.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

 

National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1N1a) Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
Mathematics Year 1: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of counting up from one, before moving onto the main skill of counting backwards in 1s from a given number.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of counting up from one, before moving onto the main skill of counting backwards. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Count to 100 Video Tutorial, Katie shows pupils how to use a hundred square to count forwards and backwards.

3 Activities

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Practical Activity

Practical Activity

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of counting backwards.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of counting backwards.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Count Backwards Sequencing Activity checks pupils’ understanding of counting backwards.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Count Forwards and Backwards to 100 Game checks pupils’ understanding of counting forwards and backwards from any given number, to 100.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

This counting backwards extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the counting backwards lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Count Forwards and Backwards to 100 Maths Challenge 1 aims to challenge pupils’ understanding of counting within and across 100.