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# Fractions

In Year One children are taught to:-

• recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
• recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity

Children are given shapes to fold and cut to show halves and quarters. We also use objects such as fruit to divide up.

In Year Two children are taught to:-

recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3 , 1/4 , 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity

write simple fractions for example, 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2

As in Year One, the children use shapes and objects such as fruit to explore these fractions.

## Here is an example of using Lego to explore fractions:

They explore fractions of lengths such as saying what half of a given length would be.

In number children use sets of objects such as counters to find a half, quarter or third of a quantity by sharing them out.

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