The reason I started Morning Maths stems back to when I was teaching in the USA. The school I was working at did Everyday Maths. Everyday we were given a script to work through, including what counting pattern we would have that day and monetary amount. I liked the idea, but I wanted to make it more child centred. I played around with it in the US, allowing the children to take on a bigger role, but still following the routine prescribed in the text. I also added in the Pledge every morning, just so I would forget!
It is from this experience where my current structure came from - it took a while of experimenting, identifying appropriate resources and remembered the process myself!
I started the year without the timer, with calendar work, basic odds and evens, clock times to the hour and identifying numbers. Then I gradually added in extra areas of maths to expand their skills. With this, I also added a timer. A timer encouraged the children to know the routine and to work through it as quick as they could. The video is less than 6 minutes long - that't right, 6 minutes to get all that Maths done everyday, it hardly uses any time!