Numbers zero to five, Representing on fingers and other concrete counting, Counting stamps, claps and jumps to 10 and beyond where appropriate, Regular referral to calendar, weather, days of the week, months of the year, shape, pattern.
Recognising numbers 0—10, Representing on fingers and other concrete counting (show me), Counting 0-10 – Zero Superhero, Number formation (gross motor) with paint, with fingers in sand, with marbles running around number templates Identifying shapes in the environment Positional language, Shapes for different tasks (block building).
Moving on to showing numbers 0-10 on fingers. Link to familiar songs: Ten Little Monkeys Once I caught a fish alive. Counting stamps, claps and jumps to 5 Maths meetings – to include numbers to 10. Shape hunts.
Building confidence showing 0-10 on fingers, Identifying different shapes based on properties. Exploring measuring using unifix, Relative size: small, big, biggest. Reasoning with shapes.
Using marks to represent number (tallies) then representing with unifix cubes (simple bar modelling), Strategies for counting with 1-to-1 correspondence, Model using giant counting frame. Move and count and point and count strategies. Using shapes to make other shapes: Community Playthings blocks: triangular shapes can make a square or a rectangle.
Numberblocks (1-5) – link to NCETM materials Making numberbooks, Reinforcing counting using objects with 1- to-1 correspondence. Using marks to represent numbers. Comparing groups of objects: more, fewer, the same. Investigating capacity, weight, time.
How can you help?
- Each week ask about your scholar’s homework
- Provide your scholar with a good place to work
- Encourage your scholar to work in the right way
- Sign-off their homework each week
- Encourage your scholar not to give up if they are making mistakes
- Reassure your scholar if they are not understanding