Building Numbers Beyond Ten
Children will be encouraged to build and identify numbers to 20 (and beyond) using a range of resources. 10 frames, Numicon, bead strings and towers of cubes all support the children to see that larger numbers are composed of full 10s and part of the next 10.
Children will have opportunities to use real objects to see that the quantity of a group can be changed by adding more. They will use a range of resources to create mathematical stories in meaningful contexts.
Odd and Even Numbers
The children will begin to understand that some quantities will share equally into 2 groups and some won’t. They may also notice that some quantities can be grouped into pairs and some will have one left over. Children will be provided with opportunities to explore these ideas in different contexts as they play and to talk about what they notice.
Grouping and Sharing
During snack time or group activities, children will be encouraged to check that the items are shared equally and that everyone has the same. The children will also be given opportunities to recognise and make equal groups. They will be prompted to notice that sometimes there are items left over when they share or group. The children will be asked to come up with their own suggestions for how to resolve this.
Children will engage in a wide variety of songs, rhymes, games and activities. In practical activities and through discussion they will begin to solve problems involving doubling and counting repeated groups of the same size in practical contexts.