EYFS maths
developing early number sense
Here is a useful information video for parents explaining what early number sense is. This will give you an overview of early years maths and why it is taught in small steps.
Useful links for home
Try these number rhymes  www.bbc.co.uk/teach/schoolradio/nurseryrhymescountingsongs/zn67kmn
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/b08bzfnh  Here is the link to all of the Numberblocks episodes  we watch the episodes that are relevant to what we are covering in maths at school.
Here is the link to some useful videos about Cardinality, Number Sense and Subitising  www.ncetm.org.uk/features/cardinalityandnumbersense/?utm_source=NCETM+Newsletters&utm_campaign=7e468a0f6dprimaryroundupoctober2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_13f8d631f47e468a0f6d222336393
Here is the link to some useful videos about Cardinality, Number Sense and Subitising  www.ncetm.org.uk/features/cardinalityandnumbersense/?utm_source=NCETM+Newsletters&utm_campaign=7e468a0f6dprimaryroundupoctober2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_13f8d631f47e468a0f6d222336393
Home Learning
Please find below activities for your child if they are self isolating, however you can use these acitivities to help support your child at home with the learning they are doing at school. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher  eyfs@staffordleys.com
The children have explored lots of things in our maths sessions over the last few weeks.
THIS WEEK...
Week Beginning 16.5.22
This week we are focusing on the children's automatic recall of number bonds to 5 and some number bonds to 10. We will be looking at...
This week we are focusing on the children's automatic recall of number bonds to 5 and some number bonds to 10. We will be looking at...
 knowing how a number can be split into two parts
 knowing that parts can be combined to make whole amounts, and that the whole is larger than each of its parts
 knowing the ‘numbers within’ 3 (i.e. that 3 is composed of 2 and 1)
 knowing the different ‘numbers within’ 4 and 5, and naming the parts that make the whole number (e.g. that 5 is composed of 4 and 1, and 3 and 2)
 when shown a quantity to 5, saying how many are subsequently hidden under a cloth or bowl
 knowing the different ‘numbers within’ 10, and naming the parts that make the whole number, e.g. that 10 is composed of 5 and 5, or 6 and 4
 knowing doubles facts up to ‘5 and 5 make 10’.
One of our stem sentences is 5 is made of _____ and _______.
We will be watching a part of this Numberblocks episode when exploring what 5 can be made of  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dr1l3/numberblocksseries1thewholeofme
Here is an idea for an activity at home  Play a game of skittles using 10 skittles or plastic bottles partially filled with sand. How many have you knocked over? How many are left standing? Are there still 10 altogether?
We will be watching a part of this Numberblocks episode when exploring what 5 can be made of  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dr1l3/numberblocksseries1thewholeofme
Here is an idea for an activity at home  Play a game of skittles using 10 skittles or plastic bottles partially filled with sand. How many have you knocked over? How many are left standing? Are there still 10 altogether?
We will be singing the rhyme  Five Little Speckled Frogs. Click on the image below to sing this rhyme at home.
We will be exploring how 5 is made through this rhyme  if we had 5 frogs to begin with and now there are only 3 left, how many have jumped in the pond?
We will also be exploring doubles, using stem sentences like  4 is made from 2 and 2; double 2 is 4. / 6 is made from 3 and 3; double 3 is 6. The children will be using their fingers on both hands to help them. Can your child automatically show these doubles without counting their fingers?
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Week Beginning 9.5.22
This week the children are looking at the composition of numbers to 10 using a Rekenrek, understanding that numbers can be split into smaller parts. We will also be comparing quantities of numbers and exploring doubles of numbers to 5. The children will be showing a given amount of fingers and then whispering what is 1 more or 1 less than that number  could you have a go at this at home?
Our stem sentences will be:
___ and ____ together makes ______
Double ____ is _______
____ is made from _____ and ______
_____ is the whole, _____ is a part and _____ is a part.
5 needs _____ to make _____
1 more than ____ is _____
1 less than ____ is _______
This week the children are looking at the composition of numbers to 10 using a Rekenrek, understanding that numbers can be split into smaller parts. We will also be comparing quantities of numbers and exploring doubles of numbers to 5. The children will be showing a given amount of fingers and then whispering what is 1 more or 1 less than that number  could you have a go at this at home?
Our stem sentences will be:
___ and ____ together makes ______
Double ____ is _______
____ is made from _____ and ______
_____ is the whole, _____ is a part and _____ is a part.
5 needs _____ to make _____
1 more than ____ is _____
1 less than ____ is _______
Can you have a try at exploring all the different ways of making any number from 510?
You can watch these episodes below to complement the numbers you are exploring:
Composition of numbers to 5
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dr1l3/numberblocksseries1thewholeofme
You can watch these episodes below to complement the numbers you are exploring:
Composition of numbers to 5
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dr1l3/numberblocksseries1thewholeofme
Numberbonds within 7
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3p2x/numberblocksseries2fluffies?seriesId=b0bl5v3r
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3p2x/numberblocksseries2fluffies?seriesId=b0bl5v3r
Composition of number to 10
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bmkmb3/numberblocksseries3hiccups?seriesId=b0bls7vy
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bmkmb3/numberblocksseries3hiccups?seriesId=b0bls7vy
Week Beginning 2.5.22
This week the children are using a Rekenrek to explore subitising (saying a number without counting).
This week the children are using a Rekenrek to explore subitising (saying a number without counting).
The children will also be learning about the numbers 17, 18, 19 and 20. We will be using the stem sentences:
1 ten and 7 more is 17
1 ten and 8 more is 18
1 ten and 9 more is 19
2 tens are 20
The children will be watching the following Numberblocks episodes:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00063vv/numberblocksseries4seventeen?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00064tz/numberblocksseries4eighteen?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000663t/numberblocksseries4nineteen?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rr5/numberblocksseries4twenty?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rrg/numberblocksseries4tallstories?seriesId=m0005y7k
We will also be looking at the numbers 1120 and working out the missing number.
1 ten and 7 more is 17
1 ten and 8 more is 18
1 ten and 9 more is 19
2 tens are 20
The children will be watching the following Numberblocks episodes:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00063vv/numberblocksseries4seventeen?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00064tz/numberblocksseries4eighteen?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000663t/numberblocksseries4nineteen?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rr5/numberblocksseries4twenty?seriesId=m0005y7k
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rrg/numberblocksseries4tallstories?seriesId=m0005y7k
We will also be looking at the numbers 1120 and working out the missing number.
Week Beginning 25.4.22
This week the children will be finding out about the numbers 14, 15 and 16. We will spend time deciding what is 14/15/16 and what is not 14/15/16. When talking about the numbers 1416 we will be using the stem sentences below:
1 ten and 4 more is 14
1 ten and 5 more is 15
1 ten and 6 more is 16
The children will be watching the following Numberblocks episodes:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029tp/numberblocksseries327fourteen
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029tw/numberblocksseries3fifteen
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005yfs/numberblocksseries4sixteen
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029vj/numberblocksseries3tweenscenes
We will also be exploring odd and even numbers.The children will count out a number of objects between 010 and explore to see if they can pair that number. We will be using the stem sentences:
An even number can be paired
An odd number cannot be paired
Have a go at rolling two dice  adding the spots together and then counting out that amount  can you pair it? Is it an odd or even number? How do you know?
This week the children will be finding out about the numbers 14, 15 and 16. We will spend time deciding what is 14/15/16 and what is not 14/15/16. When talking about the numbers 1416 we will be using the stem sentences below:
1 ten and 4 more is 14
1 ten and 5 more is 15
1 ten and 6 more is 16
The children will be watching the following Numberblocks episodes:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029tp/numberblocksseries327fourteen
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029tw/numberblocksseries3fifteen
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005yfs/numberblocksseries4sixteen
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00029vj/numberblocksseries3tweenscenes
We will also be exploring odd and even numbers.The children will count out a number of objects between 010 and explore to see if they can pair that number. We will be using the stem sentences:
An even number can be paired
An odd number cannot be paired
Have a go at rolling two dice  adding the spots together and then counting out that amount  can you pair it? Is it an odd or even number? How do you know?
Week Beginning 4.4.22
This week the children will be finding out about the numbers 11, 12 and 13. We will firstly focus on the children counting orally beyond 10 to 20 correctly, thinking carefully about the numbers we use when we are counting.
We will spend time deciding what is 11/12/13 and what is not 11/12/13. When talking about the numbers 1113 we will be using the stem sentences below:
1 ten and 1 more is 11
1 ten and 2 more is 12
1 ten and 3 more is 13
The children will also be watching the following Numberblocks episodes:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000266y/numberblocksseries321eleven
This week the children will be finding out about the numbers 11, 12 and 13. We will firstly focus on the children counting orally beyond 10 to 20 correctly, thinking carefully about the numbers we use when we are counting.
We will spend time deciding what is 11/12/13 and what is not 11/12/13. When talking about the numbers 1113 we will be using the stem sentences below:
1 ten and 1 more is 11
1 ten and 2 more is 12
1 ten and 3 more is 13
The children will also be watching the following Numberblocks episodes:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000266y/numberblocksseries321eleven
The children will be counting out a group of 11, 12 and 13 objects. What can you find 11/12/13 of at home?
We will also be looking at whether we can share 11, 12 and 13 between 2 and then investigating whether we can split this quantity between 3 too. Have a go at sharing 11/12/13 of something between two or three people. Which numbers can you share fairly between 2? How do you know? Which numbers can you share fairly between 3 people? How do you know?
Here are some additional Numberblocks episodes that we will be watching too.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000271w/numberblocksseries3thewayoftherectangle?seriesId=b0bls7vy
We will also be looking at whether we can share 11, 12 and 13 between 2 and then investigating whether we can split this quantity between 3 too. Have a go at sharing 11/12/13 of something between two or three people. Which numbers can you share fairly between 2? How do you know? Which numbers can you share fairly between 3 people? How do you know?
Here are some additional Numberblocks episodes that we will be watching too.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000271w/numberblocksseries3thewayoftherectangle?seriesId=b0bls7vy
Week Beginning 28.3.22
This week the children are exploring the composition of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. We are doing this through simple stories using the stem sentence  ______ and ______ makes ________.
The children will be making up addition stories using a train and a bus as the focus of their story, exploring different ways of making 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. We will also tell stories using the context of an apple tree  if there are 9 apples on the tree and 3 fall off, how many will be left on the tree? The children will be using a part part whole mat to help them work out the answers.
We will be watching this Numberblock episode too  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q3zx7/numberblocksseries2blastoff?seriesId=b0bl5v3r
This week the children are exploring the composition of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. We are doing this through simple stories using the stem sentence  ______ and ______ makes ________.
The children will be making up addition stories using a train and a bus as the focus of their story, exploring different ways of making 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. We will also tell stories using the context of an apple tree  if there are 9 apples on the tree and 3 fall off, how many will be left on the tree? The children will be using a part part whole mat to help them work out the answers.
We will be watching this Numberblock episode too  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q3zx7/numberblocksseries2blastoff?seriesId=b0bl5v3r
Week Beginning 21.3.22
This week the children have been exploring 3D shapes. We have compared 3D shapes to 2D shapes and used the stem sentences  2D shapes are flat; 3D shapes are solid. The children have explored building with 3D shapes, deciding which are the best to use to build with  how tall a tower can you build using 3D shapes (using wooden blocks or Duplo)? We have also looked at everyday objects and decided which 3D shape they match with  can you find some objects at home that are similar to the 3D shapes in the photo on the left? The children have been introduced to the shapes  sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid, pyramid and a cone. We have described the 3D shapes too, seeing if our talk partners could guess the shape? 
We have also explored patterns this week. The children looked at some of the pages from the story Pattern Fish. We talked about the patterns we could see and guessed what might come next.
We have also made patterns using parts of our body. We loved watching and joining in with the video below.
We have also made patterns using parts of our body. We loved watching and joining in with the video below.


Week Beginning 14.3.22
This week we are exploring the composition of the number 10. Could you count out 10 of something, like biscuits or sweets and have 2 plates/bowls  investigate the different ways of distributing the 10 between the 2 plates/bowls  could you do some jottings to show what you found out? You could use a part/part whole mat here.
Extra challenge  How about introducing another plate/bowl, so they are splitting the 10 between 3  what 3 numbers can they add together to make 10?
We will be looking at the story Mouse Count. Stopping at different parts in the story and discussing  how many mice can you see? What is happening? How many mice are there now?
This week we are exploring the composition of the number 10. Could you count out 10 of something, like biscuits or sweets and have 2 plates/bowls  investigate the different ways of distributing the 10 between the 2 plates/bowls  could you do some jottings to show what you found out? You could use a part/part whole mat here.
Extra challenge  How about introducing another plate/bowl, so they are splitting the 10 between 3  what 3 numbers can they add together to make 10?
We will be looking at the story Mouse Count. Stopping at different parts in the story and discussing  how many mice can you see? What is happening? How many mice are there now?
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We will also be exploring one less, using the rhyme Ten in the Bed  www.bbc.co.uk/teach/schoolradio/nurseryrhymesteninthebed/z7bnmfr
Find 10 teddy bears and reenact the story  what happens to the number each time?
1 less than ____ is _____.
We will also be exploring the concept of doubling  A double is when two groups are the same.
Here is a Numberblocks episode that we will watch in school  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocksseries2doubletrouble
Here some other Numberblocks episodes that we will be watching this week:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q3zx7/numberblocksseries2blastoff
Find 10 teddy bears and reenact the story  what happens to the number each time?
1 less than ____ is _____.
We will also be exploring the concept of doubling  A double is when two groups are the same.
Here is a Numberblocks episode that we will watch in school  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocksseries2doubletrouble
Here some other Numberblocks episodes that we will be watching this week:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q3zx7/numberblocksseries2blastoff
Week Beginning 7.3.22
This week we are finding out about the number 10 and meeting Numberblock 10.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phr1g/numberblocksseries2ten
10 is ...
I have 10...
It is 10 because.../It is not 10 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out from 10 around them. They will learn to count out 10 onto a ten frame/Hungarian mat and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 10 or not 10. The children will also explore if they can share 10 between 2 and then 3. Can you find 10 of something at home? How do you know it is 10  can you explain that to a grown up.
Have a look at the images below  what can you see that is 10? What is not 10? How do you know?
You could do something similar to this at home.
This week we are finding out about the number 10 and meeting Numberblock 10.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phr1g/numberblocksseries2ten
10 is ...
I have 10...
It is 10 because.../It is not 10 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out from 10 around them. They will learn to count out 10 onto a ten frame/Hungarian mat and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 10 or not 10. The children will also explore if they can share 10 between 2 and then 3. Can you find 10 of something at home? How do you know it is 10  can you explain that to a grown up.
Have a look at the images below  what can you see that is 10? What is not 10? How do you know?
You could do something similar to this at home.
Here are some home learning activities you can complete during the week.


Week Beginning 28.2.22
This week we are finding out about the number 9 and meeting Numberblock 9.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09phbzc/numberblocksseries2nine
9 is...
I have 9...
It is 9 because.../It is not 9 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out 9 from around them. They will learn how to count out 9 onto a ten frame/Hungarian mat and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 9 or not 9. The children will learn how to form the number 9 and will be exploring if they can share 9 between 2 and then 3. Can you find 9 of something?
Have a look at this image  what can you see 9 of? How do you know it is 9? There is a whole sheet of home learning activities below linked to the number 9.
This week we are finding out about the number 9 and meeting Numberblock 9.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09phbzc/numberblocksseries2nine
9 is...
I have 9...
It is 9 because.../It is not 9 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out 9 from around them. They will learn how to count out 9 onto a ten frame/Hungarian mat and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 9 or not 9. The children will learn how to form the number 9 and will be exploring if they can share 9 between 2 and then 3. Can you find 9 of something?
Have a look at this image  what can you see 9 of? How do you know it is 9? There is a whole sheet of home learning activities below linked to the number 9.


Week Beginning 21.2.22
This week we are exploring the different ways of making 6, 7 and 8.
____ and ____ makes _____
When we add the number gets bigger.
A part and a part makes a whole
The children will be exploring the different ways of making 6, 7 and 8 using different story contexts  frogs on a log and in the pond and people getting on the bus when visiting two stops. For example  if there are three frogs on the log and 4 in the pond, how many frogs are there altogether?
Here are a couple of Numberblocks episodes you can watch at home 
Number bonds to 6
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4g7y/numberblocksseries2countingsheep?seriesId=b0bl5v3r
Numberbonds to 7
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3p2x/numberblocksseries2fluffies
You could use the bus template below to make up your own stories using the stem sentence  ____ and _____makes ______. You could use some Lego characters as people getting on the bus.
This week we are exploring the different ways of making 6, 7 and 8.
____ and ____ makes _____
When we add the number gets bigger.
A part and a part makes a whole
The children will be exploring the different ways of making 6, 7 and 8 using different story contexts  frogs on a log and in the pond and people getting on the bus when visiting two stops. For example  if there are three frogs on the log and 4 in the pond, how many frogs are there altogether?
Here are a couple of Numberblocks episodes you can watch at home 
Number bonds to 6
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4g7y/numberblocksseries2countingsheep?seriesId=b0bl5v3r
Numberbonds to 7
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3p2x/numberblocksseries2fluffies
You could use the bus template below to make up your own stories using the stem sentence  ____ and _____makes ______. You could use some Lego characters as people getting on the bus.
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We are also exploring pairs.
2 of something makes a pair.
We will firstly be looking at items that can be paired, like socks. How many pairs can you match? How many socks do you have now?
What other pairs can you find around your house?
We will then explore quantities and will decide which amounts up to 8 can be paired and which cannot. You could explore this at home.
2 of something makes a pair.
We will firstly be looking at items that can be paired, like socks. How many pairs can you match? How many socks do you have now?
What other pairs can you find around your house?
We will then explore quantities and will decide which amounts up to 8 can be paired and which cannot. You could explore this at home.
Week Beginning 07.02.22
This week we are finding out all about the number 8 and meeting Numberblock 8
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgvmb/numberblocksseries2eight
8 is ...
I have 8...
It is 8 because... It is not 8 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out 8 from around them. They will learn how to count out 8 onto a ten frame and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 8 or not 8. The children will learn how to form the number 8 too.
They will also explore objects in relation to the vocabulary in terms of length  using the words long and short.
You can watch this session online  vimeo.com/503105192
This week we are finding out all about the number 8 and meeting Numberblock 8
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgvmb/numberblocksseries2eight
8 is ...
I have 8...
It is 8 because... It is not 8 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out 8 from around them. They will learn how to count out 8 onto a ten frame and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 8 or not 8. The children will learn how to form the number 8 too.
They will also explore objects in relation to the vocabulary in terms of length  using the words long and short.
You can watch this session online  vimeo.com/503105192
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Week Beginning 31.01.22
This week we are finding out all about the number 7 and meeting Numberblock 7
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgqt4/numberblocksseries2seven
7 is ...
I have 7...
It is 7 because... It is not 7 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out 7 from around them. They will learn how to count out 7 onto a ten frame and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 7 or not 7. The children will learn how to form the number 7 too.
They will also explore objects in relation to the vocabulary in terms of height  using the words tall and short.
You can watch this session online  vimeo.com/503104664
Look at the photo below  what can you see that is 7 and not 7? Can you explain how you know?
This week we are finding out all about the number 7 and meeting Numberblock 7
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgqt4/numberblocksseries2seven
7 is ...
I have 7...
It is 7 because... It is not 7 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out 7 from around them. They will learn how to count out 7 onto a ten frame and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 7 or not 7. The children will learn how to form the number 7 too.
They will also explore objects in relation to the vocabulary in terms of height  using the words tall and short.
You can watch this session online  vimeo.com/503104664
Look at the photo below  what can you see that is 7 and not 7? Can you explain how you know?
Because we have learnt about the number 7  we have learnt the days of the week song.
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Week Beginning 24.01.21
This week we are finding out all about the number 6 and meeting Numberblock 6  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgksd/numberblocksseries2six
6 is ...
I have 6 ...
It is 6 because...; It is not 6 because...
The children will be exploring and counting out 6 around them. They will learn to count out 6 onto a ten frame and compare objects and quantities deciding if they are 6 or not 6. The children will also learn how to form the number 6.
Have a look at the photograph below  what can you see that is 6 and what is not 6? Can you explain how you know?


Week Beginning 17.01.22
This week we are exploring the composition of numbers to 5. The children will be using simple stories to add two groups together and then counting them all to find out the answer. They will be continuing to use the part/part whole model from the previous week.
A part and a part makes a whole.
If ... is a part of me and ... is a part of me, then the whole of me is ... .
First..., then..., now... .
When we add, the number gets bigger.
The children used a bus outline to make up first... then... and now... stories. Please find a copy below  using counters to represent the people. Could you make up a story of your own.
We also used the rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs as a stimulus to make up some simple adding stories  here we explored adding 3 small groups to make a number  how many on the log? How many in the pond? How many on the bank? How many altogether?
This week we are exploring the composition of numbers to 5. The children will be using simple stories to add two groups together and then counting them all to find out the answer. They will be continuing to use the part/part whole model from the previous week.
A part and a part makes a whole.
If ... is a part of me and ... is a part of me, then the whole of me is ... .
First..., then..., now... .
When we add, the number gets bigger.
The children used a bus outline to make up first... then... and now... stories. Please find a copy below  using counters to represent the people. Could you make up a story of your own.
We also used the rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs as a stimulus to make up some simple adding stories  here we explored adding 3 small groups to make a number  how many on the log? How many in the pond? How many on the bank? How many altogether?
tn7313busthemedtenframeandcountersactivityenglish.pdf  
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We have watched this Numberblocks episodes this week  www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0blss0t/numberblocksseries3thenumberblocksexpress
The children enjoyed this numberbonds to 5 song too.
The children enjoyed this numberbonds to 5 song too.
Week Beginning 10.01.22
This week we are exploring comparing numbers to 5.
More is when the number gets bigger.
Fewer is when the number gets smaller.
Use the video below to explore this further. You could play a game of matching pairs afterwards  talk about who has more pairs and who has fewer pairs.
This week we are exploring comparing numbers to 5.
More is when the number gets bigger.
Fewer is when the number gets smaller.
Use the video below to explore this further. You could play a game of matching pairs afterwards  talk about who has more pairs and who has fewer pairs.
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We are also exploring the part/part and a whole relationship.
A part and a part makes a whole.
The children will be watching the Numberblocks episode  The Whole of Me. Click on the link below to watch the episode at home.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dr1l3/numberblocksseries1thewholeofme
A part and a part makes a whole.
The children will be watching the Numberblocks episode  The Whole of Me. Click on the link below to watch the episode at home.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dr1l3/numberblocksseries1thewholeofme
We will be looking at how the parts of a puzzle make the whole picture.
Use the powerpoint below to explore this further. We have also included a part/part whole mat for you to use. Explore numbers up to 5 and how you can combine the two parts (smaller circles) and combine them (top circle) to find out the total of the whole group.
Use the powerpoint below to explore this further. We have also included a part/part whole mat for you to use. Explore numbers up to 5 and how you can combine the two parts (smaller circles) and combine them (top circle) to find out the total of the whole group.


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Week Beginning 13.12.21
This week we have been exploring 4 sided shapes  sqaures and rectangles.
A square has 4 equal sides.
A rectangle has 2 long sides and 2 short sides.
Use the link below to access some useful videos and resources.
Autumn term  Light and Dark  sessions 11 15
whiterosemaths.com/resources?year=earlyyears
This week we have been exploring 4 sided shapes  sqaures and rectangles.
A square has 4 equal sides.
A rectangle has 2 long sides and 2 short sides.
Use the link below to access some useful videos and resources.
Autumn term  Light and Dark  sessions 11 15
whiterosemaths.com/resources?year=earlyyears


THIS WEEK...
Week Beginning 06.12.21
This week we have explored the terms 'more' and 'fewer' and have looked at numbers 1 more and 1 less to 5.
We used plates of party food to decide if there was 'more' or 'fewer' of something  more is when the number gets bigger; fewer is when the number get smaller.
We have explored one more than a number to 5 by singing the rhyme  One Little Elephant went out to play. The rhyme we used is below and we have included some cut outs to use as you sing the rhyme. We talked about how 5 is one more than 4 etc.
This week we have explored the terms 'more' and 'fewer' and have looked at numbers 1 more and 1 less to 5.
We used plates of party food to decide if there was 'more' or 'fewer' of something  more is when the number gets bigger; fewer is when the number get smaller.
We have explored one more than a number to 5 by singing the rhyme  One Little Elephant went out to play. The rhyme we used is below and we have included some cut outs to use as you sing the rhyme. We talked about how 5 is one more than 4 etc.


We explored one less than a number by singing the rhyme  Five Little Speckled Frogs. The rhyme was used to explore what happens to a number wehen their is one less  we talked about how 1 less than 4 is 3 etc.
www.bbc.co.uk/teach/schoolradio/nurseryrhymesfivelittlespeckledfrogs/zjjbnrd
www.bbc.co.uk/teach/schoolradio/nurseryrhymesfivelittlespeckledfrogs/zjjbnrd
Then we used the story Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons to explore the concept of one less further. Use the video below to explore the story and what happens to the number each time.
this week...
Week Beginning 29.11.21
This week we are investigating the number 5!
What do you think 5 is? How would you represent 5?
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocksseries1five
We will be recapping on our counting rules.
 count everything once
 count the number names in order
 the last number counted is how many there are
 move the objects as you count them and put them in a line
 when counting from a larger group  stop at the number you need
We will also be looking at squares and rectangles and a pentagon  as they have 5 sides.
This week we are investigating the number 5!
What do you think 5 is? How would you represent 5?
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocksseries1five
We will be recapping on our counting rules.
 count everything once
 count the number names in order
 the last number counted is how many there are
 move the objects as you count them and put them in a line
 when counting from a larger group  stop at the number you need
We will also be looking at squares and rectangles and a pentagon  as they have 5 sides.
Week Beginning 22.11.21
This week we are investigating the number 4!
What do you think 4 is? How would you represent 4?
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d61cv/numberblocksseries1four
This week we are investigating the number 4!
What do you think 4 is? How would you represent 4?
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d61cv/numberblocksseries1four
What can you find around you that is 4? How do you know it is 4? Can you explain how you know?
We will be encouraging the children to count objects to 4 accurately.
We will be encouraging the children to count objects to 4 accurately.
Week Beginning  15.11.21
whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/earlyyears/itsme123week3/
You can access the link above for home learning (all of the lessons in this week reflect what the children have been learning at school).
The children have explored finding out one less than a number to 3. We used the rhyme below.
whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/earlyyears/itsme123week3/
You can access the link above for home learning (all of the lessons in this week reflect what the children have been learning at school).
The children have explored finding out one less than a number to 3. We used the rhyme below.
We have explored 2D shape (2D shapes are flat). We have focused on circles and triangles  looking at their properties. When looking at these shapes we listened to the story of Mr Rush, that has a brief appearance from Mr Happy and talked about the shapes of these characters.
We have also explored prepositional language. We have looked at simple treasure maps to give directions to find the treasure and hidden toys and talked about where we have found them. The children have also made obstacle courses. We have focused on the language  on, under, between, over, behind
Week Beginning  8.11.21
The children have explored the different combinations when making 1, 2 and 3.
___ and ____ makes ____ altogether.
We have also learnt the rules when counting. We also talked about moving objects when counting them and putting them in a line, this will aid the children in becoming confident counters.
The children have explored the different combinations when making 1, 2 and 3.
___ and ____ makes ____ altogether.
We have also learnt the rules when counting. We also talked about moving objects when counting them and putting them in a line, this will aid the children in becoming confident counters.
 One number name for each object
 Say the number names in order
 Cardinal rule  the last number you say is how many there are
 When counting from a larger group  stop at the number you need
Just Like Me 1, 2, 3!
The children have explored the numbers 1, 2 and 3 (we looked at 0 last half term).
When looking at the numbers 1, 2 and 3, we have explored each number separately. For example, discussing what is 2 and what is not 2 and counting out 2 of something.
Number 1
I can see 1... 1 is ... 1 is not... 1 is 1 more than 0
When looking at the number 1, we had fun learning the rhyme  One Finger One Thumb Keep Moving
www.bbc.co.uk/teach/schoolradio/nurseryrhymesonefingeronethumbkeepmoving/zbtj47h
The children were introduced to Numberblock 1
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzzns/numberblocksseries1one
We had to find items for Pete the cat to take to school  I can see 1...
We also looked at a group of objects and decided what was 1 and what was not 1.
We had discussions about how a spider could be 8 (as it has 8 legs) and 1 because it is 1 spider!
We also learnt how to write the number 1 and count out 1 from a larger group.
Number 2
I can see 2... 2 is ... 2 is not... 2 is 1 more than 1
The children learnt the rhyme  Two Little Dicky Birds
I can see 2... 2 is ... 2 is not... 2 is 1 more than 1
The children learnt the rhyme  Two Little Dicky Birds
We had to find enough items for both Pete and Pierre to take to school.
The children found out that 1 and another 1 is 2 and watched a Numberblock's episode all about it. We looked at the fact that sometimes we need 1 another 1, for example  we need 1 shoe and another shoe and 1 racket and another racket to play tennis.
When exploring 1 and another 1 we played pairs.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08c001f/numberblocksseries1anotherone
The children found out that 1 and another 1 is 2 and watched a Numberblock's episode all about it. We looked at the fact that sometimes we need 1 another 1, for example  we need 1 shoe and another shoe and 1 racket and another racket to play tennis.
When exploring 1 and another 1 we played pairs.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08c001f/numberblocksseries1anotherone
We also found out all about Numberblock 2 and had a group of objects, where we had to decide what was 2 and not 2.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgt8/numberblocksseries1two
The children learnt to count out 2 of something from a larger group and learnt how to write the number 2.
We enjoyed singing the rhyme below.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgt8/numberblocksseries1two
The children learnt to count out 2 of something from a larger group and learnt how to write the number 2.
We enjoyed singing the rhyme below.
Number 3
I can see 3... 3 is... 3 is not... 3 is 1 more than 2
The children have explored the number 3 by making sure that Pete, Pierre and the Tricky Troll have enough items to take to school  3 in total to share between them.
We have found out about what 3 is and been introduced to Numberblock 3.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocksseries1three
The children have counted out 3 objects from a larger group and they have sorted out a group of objects to decide if they are 3 or not 3. For example, a triangle is 3 as it has 3 sides and 3 corners.
Here are some videos of stories about the number 3.
I can see 3... 3 is... 3 is not... 3 is 1 more than 2
The children have explored the number 3 by making sure that Pete, Pierre and the Tricky Troll have enough items to take to school  3 in total to share between them.
We have found out about what 3 is and been introduced to Numberblock 3.
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocksseries1three
The children have counted out 3 objects from a larger group and they have sorted out a group of objects to decide if they are 3 or not 3. For example, a triangle is 3 as it has 3 sides and 3 corners.
Here are some videos of stories about the number 3.


Pattern
We have been going over some of our pattern knowledge from last week. Can you have a go at this interactive pattern game? Make sure you select level 1 to start.
www.topmarks.co.uk/orderingandsequencing/shapepatterns
This week we are also beginning to look at the number 0 and the number 1.
www.topmarks.co.uk/orderingandsequencing/shapepatterns
This week we are also beginning to look at the number 0 and the number 1.