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.
Home Learning
The children really love this dice game. We choose a number 13 and if it lands on that number they have to jump up. Have a try at home. This simple game will really help your child to subitise to 6.
www.onlinestopwatch.com/chancegames/rolladice/fullscreen/
www.onlinestopwatch.com/chancegames/rolladice/fullscreen/
The children have explored lots of things in our maths sessions over the last few weeks.
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.