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Maths in Reception



This fortnight, children will learn to count to 5 using the counting principles they developed in Week 1 and Week 2. Children will represent numbers up to 5 in concrete and pictorial ways as well as linking an amount to the numerals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. We have been taking every opportunity throughout the school day to build and reinforce mathematical concepts gives children’s learning purpose and meaning in the wider context of their lives.

Children have had lots of opportunities to talk about the number of objects they see on screen, and around their classroom, i.e. 2 adult chairs, 1 computer, 4 pencil pots. They have also been encouraged to see numbers in different form as seen in the photographs below. 





Week Beginning 11th September 2023

In Maths, we are working towards having a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5. 

This week, children will start to count to 3 and back from 3. They will link the skill of counting 3 concrete objects to the pictorial representation of 3, and then to the abstract numerals 1, 2 and 3.

We have been making playdough numbers, and matching the correct quantity of playdough balls. 

We were challenged to make a tower of 1, 2 and 3. We learnt how to count and stack cubes one by one and how to count each one to double check the quantity.