Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Ideas to support learning at home:
- Sing number rhymes
- Count out everyday objects such as fish fingers at teatime.
- Ask children to point out numbers on doors.
- Ask children to set the table for four people.
- Say which has more or less in a group of objects such as apples and pears.
- Encourage children to share out a packet of sweets between two people.
- Play hopscotch or skittles.
- Talk about shapes in the environment.
- Recognise and recreate patterns such as a tower of lego or a pattern on a bedspread.
- Develop positional language by placing a teddy on, under, behind, beside a chair and asking them to tell you where it is.
- When cooking encourage children to measure out ingredients.