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Numeracy Activity 30.03.20


Objective: To reliably count up to 5 and 10. 

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Warm up: Sing a number rhyme (see below) Go on a number hunt. Can you find any numbers in your home? e.g. remote control, fridge, phones, clock, computer/laptop etc.


Activity 1:

With your child, please create a set of number cards (can be completed on card, paper, laminated if possible) for you to use again and again. These can be created either through your child copying writing the number or the adult to write the number in bubble style writing and your child to colour/paint it. 


Activity 2:

Once you have created your number cards, spread them around the room(s)/outside. Ask your child if they can find as many numbers as they can.  Bring the numbers on paper back to you and ask your child to put them in order (support may be needed). Is your child able to order numbers 1-5 independently? If this is too easy, try ordering 1-10. If they find 1-5 difficult, try 1-3 and work up. Start them off by giving them number 1, ask them what comes next and for them to find the next number and so on. Spend some time on this. Please let me know if they find this difficult. You could also ask them, where would number 0 go? What does 0 mean?


After you have ordered the numbers, you and your child are to find the amount of objects to match the number. Work within your child's ability, if they are able to order up to 3, complete this activity up to 3, if they can order up to 5, complete this to number 5 and the same with 10. 

e.g. One carrot to number 1
Two coasters to number 2
Three cars to number 3

Once completed, take a photo and email or print in book if possible. 

Count with your child to understand the last number is the total amount.



If your child has a good understanding of this, you can include one more/one less, how many do you have now? 


It is important that children are also aware that anything can be counted and not just objects, e.g. claps and jumps. Using the numbers, encourage your child to clap 3 times, hop 5 times, stomp 4 times etc. Also ask your child to count how many times you or someone else claps or stomps. Please send videos of your child completing this activity.


To end this activity you can use:

Please use these games and songs every day to ensure your child has a good understanding of counting.

Interactive games to support counting;


Number rhymes:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive
One, two buckle my shoe
Ten green bottles
10 fat sausages
Hot cross buns

General number chanting up to 10 and backwards


PLEASE let me know if your child finds any of this activity difficult and I can inform you how to support them. Alternatively, if you feel that your child needs a further challenge, again, please contact me. 

Numeracy: 23.03.20 To explore shapes in your environment.

Shape hunt,

Please watch these shape songs and


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These photos will be used purely for children’s books and to monitor home learning.


An example of a home shape hunt is below. Children are to find toys and home items and sort them in to the correct shapes.  Encourage your child to use the sentence ‘This plate is a circle.’ If your child would like, they can draw a picture of something they have found. Ideas; plates, TV, place mats, books, DVDs, clocks, photo frames and toys.
Here is an example of a sorting activity for the children to do in your home:




Build with your child and his/her siblings using 3D blocks e.g. wooden blocks or Duplo etc. Ideas for building; bridges, castles, towers, little village, a school Talk to your child about what they are building and how, why are choosing to put this here, who would live here etc.

Shape games:
A game which is popular in nursery to help them learning shapes is