Children have been supported to further develop counting, recognising amounts of objects, recognising numerals and representing these amounts through recording pictorially.
Some children also were able to record using numerals and developing mathematical language linked to calculation and problem solving.
Children were provided with a range of interesting objects such as glass stones, decorated wooden eggs, glass shells, as well as gel numerals, wooden slices with numbers etched on and fabric strawberries. These items sparked curiosity and talk.
Children were challenged and supported to use these in a range of ways:
they counted with one to one correspondence;
they matched amounts to numerals;
they explored the concept of 'more' and less';
they ordered numerals 0-10;
they began to represent their counting pictorially, given choices to do this in a range of ways.;
children sustained interest and were motivated to share their ideas, have a go and work together;
books were also used to inspire and develop knowledge and concepts.
At home, get children to help you set the table, count out plates, share snacks and look at bus numbers, car registrations and door numbers as you are out and about.
Rachel Keeling Nursery School
Bullard's Place, Morpeth Street, London, E2 0PS
Tel: 020 89805856
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