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Maths 1-4







Learning Goals:

I am learning to recognise numerals 1 to 5.

I am learning to develop one-to-one correspondence and say one number name for each object.


Watch Numberblocks 1.7: Five to support learning of today’s topic.




For this activity, you will need an assortment of small objects (e.g. small toys, buttons, beads). Prepare some pieces of paper with either 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 written on them.


First Challenge: Arrange the objects in sets of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Ask your child to count the first set. Show them three pieces of paper that show 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 (but not in the correct order). Once he/she finishes counting the objects in the set, ask your child to choose which number matches the set.


Second Challenge: Play Quick Fingers. The objective of the game is for your child to show you the correct number of fingers to represent the number you call out. For example, if you say, “Show me two fingers”, your child has to show you two fingers. Encourage your child to check that they have the right number of fingers shown by counting them.


Third Challenge: Play the game Teddy Numbers.



Number Song: 

End the session by practising rote counting: Dream English: “Let’s Count 1 to 10”.