Counting to 20 and beyond

In Reception we are learning, ” to count beyond 10,” (Development Matters 2021). One of the ways we have introduced this is through the morning register.

Each morning we vote on the story book we would like to read by putting our named class animal in the pot which matches the book we would most like to read.


When everyone has voted we count the animals to see which book we will share.

This week have introduced registering ourselves using tens frames. The children have been very excited to choose the transport to put their names into making sure each vehicle is full before filling the next. They are able to see how many spaces have not been filled and how many children may be absent.

How you can help at home:

Provide opportunities to count above 20. When collecting up amounts of objects, group them into 10 then count on the amount more.