Maths this week

This week the children have built on their understanding of the composition of numbers by investigating the composition of 3,4 and 5.  Composing and de-composing numbers involves the children investigating part-part-whole relations, e.g seeing that 3 can be composed of 1 and 2.  Through practical experiences and activities they have consolidated their understanding of the whole being made up of smaller parts.  A key focus this week has been the spatial  arrangements that can be made with different combinations of the same number of objects.

How you can help at home:

  • Provide squares of card and up to 5 different coloured buttons, jewels, pom  poms or similar small objects for your child to use to make collections of different amounts.
  • Create potato or cork prints with paint.  Ask your child, how many ways can you print 4 dots?  You could also vary this activity by exploring 4 dot patterns using 2 different colours.

Enjoy your week

The Reception team