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