Number of the week

In reception this week we have been learning ” how to link the numeral with its cardinal number value”. (Development Matters 2021)

We have been focusing on the number 4 and practising how to write it. We have used this little rhyme to help us:

“Down the hill, then down some more,

that’s way we make a four.”

We have been making sand castles to match the numerals 1,2,3 and 4 and matching a number of natural objects, such as leaves and twigs, to pebbles with the numerals on.

The number 4 is represented in many different ways on our number wheel. How many ways can you spot?

How you can help at home: roll a dice and ask your child to write the matching numeral. Ask children to identify the numerals 1-4 when they appear on  digital clock, mobile phone keyboard, calculator and ask your child to show you the correct number of fingers to match.