Numbers 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 numbers 7 and 8 and practising how to write them.   We have used these little rhymes to help us:

7 – Across the sky and down from heaven, that’s the way we make a seven.

8 – Make an ‘s’ and do not wait.  When it’s joined up you have an eight. 

We have practised our numbers, counted out objects and used our bricks and chalks outside to help us form the numbers correctly.    The children also enjoyed writing numbers on the interactive whiteboard during child initiated learning.

How you can help at home:

Use foam numbers in the bath to put in order from 1-8. Select one number and ask your child what number is one more or one less. Practise writing the numbers using a paintbrush and water on paving slabs.