Marvellous Maths Stay and Play

Wednesday 15 January 2020

pLThank you to those of you who were able to attend the ‘marvellous maths’ stay and play this week. It was great to see so many of you there and the children enjoyed sharing their learning with you.

We focused on the number 5. We focus on numbers to twenty throughout the year to get a depth of understanding of what the numbers represent. We talked about what number 5 looks like – not just the numeral but also what it looks like in our environment. For example, there are 5 sides and 5 corners on a pentagon and star. We also focused on verbally telling number stories using first, then and now. For example, first there was 3 children stood up, then 2 more stood up, now there are 5 children stood up altogether.

If you were unable to attend, your child will have brought home an information booklet about the 6 principles of counting with some ideas of how to support your child at home. The children also enjoy watching number blocks – a great conversation starter about numbers!