# Number 10

Sunday 17 March 2019

This week, we’ve been looking at the number 10 and the children have engaged in many different activities to represent ten.  At the start of each lesson, the children enjoy watching the Number Block song for the number of the week.

They’ve all drawn ten in their busy books. We call this mathematical graphics. In the example below the child has drawn ten in lots of different ways.

“Ten crosses, ten circles, ten ladders”.

The children have enjoyed using pictures to tell number stories to ten.

First there were 4 pigs, then 6 sheep came along, now there are 10 animals all together.”

The children have had a go at telling less than number stories and with support can write the numbers to show the story.

First there were 14 spots on the ten frame, then 4 rolled away, now there are 10 left.

Finally, they have enjoyed counting by 10s. We estimated how many cubes were in a jug and then grouped them by 10s to count the total number.

Challenge – 3 cubes

Can your child tell (verbally or through mathematical graphics) a number story to ten? They can use a picture from a book, create a scene using small world props or from something they can see around them.

Please email us any quotes or mathematical graphics from your child. This will support us in our assessment by providing evidence towards the number strand of the EYFS.

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.