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This week I would like you to practise counting and reading your numbers. 


I'd also like you to practise number bonds to 5 and then 10. I have attached a webpage which shows another way of doing this using pom poms and an egg carton. 


Afterwards I'd like you to practise your adding. 

This should be done practically!

Steps to adding success!


1. Begin by practising counting up to 10 and then 20.

2. Take a number track and place a counter or coin on a number. Roll a dice and then move the counter forwards that amount of places. After each move repeat to your child: First you were on ... then you moved  on ... Now you are on... 

3. Start showing your child an addition calculation within 10. For example 6+3=

Give your child 6 counters, coins, pegs etc and ask them to add another 3. This will help them to physically see they are adding.

4. Once confident write down some more addition calculations. This time they are ready to repeat step 2 and will hopefully understand what the calculation is asking them to do. Use a number track to count on to find the answer.

Move through each step only when your child is ready. 


Fun game to play!

You will need a box with a lid or use a bucket upside down and a collection of 10 objects. 

Ask your child to put a given number of objects in the box. e.g put 3 shells in the box and put the lid on. You can now write 3 on a piece of paper to put on the lid to remind them how many are in the box. Then give them some more shells. e.g 4


You have collected 3 shells in your box and I've given you 4 more. How many shells altogether? 


You should show your child how to count on from the number on the box and point to each of the 4 shells counting on e.g. touch the box and say 3,4,5,6,7 (touching each extra shell)


That means 3 and 4 more make 7.


Repeat with a different number. 




I have added some worksheets at the bottom in case you would like to print these off.


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