One More and One Less
The children will continue to count, subitisie and compare as they explore one more and one less. They will be encouraged to use a five/ten frame to represent numbers and predict how many there will be if they add one more or take one away. The children will be prompted to see the link between counting forwards and the one more pattern and counting back and the one less pattern.
Composition of Numbers
The children will be introduced to the idea that all numbers are made up of smaller numbers. They will explore and notice the different compositions of 2, 3, 4, and 5. The children may also choose to explore the composition of larger numbers in their play.
2D and 3D Shape
The children will learn that squares and rectangles have 4 straight sides and 4 corners. They will also find out that circles have one curved side and triangles have three straight sides. The children will be exposed to shapes of different sizes and orientations.
The children will investigate which shapes they can make by combining squares, rectangles and triangles in different ways.
The children will be given opportunities to build using a variety of shapes and to construct their own 3D shapes in different ways. They will be introduced to the names of the shapes and be given the opportunities to explore similarities and differences between them as they play and to sort them according to what they notice.