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In Year 1, we are developing an understanding of the numbers around us. In class, we have been enjoying a range of learning engagements related to counting and number awareness. Being able to differentiate between numbers and letters is a starting point, and we have also been practicing carefully counting numbers out-loud, forwards and backwards.
Some of the other things we have been working on in class:
- counting to determine the number of objects in a set
- reading and writing whole numbers (the initial focus is 0 to 20 with students being challenged as required)
- ordering numbers
- counting objects using one to one correspondence
- bigger and smaller
- careful counting
- subitising: the ability to immediately know the number items in a small set without counting
Ways to support your child at home:
- Noticing numbers and talking about numbers that they see
- Practicing estimation “How many apples do you think are in the bowl?” or “How many people do you think are in this room?”
- Careful counting of objects around the house, encouraging your child to touch or move objects as they count them, and say the numbers out loud.
- Paying attention to the pronunciation of numbers from 13-19. Sometimes children confuse the ending sound of numbers such as thirTEEN and thirTY
- Asking questions that compare quantities “Do you think there are more or this or that?”