The first half term the children will be focusing on a different number each week, to embed their understanding of each number. This will include understanding the amounts of a number, rather than just recognising the number and counting in sequence.
The children will acquire skills in understanding number and seeing the patterns that will be a basis for their Maths knowledge to take them into their future Maths learning.
Practicing counting and number language is something that can be used throughout the day. In class we will take the opportunity to count in a variety of ways and situations. Counting fruit at snack-time, children as they line up and when playing games, so that children enjoy counting and are inspired to continue independently.
When counting objects children can get 'carried away' when saying the individual numbers and we will encourage pointing or touching an item for each number.