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26.3.2021 - Money - Interactive Powerpoint


In Reception the main objective when teaching money is for children to have an awareness of money, what we use money for. The value of different coins and nots.


It is tricky at this point for children to add different coins together as up until this point we teach them to count amount.


Continue to experiment with money and coins playing in your shop.

Can you have a go at the following interactive PowerPoint on money? Can you count the correct amount of coins?

25.3.2021 - Money - Shop

In Reception we need to have an awareness of money and know that money is used to buy things. 


Can you have a look at the attached Powepoint? Look at the coins and notes and discuss them with your adult. Or even better have a look at real coins and what they are worth. If you look closely at coins they tell us how much they are worth. 


Can you set up a shop in your house. Make price labels. Role play being the shop assistant or the buyer. Play with coins and learn to recognise their different names and values. Happy shopping!

Do you know the names of different coins and notes?

24.3.2021 - Number bonds to 10

Recap addition - addition is adding two numbers together to make a bigger number. 


Number bonds are two numbers that bond together to make a new number,


Draw round your hands and and cut then out. Then stick the wrist part of your paper hand on a piece of paper, Turn down the fingers to help you work out as many number bonds to 10 as you can. For example 1+9=10.


Write addition number  bond sentences to go with them. 

23.3.2021 - One less robots


Remember that one less than a number is counting back one.

Can you play the one less than robot game on Topmarks?

22.03.2021 - Subtraction

Subtraction is when we have a number and it is made smaller because an amount is taken away.

Recap symbols - and =


Can you fill out the activity sheet to work out the subtractions. Maybe you can use the number line to help you to count back? Alternatively you could use objects to help you work out the answer. Can you write a number sentence to go with each answer?

Doubling machine

Work through the doubling machine powerpoint and help the children put the right amount of lego into the machine? Have they made a double? Write a number sentence to go with each calculation. 

Work out the ladybird double. Write a number sentence for each double.

Interactive number games

Choose from one of the interactive games below

Shapes for Kids | 2D Shapes | Shapes Song | Shape Up| Jack Hartmann

Shape Up is a great educational song for children learning about 2D shapes. In Shape Up, children see the different shapes and then draw the shape in the air...

3D Shapes Song for Kids | Learn about 3D shapes | Jack Hartmann

Five of the most common 3D shapes are the sphere, cylinder, pyramid, cube and cone. These 3D shapes are clearly shown, with examples of real-life 3D shapes.M...

Additional Maths Activities

Fill in the 5/10's frame and draw pictures to represent the number? Which side has zero?

Number Home Learning

Counting out  up to 10 objects from a larger group

Counting in various different ways is a skill that we learn in Reception. This week we are learning how to count out objects from a large group. So for example having a pile of objects and asking a child to count out 6 from the pile.


It is important that children recognise, and sequence numbers but more importantly they need to understand what a numeral represents and realise that it represents quantity.


This is a practical skill. Maybe have a number of objects. Give your child a number for them to recognise and count out that number. Model counting moving the object while counting. 


Remember when we count;

1. We count each object slowly.

2. We only say one number for each object,

3. We touch or point to each object (or move it if we can) as we count it.

4. The last number we say is how many objects there are.

Number recognition, counting and Quantifying 

By the end of Reception children need to be able to recognise and sequence numbers 0-20 be able to match numeral to quantity. They need to be able to count out objects from a large group. They need to be able to count objects that can be moved but also things are in a fixed position. 

Maths websites, games and online activities
Home Learning Maths - number activities

Number recognition, counting, sequencing matching and formation.