EYFS Maths Autumn Block 6

EYFS Autumn block 6 numbers 1 to 5
White Rose EYFS maths aligned scheme numbers 1 to 5

Explore our EYFS maths scheme to save time and make maths preparation and planning easier in Reception.

Maths in the EYFS focuses on laying the foundation for mathematical understanding.

When it comes to numbers 1 to 5 in the EYFS, the emphasis is on introducing young learners to basic numeracy concepts through a combination of hands-on activities, games, and interactive experiences.

1. **Number Recognition:** The first step is helping children recognise and identify the numbers 1 to 5. This involves exposing them to numeral symbols through visually engaging materials, such as flashcards, number charts, or interactive games.

2. **Counting Skills:** use counting activities to help children understand the concept of quantity. This can involve counting objects, fingers, or other tangible items to associate the spoken number words with the numerical symbols.

3. **One-to-One Correspondence:** Ensuring that children understand the concept of one-to-one correspondence is crucial. This means matching each object to one and only one number. For example, if they are counting apples, they should touch and say one number for each apple.

4. **Ordinal Numbers:** Introducing the concept of ordinal numbers within the range of 1 to 5 is essential. This involves understanding the order of numbers, such as knowing that 3 comes after 2 and before 4.

5. **Simple Addition and Subtraction:** While basic addition and subtraction may be introduced in a simple form, the focus at this stage is more on the understanding of combining and separating small groups of objects rather than formal arithmetic.

6. **Practical Activities:** hands-on and play-based activities make learning enjoyable for young children. This might include games, puzzles, and other interactive methods to reinforce numerical concepts.

7. **Assessment and Progress Monitoring:** Regular assessment and progress monitoring are essential to helping children progress.

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