Swain House Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Dianne Richardson

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England




Objectives
•    To count up to 3 or 4 objects by saying one number for each item
•    To count up to 6 objects from a larger group of up to 10 objectives
•    To count sounds, such as a bang on the drum or claps up to 10
•    To count up to 10 objects

Things you can do at home to help
At every opportunity, count objects around the home and in the environment. Ensure your child touches or moves each item as they count it. This way they will count every object and are less likely to over count as often their voice moves faster than their finger.
Encourage your child to count objects/toys when tidying up. You are a great role model for this and it can even become a game!
Every day, you can count when going up or down the stairs.
You could get your child to count how many claps you have done. This can also be good for estimating. Ask your child how many they think you will do.

Links to games that will help

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/mathematics/countingsongs
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
http://www.ictgames.com/whackAMole/index.html