In Reception, we are working on gaining a solid understanding of what a number is and how we can make it. We are using dot cards to recognise the different ways numbers can be represented and to consider the numbers we can see within the dots.
We are also practising our number formation in sensory trays. We are using our fingers, paintbrushes or sticks to write numbers in jelly, sand and lentils! This is a fun way to begin practising forming numerals!
You can help at home by talking about how we can make numbers, for example holding up 2 fingers on one hand and 3 on the other… how many do we have altogether?