We have been doing lots of work around the number 5, working on recognising small amounts without counting (subitising). Today, Miss J told some stories about dinosaurs playing in the garden: some were on the trampoline, some were in the flower garden and some were on the picnic blanket. We had to look and see how many were in each part of the garden, and calculate how many altogether. Then some of the dinosaurs hid and we had to work out how many were hiding.
We used the 5 frame to help us. A 5 frame is a great way for children to gain an understanding of what numbers look like and how they are made up of other numbers.
We also have lots of opportunities to practise our counting and subitising in Independent Learning, playing games and using resources.