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Comparing Numbers to 5


Children continue to understand that when comparing numbers, one quantity can be more than, the same as or fewer than another quantity. Try and encourage the children to compare quantities using a variety of objects and pictures, this can be done through all you do at home. For example whilst playing you could have different or same number of toy animals, preparing food e.g. food on a plate etc.

Other Resources
Share the stories A Squash and a Squeeze, Room on the Broom and The Ugly Five all by Julia Donaldson. These are our favourites in school. 
Join in with the number songs by clicking on the links below.

Ways of Making 4 and 5


Children will continue to develop their understanding that all numbers are made up of smaller numbers by allowing them to explore and notice the different ways of making 4 and 5. For example 5 can be made up of 1 and 1 and 3 or 2 and 3 or 1 and 4.


We encourage them to subitise (instantly recognise these small quantities without counting)

We encourage them to notice how numbers can be made up of 2 parts or more than 2 parts.