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Hi, friends, it's Miss Molnar here, and I hope you are ready for some super fun maths learning today.

So today we're going to be counting and recognising numbers within seven.

That's right, I said seven.

So let's go see what we're going to need to get ready for this lesson.

All right, so for this lesson, you are going to need some objects to count with.

So I've got some cubes, but you might have something different at home, maybe some dry pasta.

Make sure you ask a parent or carer, and I'm sure they can get something ready for you.

You're also going to need a 10 frame.

You can find one in the downloadable resources, but don't worry, if you don't have one or if you can't print one out, you can also get a parent or carer to help you draw one.

That would be absolutely fine.

All right, pause the video, get what you need, and we'll begin.

All right, I thought we could start off by playing a little bit of a game.

I've got some numbers hidden behind grey boxes.

This is a little bit tricky, so I've brought along my favourite talk partner.

It's Harold the Hedgehog because he's really good at guessing, so I thought he could help us out.

All right, have a look at the shape on the screen, the number on the screen that's hidden.

It starts at the top, it goes around.

Hmm, do you have any guesses about what number it could be? What do you think? All right, I think we need another clue.

Ooh, has that helped you guess at all? I think I know what number it might be.

It starts at the top, it goes around, and it loops.

Have you guessed what number it is? If you said six, way to go.

Well done, everyone.

Shall we try another one? I like this game.

Ooh, goodness me.

I have to do some thinking here.

This one's really tricky.

So it goes straight across the bottom.

It goes down.


I wonder, do you already know which number it could be? Let's have a another clue, shall we? Ooh, okay, that's helped me figure it out.

Do you know which number it is at home yet? Well done, if you said four, way to go.

Well done, boys and girls.

All right, so we've got a new picture to help us with some counting today.

All right, first off, how many? Let's play a little bit of I Spy, shall we? All right, hmm.

How many frogs can you spy in the picture? Pause the video if you need to, and see if you can count how many frogs there are.

All right, shall we count them together? Ready? One, two, three, four, five.

Well done, there's five frogs on the screen.

Well done.

How many mice are there on the picture? That's right, there's only two mice.

Well done.

All right, let's take a look at the bottles, the green bottles at the top of the picture.

How many short bottles are there? If you counted one, two, three, you are right.

Well done.

Now let's count how many tall bottles there are.

Ready? One, two, three, four.

Way to go, everyone.

You're getting so amazing at your counting skills.

All right, so we're going to start by looking at the number four.

Have you seen number four number before? Maybe you have.

He's the number four because he's gone one, two, three, four blocks on him to make the number four.

If we count it out on a 10 frame, we can count one, two, three, and four to represent the number four.

Ooh, what number is this one? If you said seven, well done, because he's got seven colourful rainbow blocks to represent the number seven.

So if we count that out on our 10 frame, we can go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven.

Thumbs up if I've made seven on my 10 frame.

Well done, everyone.

All right, hmm.

What's the same and what's different about Miss Molnar's 10 frame now? If I go back for a second, okay, I had seven on my 10 frame to represent the number block seven.

Now, what have I changed? Hmm, am I still representing the number seven? What looks different? Pause the video and see if you can have a go at explaining what's the same about Miss Molnar's 10 frame and what's changed this time.

All right, let's come back together and discuss.

So we still have.

Let's see, let's count how many cubes we've got.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.

We still have seven cubes on the 10 frame, but it doesn't look how it did before.

What's happened? That's right, Miss Molnar's moved one of the cubes to a different spot in the 10 frame.

But it doesn't matter where I place them on the 10 frame.

If I don't take any of the cubes away, the number is still seven.


All right, so we're going to talk a little bit more about the number seven.

Can you spot the number seven on my number line below me? See if you can point to it with your finger.

Did you find it? Well done.

So if we wanted to write number seven in the air, we could get our magic pen out.

Do you have your magic pen ready? Okay, and we're going to start at the top.

We're going to go across and down.

Try that in the air three times.

Well done.

All right, I'm going to show you how to do it on my whiteboard, and then you can have a go at practise writing the number seven as well.

All right, so if I'm going to write the number seven down on my whiteboard, I'm going to start at the top.

I'm going to go across and then down on an angle.

See if you can try that on a piece of paper three times, and then we'll come back together.

Okay, now using my number line, can you tell me what number is one more than seven or what number comes after seven? That's right, the number eight comes after seven.

What number comes before seven? That's right, number six comes before seven, or we could say six is one less than seven.

Well done, everyone.

All right, so I'm going to bring up the number four again.

We know this is the number four because there's four dots to represent it.

Let's count them together to make sure.

One, two, three, four.


All right, now what I want to do is I want to find the picture that matches the number four.

So Harold and I are going to have a look, and we're going to spot which one, which image matches the number four.

All right, Harold thinks he knows, so he's going to whisper to me.

Okay, so Harold thinks that the sausages represent the number four.

What do you think? Oh, Harold, they don't think that the sausages represent the number four.

Let's count how many sausages there are.

Ready? One, two, three.

Oh, there were only three sausages.

Remember, we want to find an image that represents the number four.

Can you spot which image has four of something in it? You can pause the video if you need a little bit extra time.

Well done, if you said there are four birds at the bottom, you are so right.

There are one, two, three, four birds.

Way to go, friends.

All right, so for your main task, you're going to do almost the exact same thing.

You can find number cards from one to seven in the resources, but if you can't print them, that's okay.

You could just draw them down on a piece of paper.

You're going to pick one of those cards from one to seven, and then you need to find the matching picture in the resources.

So you could print them out and match them together, or you could just match it to it on the screen.

That's okay.

So you're going to pick a card, and you're going to find which picture represents it.

All right, pause the video, have a go at that, and we'll come back together.

Well, were you able to find all the matching pictures to the numbers? We bet you were because you're doing so well and such fantastic learning, and we're really sure that your teacher would love to see what you've been up to, so you could ask a parent or carer to share your learning with your teacher.

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We hope you've enjoyed your maths learning today, and we can't wait to see you again.