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Year 1

Formation of numerals 0-5

I can correctly form the numerals 0-5.

New
New
Year 1

Formation of numerals 0-5

I can correctly form the numerals 0-5.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The numerals 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5 are formed using one contionous motion.
  2. The numeral 4 needs you to lift your pencil to add another line.
  3. A numeral is a digit which represents a number.

Common misconception

Often students will struggle with which direction to go to form the numerals 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Model clearly using physical things in the room to show which direction they will be drawing. 'To the left, towards the window' for example.

Keywords

  • Continuous motion - the smooth and uninterrupted motion we make when writing, without lifting our writing tool from the paper

  • Numeral - a symbol or character used to represent a number

  • Digit - refers to a single number from 0 to 9, like the digits we use when counting or writing numbers

When teaching the numerals 0-5, it's important to consistently use the same method and have visual aids in the classroom for support. However, also make sure to introduce students to different ways these numerals can be formed.
Teacher tip

Content guidance

  • Physical activity required.

Supervision

Adult supervision recommended.

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
True or false? It's helpful to hold your pencil in the tripod grip.
Correct Answer: true, True
Q2.
Which actions will help us prepare to practise handwriting?
jumping up and down
hopping
Correct answer: hand exercises
Correct answer: wrist exercises
Correct answer: practicing writing patterns
Q3.
True or false? Numbers can be represented by a numeral.
Correct Answer: true, True
Q4.
Select the numeral 0.
4
1
2
3
Correct answer: 0
Q5.
Select the numeral 1.
3
0
5
Correct answer: 1
2
Q6.
Select the numeral 2.
0
4
3
Correct answer: 2
1