Reception

# Pattern and Early Number

## Lessons (10)

• In this lesson, we will use our observation skills as we pay attention to the details of repeating patterns.
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• In this lesson, we will notice patterns, recreate them and demonstrate our understanding of the repeats by extending the patterns too.
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• In this lesson, we will develop our understanding of repeating patterns. We will take inspiration from nature as we make and colour patterns of our own.
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• In this lesson, we will create our own patterns, using fruit and vegetables and of course paint!
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• In this lesson, we will learn to count reliably to one and to two, with the rhyme 'Two Little Dicky Birds' as inspiration. An early concept of subtraction as reduction will also be touched upon.
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• In this lesson, we will use the nursery rhyme 'Three Blind Mice' as inspiration to reliably count to three.
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• In this lesson, we will learn how to count upto and including three. We will count sounds, as these cannot be seen and checked and work with numerals.
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• In this lesson, we will develop an understanding of estimating. We will also improve our one-to-one correspondence when counting to three as we count and label objects around the room.
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• In this lesson, we will make links between concrete, pictorial and abstracts representations of the numbers one, two and three.
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• In this lesson, we will briefly recognise and describe patterns, before counting to three. We will focus on recognising patterns and numbers in everyday life, as well as counting outside of the maths lesson.
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