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Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

This week the activities we have provided will support your child to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Support your child by encouraging them to rehearse these counting patterns at various points throughout the day. This can be done while they are engaged in other activities such as drawing or building Lego. Counting 2p, 5p and 10p coins is a great way of counting practically. 

Singing songs to remember the pattern in the numbers often helps too:

Counting in 2s

Counting in 5s 

Counting in 10s

We have tried to make the activities as practical as possible to reduce the amount of printing you need to do. We have provided a variety of activities and challenge levels to choose from. The key thing to focus on this week is to develop your child's confidence in counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s and supporting them to see how this can be useful in real life situations. If your child has already developed confidence with this activity, we have provided ways that they can solve problems using this skill. You could spend 30 mins per day using the activities below to support understanding and then a further 15 minutes of short counting sessions split up over the course of each day. You could also apply the learning to your daily activities. For example, at snack time, you could ask questions such as 'If I give you 3 groups of 5 raisins, how many will you have?'.