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Number and place value

Number & place value


Please practise counting up to and  beyond 100 in multiples of 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's. You will find that your child may be able to count in 2's to 20, in 10's and some children can count in 5's - if they can do this challenge them to start at different numbers for eg: Can you count in 10's starting from 28? Count aloud and represent numbers using pictures and concrete objects like sticks, straws, and number lines.


You can practise counting forwards and backwards using songs or rhymes. Count up to 100 and maybe beyond to 120, starting from any number between 0 and 100.

Your child can count in order to find out how many objects are in a group, and to talk about the position of objects (for example, “this one is first, this one is second, this one is third,” and so on).


Your child will start to recognise patterns in numbers. For example, they might notice that multiples of five always end with a 5 or a 0, multiples of 10 always end in 0. Your child will understand place value in numbers in the tens. For example, they will know that in the number 25, the 2 represents 2 tens and the 5 represents 5 ones.They will also be able to count out loud in steps or groups of 2, 5, and 10, starting from 0.


Count in jumps of 2's, 5's and 10's.

Create number sequences with missing numbers for your child to complete e.g. 2  4  6  8 __ 12  14 __ 18.





Count to 100 and beyond forwards and backwards. Ask your child to fill in the numbers on a blank 100 square starting at 1. Use 3 different colours to highlight jumps of 2, 5 and 10.


Ask your child to say what is 1 more or 1 less than a number to 100 and beyond. Start by using objects to make 1 more or 1 less then ask your child what is 1 more or 1 less using a number line. Does the amount get bigger or smaller? Why? Can they tell you without looking at the number line? What did they do to find the answer? (count forwards by 1 or backwards by 1)


Count in jumps of 2's, 5's and 10's. Look at 2 digit numbers. Can your child tell you how many 10's there are and how many ones? e.g 27 is 20+7 which is two 10's and 7 ones. 

Use objects and pictures to represent and identify numbers

Your child should be able to make numbers using objects, such as straws.

31 could be represented by three groups of ten straws and one straw on its own. Your child could then create drawings to represent what they have made physically, such as 31 = III . (they know this represents 3 ten sticks and 1 )

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