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Language and Communication Match quantities up to 8  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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Pupil will be able to match a group containing up to 8 objects with another group containing the same number of objects.

Early years skill:Numbers
Early years typical range:40-60+m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:Maths Number and Algebra
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P8
TAP skill:Language
TAP level:TAP48
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Pens in pots

2 Plastic pots

Up to 16 pens/coloured pencils

1. Put out 2 pots one in front of yourself and one in front of the child

2. Get child's attention and slowly count 3 pens into your pot. Say 'Your turn' to the child and, if necessary, give hand over hand support to help the child put 3 pens in his/her pot.

3. Reward with praise and/or a sticker.

4. Repeat the activity with different numbers of pens working up to 8 at the end.

Keep the activity snappy and fun.

Have your equipment ready in advance so that the child does not loose interest.

Lego towers

Pile of Lego bricks

Keep the activity snappy and fun.

Have your equipment ready in advance so that the child does not loose interest.

Peg board patterns

Peg board and pegs

Keep the activity snappy and fun.

Have your equipment ready in advance so that the child does not loose interest.

Drawing simple shapes.

Paper and pens

Keep the activity snappy and fun.

Have your equipment ready in advance so that the child does not loose interest.

Generalise the skill throughout the school day

Keep the activity snappy and fun.

Have your equipment ready in advance so that the child does not loose interest.

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