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Language and Communication Uses coins to 10p  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Uses 1p coins to 10

Early years skill:Numbers
Early years typical range:40-60+m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:Maths Number and Algebra
P-scales/Curriculum level:P8
TAP skill:Language (old categories)
TAP level:TAP48
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
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


Pretend money in 1p coins

Objects to buy from a shop

Piggy bank, which you can open easily.

Soft toys

1. Start by making sure the child can count 10 coins accurately. Ask the child to post 5/6/ etc coins into a piggy bank.

2. Can the child choose one of your hands hidden behind your back with some coins in and count them correctly?

3. Can the child tell you to post coins? Will the child notice if you do it wrong?

4. Play games with giving soft toys pocket money e.g. teddy gets 3p and dolly gets 7p.

5. Play shopping games. Label objects and take turns to 'buy' from the shop. Children may want to play with items bought. This will help motivate them for the activity.

6. Take turns to be the shopkeeper and count the correct money has been given.

Have fun!

This is an activity that can be done in small groups

Allow children time to count and manage the coins.

Pictures of coins

Draw pictures of 1p coins on a sheet of paper

Ask the child to colour 3 1p coins red 6 1p coins blue etc.

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