Maths KS1: The number 3

Rodd is ill and reading his special book of number three stories about the Three Bears, the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Three Little Pigs.

He finds the number three on his shelf and invites the children to join in 'Three Bear' movements based on the number three.

Using three teddy bears, bowls and spoons, children can help Rodd work out whether he has enough spoons.

The children can recall the concepts introduced in the Number 3 song, and draw the number in the air.

This is from the series: Counting with Rodd Counting with Rodd 1

Teacher Notes

Children could have fun learning about the number 3. In a role-play of the three stories, other sets of three items could be introduced for the children to match and count to see if there are ‘enough’, eg cups for the bears, apples for the little pigs and ‘clumps of grass’ (green plastic straws tied with string) for the billy goats.

Play a triangle three times and ask children to move their bodies, eg stamp their foot, to each beat.

Children could make Little Pig masks and go outside and draw the numeral three in mud, three times.

They could decorate each numeral with three pebbles.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Maths at KS1 in England, Foundation Phase in Wales and Early and 1st Level in Scotland. Also Foundation and KS1 in Northern Ireland.

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