Maths KS1: The number 5

Rodd is baking buns when he receives a package containing novelty gloves about the speckled frogs, monkeys jumping on the bed and currant buns.

He uses them to create body movements, matching and counting cherries for his buns, singing and drawing the numeral, all to help children with their numeracy skills.

Children can help Rodd hunt for the numeral five on his shelf and join in with physical actions based on the number five.

They can then help him solve a problem as he wonders how to find out whether he has enough cherries for his buns.

Rodd then invites the children to sing the number five song and draw a large numeral five.

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

Teacher Notes

Ask children to pretend to be frogs hopping around and, on a signal, they must gather into groups of five.

Using plastic ducks, ask children to work out how many green paper ‘lily pads’ they would need for each duck to sit on a lily pad.

Children can sort playpeople into sets of five, and count how many playdough sausages they need for each playperson to have a ‘sausage’.

Children can dip the fingertips of one hand into thick paint and put one finger or thumb down on paper, one at a time, each time they hear a drum beat.

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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