Maths KS1: The number 6

Rodd is icing a ladybird cake and checks that it has six legs.

He receives a call from Auntie asking to borrow a box of eggs, and discovers by matching and counting that there are six eggs in a box.

Rodd dresses up as a chicken and children can join in ‘laying six eggs’.

Rodd shows us his special giant die which always ‘lands on six’.

Children can join in counting six sounds, singing the number song, being a chicken and drawing the numeral.

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

Teacher Notes

Children can use magnifying glasses to count the legs on plastic insects.

They can draw pictures and put them in a large class ‘Insect legs’ book.

They can make a giant die from a cardboard box cut down to make a cube shape and secured with parcel tape.

When a child throws a six, they can be the ‘teacher’ and lead the rest of the group in six movements.

Bring in a ceramic ‘hen’ egg keeper and ask children to put six plastic eggs inside.

Use the six eggs to match with egg cups.

Ask children to write the numeral six on peel-off labels and to stick them on the six patterns on sets of dominoes.

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.

More from the series: Counting with Rodd Counting with Rodd 1

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The number 8
The number 9
The number 10
The number one
The number 2
The number 3
The number 4
The number 5