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Importance of Correct Number Formation

At this time of the Kindergarten academic year, we place great emphasis on teaching the children how to form the numbers 1-10 in preparation for entering the subsequent year; Reception.

Learning to write numbers is a skill that helps lay the foundation for handwriting and maths skills later in life. It is our responsibility to ensure that we take the time and provide the opportunity for our children to master this skill of automaticity in number formation.

Please see our specific school number formation videos to help you support your child in developing this skill at home:

Numbers 1-5:

Numbers 6-10:

In addition to this, here are a few examples of activities you could also try at home with your child:

Sand – You could get your child to copy and write the numbers in the sand with fingers/paintbrushes/lollipop sticks. Alternatively, you could write the numbers on the base of a tray for your child to draw over.

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Dough – Using dough to create the numbers. What is great about modelling the numbers is it takes away any fear of mistakes, as if your child goes wrong they can squish it and start again!

Cars – Steer the vehicles around the number formation tracks on the road cards.

Painting – Trace over the numbers using a cotton bud in paint

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