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Songs – - Odd and even - Odd and Todd - Count down from 20 - The counting by 2's song



Reception – Odd and even numbers – Children begin to understand that quantities that can be shared into 2 equal groups with no items left over are even. Those that have 1 left over when shared between 2 equal groups are odd. Please model to your how to investigate whether small quantities are odd or even by sharing into 2 groups (you will need some objects to carry out this activity). Prompt them to recognise that some quantities can be halved or grouped into pairs and some numbers will have 1 left over.

Year 1 – Please recap number bonds to 10 and then for the rest of the week work through the power point below with your adult.


Reception – Repeat yesterday’s activity sharing upto 10 objects into 2 groups e.g first share 1… 1 is an odd number, share 2 (1 in each group) 2 is an even number… repeat all the way to 10.



Reception – Recap this week’s learning so far and today I would like you to draw 2 jars, mark one as odd and 1 as even, now write odd numbers to 10 in the odd jar and even numbers to 10 in the even jar. Ext – Can you go beyond 10?



Reception – Today you will need approximately 15 objects. Children to have 3 of them, is this an odd or even number? Child to add another object to their set, how many do you have now? Do you still have an odd number? Keep repeating activity upto 15, what do you notice? Talk about your findings with your adult.



Reception – Recap all of this week’s learning to consolidate.