Short Blocks

Maths Reception Spring Addition & Subtraction (A)

Hamilton's Reception Maths planning targets the key characteristics of effective early learning:

  • Through Exploring and Playing, children independently engage with their peers and their environment.
  • Active Learning group activities promote the motivation needed to be involved and to keep trying.
  • Guided Creating and Thinking Critically supports development of problem-solving & reasoning skills.

Maths Out Loud: whole-class counting, repetitive chants, rhymes, songs and a linked story to enjoy together.

Partition to create number bonds (suggested as 5 days)

Maths Out Loud

Use Post-its™ to cover 10 random numbers on the 1-100 grid (not multiples of 10).

Count to 100 as a class, with children marking the multiples of five by waving one hand (numbers ending ‘5’) or two hands (numbers ending ‘0’).

Point to each number on the grid as you say it.

Can children say the missing numbers? Take off the Post-its as you go.

Number Bonds to 10
(see poster)

0 and 10 are big strong men

1 and 9 are feeling fine

2 and 8 are never late

3 and 7 come from Devon

4 and 6 like to play tricks

5 and 5 come alive

Children can invent their own version for the class to say together.

Ten Red Apples – by Pat Hutchins

How many apples have been eaten? How many are left on the tree?

Use number bonds to answer.

You Will Need

Exploring and Playing
Large dried beans e.g. butter beans; paint/permanent pen in gold/silver; number bond to 10 cards, small stickers; dominoes; camera; cardboard mats; interlocking cubes; number bonds to 10 cards; pennies; other coins; two purses (see resources).

Active Learning
Sum cards (see resources); 10 pegs on a coat hanger; cloth; cardboard boxes; 10 soft toys; blank cards; Numicon; string; beads.

Creating and Thinking Critically
Flip chart or whiteboard; Number cards 1-10 (see resources); plastic animals e.g. zoo/farm animals; Sum cards (see resources) or blank cards; Lego/lolly sticks/card; whiteboards, pens; ten petals (see resources); glue; biscuits: savoury/ sweet; 2 plates.