Short Blocks

# Maths Reception Spring Money and Coins

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.

## Coin recognition(suggested as 5 days)

### Maths Out Loud

Counting

Hold up a 1p coin. In unison, and using fingers, count in 1ps to 20p and show the 20p coin.
Hold up a 2p coin. Count in 2s to 20, dropping 2p coins into a mug as you do so. Tip the coins out and point out that all these are the same as 20p.
Hold up a 5p coin. Count in 5s to 20, dropping 5p coins into a mug as you do so. Tip the coins out and point out that these are the same as 20p.
Hold up a 10p coin. Count in 10s to 20, dropping 10p coins into a mug as you do so. Tip the coins out and point out that these two 10ps make 20p.

Songs

Sing a song of sixpence (see resources)

Count out six pennies to show what sixpence looks like nowadays. It could even be a 5p and a 1p, or three 2p coins.

Be the king in his counting house and count out the money.

Story

The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen

### You Will Need

Exploring and Playing

Items for a shop, e.g. beads, jumble sale bits, sweets/cakes, small toys; money (preferably real coins); stickers; sand tray; sand; lots of different coins up to 20p; pretend or real metal detector or magnifying glasses and brushes; Flapjack recipe (see resources); ingredients; price labels/stickers; paper; wax crayons.

Active Learning

Real coins up to and including £2; real 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins; sticky-tack; lots of pennies; large replica coins or IWB coins; bag; tray.

Creating and Thinking Critically

1p, 2p, 5p, 10p coins; 3 purses; 3 different soft toys; Child’s letter (see resources); pots; 1-6 dice; lots of pennies.