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For the last couple of days we have been learning about counting in 10s. Today we are going to have a go at counting in 5s. This means that we are going to add 5 on each time, see if you can notice the pattern in the numbers we say wehn we count in 5s, you might like to colour the numbers in or point to them on a hundred square to help you spot it... 5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60....


Did you notice that I say every number that has a 5, or a zero in the ones coloumn of my number- this includes our tens numbers from yesterday. Have a look at the pattern on the hundred square below. 



When we count in 5s we are adding 5 each time, look… if I start on 5 and add 5 I get to 10. If I add another 5 I get to 15. 


We are going to practice this using some objects you have at home like pasta (check this with your grown up first!). Find 5 pieces of pasta and draw a circle around it to show it is in a group, write the 5 next to it.



Add on another 5 and draw around it to show another group, write 10 next to it.


As an extra challenge I have written the number sentence to go with it. 


Independent Task: Have a go at the pasta activity, adding a group of 5 each time, how far can you get? 

Extra challenge: Write this as a number sentence. Grown ups, we do not introduce the "X" sign in year one so the number sentence should be with repeated addition, e.g. 5+5+5= 15