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Today we are going to learn to count in 2s. This means that rather than say every number, we miss one out each time.


Have a look at what this looks like on the hundred square below and say the numbers that are coloured in. 



 What do you notice? There is a pattern- all the numbers that end in 2,4,6,8 or 0 are said (these are the even numbers).

Now that you know the pattern can you say the numbers with me and count in 2s?


If you say the numbers 2,4,6,8,10.... what would the next number be? can you carry on counting from where I finished giving you the numbers? 


What if we were to start a bit later, could you carry on the sequence? 14,16,18,20,22....What would the next three numbers be? 


Independent task: Either ask your grown up to give you a sequence of numbers to carry on for you to write down the next 3 numbers or have a go at the numbers on the sheet below: