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By Bev HarroldReception teacher and early years consultant.

Focus on different aspects of family life with these fun activities

All about me

We are family

1 Knock knock

Explore where the children live, focusing on house door numbers

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

Numbers as Labels and for Counting

Development matters: show curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions (30-50 months); recognise some numerals of personal significance (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: recognise numerals 1 to 9.

What you need

Group size: small group.

Laminator; photographs of the children’s front doors; spare photographs of doors numbered 1 to 10.

What to do

Invite the children to bring in a photograph of their front door, preferably with the door number on. Laminate the photographs.

Show the children one of the spare photographs. Describe the colour, size and material of the door in the photograph, and identify the number.

Encourage the children to take turns to talk about their door and trace over the door number with their finger. What is the number on the door? Do any doors have the same number?

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  1. Tim Major, Editor
    on 24 August 2012

    all about me planning

    @ e birch – we’ll use the new EYFS references for any new activities that we publish from now on, and will revamp the activities already in the resource bank on an ongoing basis – although given the amount of them, this will take some time!

  2. e birch
    on 24 August 2012

    all about me planning

    this is a good idea with lots of good points, but with the new EYFS starting in September it would be nice to see these plans with the new revised EYFS. do you plan to set them out for the new EYFS.

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