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Friday 2nd July 2021

Number bonds


An extremely important part of the children's maths learning is to develop a deep understanding of numbers to 10; including the composition of each number.


Automatic recall is part of the Early Learning Goal - children must know different pairs of numbers that make up each number without needing to count or use rhymes.  Please ask your child to tell you pairs of numbers that go together for each number to 10 eg 3+1 = 4 2+2 = 4 4+0 = 4 etc.  Please start with 2-5 and, when they are confident with all the pairs for these numbers, move on to numbers 6-10.  It is best to concentrate on 1 number at a time until they have remembered those facts.


If your child finds this difficult, you could explore finding the different pairs using objects but please try to encourage your child to remember some of these and recall them automatically.