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Three daily lessons                                   Merseyside Consultants’
Counting                                                                                                               Cluster Group
This Unit Plan is designed to guide
Year 1
You will need to adapt it to meet the
Autumn term
Unit Objectives
Year 1
Resources needed to teach this unit:
   Puppet
   Know number names and recite them in order to at least 20.            Page 2
   Collection of books.
   Count reliably at least 20 objects.                                   Page 2
   Construction materials.
   Count on in ones from any small number.                               Page 4
   Pegboards/pegs.

   1 – 20 bead string.

   Interlocking cubes.

Link Objectives                                                                Coins and tin.
Reception                                                Year 2
   Homework sheet.

   OHP.
   Say and use the number names in order in              Say names in order to at least 100, from and           Collection of small objects.
familiar contexts.                                     back to zero.
   Large dice.
   Count reliably up to 10 everyday objects.             Count reliably to at least 100.
   Dotty dice.
   Continue the count on and backwards from a            Count on or back in ones or tens from any 2-digit
given number.                                          number.

Merseyside Consultants’ Cluster Group Unit Plans
Planning Sheet       Day 1              Unit 1: Counting                                   Term: Autumn                                       Year Group: 1

Oral and Mental                         Main Teaching                                                                                         Plenary
Objectives and                                                                                                                                Teaching Activities/Focus
Teaching Activities   Objectives and Vocabulary      Teaching Activities
Vocabulary                                                                                                                                    Questions
Whole class activity:
 Know number names and                                                                                    Using the bead string,
   Seat the children in a circle. Say/sing familiar number
recite them in order to at                                                                                count from 1 to 20 with
rhymes (e.g. One potato / 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish
least 20.                                                                                                 the class, moving one
alive)
 Count reliably at least 20       All count together from 1 to 20 (and beyond, if appropriate)            say the number out loud.
objects.                          and back again.
     Count back from 20
   Using a puppet, introduce alternate counting where puppet               moving beads back again
says 1 and the children say 2 etc. Count forward and                    one at a time, as children
backward.                                                               count.
   Puppet will count in ones from 10 onwards, making
mistakes. Children to shout out when the puppet makes a                Child to repeat the
mistake.                                                                activity, while class
whisper the count. Stop
Vocabulary:                        Count round the circle, each child saying the next number.              and ask:
Repeat counting backwards.
 number names to 20.              Ask for volunteers to continue counting beyond 30.                     Q How many now?
___
 count on                                                                                                 Repeat with further
   Put a collection of books in a pile in the middle of the circle         volunteers.
 count back                        (between 10 and 20). Ask:
Q How many are there?
Q How can you find out?
Resources:
   Choose a volunteer to count them. Encourage them to put
them in a row.
 puppet                                                                                                  By the end of the
   Children count together to check the number.                          lesson children should
 collection of books
   Collect up the books and ask the children to count silently           be able to:
while you move them into a new pile. Ask:
 construction materials                                                                                       recite number
Q How many books are there now?                                             names to 20 in
 pegboards/pegs                                                                                                order
   Repeat, but children can count out loud.
 1 – 20 bead string (for                                                                                      count reliably up
plenary)                     Group activity:
to 20 objects
   Set up four to six activity areas containing construction
materials or pegboard and pegs etc. Challenge children to
construct an object (such as a robot) or make a pattern.
   After 5 to 10 minutes ask them to count how many bricks or
pegs they used and ask a friend to check.
Merseyside Consultants’ Cluster Group Unit Plans
Planning Sheet       Day 2              Unit 1: Counting                                     Term: Autumn                                     Year Group: 1

Oral and Mental                         Main Teaching                                                                                         Plenary
Objectives and                                                                                                                                Teaching Activities/Focus
Teaching Activities   Objectives and Vocabulary        Teaching Activities
Vocabulary                                                                                                                                    Questions

   Know number names and        Whole class activity:                                                       Puppet says two
recite them in order to at                                                                                consecutive numbers and
least 20.                         Begin by enacting “10 (15 or 20) green bottles” to                     children continue the
encourage counting back from 20.                                       count until the teacher
   Count reliably at least 20                                                                                says stop (e.g. puppet
objects.                          Puppet counts “5, 6, 7”, children respond “8”. Repeat for              says “9, 10” – Children
other number strings e.g. 17, 18, 19…                                  say “11, 12, 13, 14, 15
   Count on in ones from any                                                                                 ….). Repeat several
small number.                     Puppet leads alternate counting by saying two numbers                  times.
and all children respond with the next two numbers (e.g.
puppet 1, 2 – children 3, 4). Repeat backwards and extend             Have a collection of soft
numbers beyond 20, if appropriate.                                     toys (at least 20) in a
    Teacher drops cubes/coins one by one into a tin. The
Vocabulary:                            children count out loud (then whisper and then silently).             A volunteer takes some
Ask:                                                                   of them and puts them in
   next number                                                                                               the centre of the circle.
Q How many in the tin?
Q How do you know?
   how many
Q How many are there?
   count on
Choose a child to count
Paired activity:
   count back                                                                                                them.
Repeat.
    Demonstrate the following activity and then get the children
to work in pairs:
       Talk through the
Resources:                                                                                                    homework sheet briefly.
    Children need connecting cubes (unifix or similar).
Teacher with a one-minute sand timer/rocker.
   interlocking cubes                                                                                 By the end of the lesson
Challenge the children to make a train of cubes using as
many as possible before the sand runs out.                      the children should be
   puppet                                                                                             able to:
    Children take turns, one to make the train and one to count
   cubes or coins                                                                                            say the numbers
from 1 to at least 20
   tin                               Q How many in your train?
    begin to count on
   homework sheet                    Repeat several times.                                                   from a small number

Merseyside Consultants’ Cluster Group Unit Plans
Planning Sheet       Day 3              Unit 1: Counting                                       Term: Autumn                                     Year Group: 1

Oral and Mental                         Main Teaching                                                                                           Plenary
Objectives and                                                                                                                                  Teaching Activities/Focus
Teaching Activities   Objectives and Vocabulary          Teaching Activities
Vocabulary                                                                                                                                      Questions

   Know number names and          Whole class activity:                                                     Children sit in a circle.
recite them in order to at
least 20.                           Review homework sheet and discuss. Use OHP, if                      Teacher asks six children
possible. Volunteers to come out and demonstrate their               to stretch their legs out in
   Count reliably at least 20           counting. Ask:                                                       front of them. Ask a
objects.                                                                                                  volunteer to count the
Q How did you know you had counted them all?                          number of feet.
   Count on in ones from any
small number.                       Children sit in a circle. Teacher rolls a large dice (1 – 6)        Check by whole class
and children count on in unison from that number (until the          counting.
teacher says stop). Repeat.
number of children.
Q What number comes next?
     Start at 1 and count
    Repeat for counting backwards, if appropriate.                       around the circle until
Vocabulary:                                                                                                   teacher says stop (7).
   count on                         volunteers to roll the dice and count on or back.
Q What number will be next?
   count back                 Paired activity:
Q Who will say number 10?
   next                            Demonstrate the following activity to the class:
Q What number will Jack say?
   how many?                       Each child needs 10 small objects each (e.g. counters,              Continue the count to
cubes, teddies, pegs, etc.)                                          check

Children take turns to roll a dotty dice and pass to their          Repeat several times.
Resources:                               partner the correct number of objects from their collection.       By the end of the
lesson children should
   OHP                              The child gives their partner the number of objects to match       be able to:
the number of dots.                                                  
   collection of small                                                                                         count on in
objects (10 per child)          After three or four minutes (use a piece of music) children                 ones from any
count their new collection and check their partner’s.                       small number
   large dice                                                                                                  count reliably
    Play again if time permits.                                                 up to 20
   dotty dice for each pair                                                                                     objects

Merseyside Consultants’ Cluster Group Unit Plans
Merseyside Consultants’ Cluster Group Unit Plans

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