**Our current focus across the school is Counting forwards and backwards.**

*From Monday 19th September to Friday 28th October*

**What will this look like for my child?**

**Counting forwards and backwards within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)**

Count forwards

- numbers in the range 1 to 20,
- then 1 to 30,
- (then 1 to 100);
- ordinal numbers
- starting from 1, then other starting numbers

Count backwards

- numbers in the range 1 to 10,
- then 1 to 20, then 1 to 30

**Counting forwards and backwards within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)**

- Count forwards and backwards in ones from x to y, within 100 then 1000
- Count forwards and backwards by 2’s from 2 (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8, …)
- Count forwards and backwards by 10’s from 10 (e.g. 10, 20, 30, …)
- Count forwards and backwards on the decade by tens (e.g. 20, 30, 40, …)
- Count forwards and backwards by 5’s from 5
- Count forwards and backwards by 3s from 3
- Count forwards and backwards by 4s from 4
- Count forwards and backwards by 6s from 6
- Count forwards and backwards off the decade by tens (e.g. 37, 47, 57, …)
- Count forwards and backwards by 100s on the hundred (e.g. 200, 300, 400, …), on the decade (e.g. 350, 450, 550,…) and then off the decade (e.g. 172, 272, 372,…)
- Count forwards and backwards by halves (e.g. ½, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½,…)

**Counting forwards and backwards within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)**

- Count forwards and backwards by 7s from 7
- Count forwards and backwards by 8s from 8
- Count forwards and backwards by 9s from 9
- Count forwards and backwards in multiples off the times table (e.g. count in 3’s from 4)
- Count forwards and backwards in decimal tenths (e.g. 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, …)
- Count forwards and backwards in multiple tenths (e.g. 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, … )
- Count forwards and backwards in simple fractional steps

**Counting forwards and backwards working towards Third Level (S1 – S3 but earlier or later for some)**

- Count forwards and backwards within, and beyond, any times table
- Count forwards and backwards in decimal tenths off the tenths (e.g. 3.83, 3.93, 4.03, 4.13, …)
- Count forwards and backwards in fractional steps (stating equivalent fractions where possible) (e.g. ¼, ½, ¾, 1, 1 ¼, 1 ½, 1 ¾, 2, …)
- Count forwards and backwards for positive and negative numbers (e.g. forwards from -7…, -6, -5, -4, …)