Stockbridge Counts – Counting forwards & backwards

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, …)