Today you will need:
Counters or multilink cubes
Tens frame template
Encourage children to describe what they see, using the key vocabulary of more and fewer. Tease out descriptive language of comparison, asking children to describe the size and shapes of the animals.
• What can you see in the picture?
• Can you name the animals?
• How many of each animal are there?
• How many sheep and lambs are there altogether?
Then move on the the next picture of the farmyard
• How many hens are there? How many cubes do you need to show this?
• How many cubes do you need for the chicks?
• How does lining up the cubes help you to compare the groups?
Encourage children to use the cubes to compare amounts. Get the children to do this on their ten frames template. Which has more? How many more?