We began by looking at the symbol and practised drawing it in the air and making it with our fingers and arms.

We discussed that + means we join two or more numbers together. When we add, the number gets bigger.

We used items to practise adding. We used the + and = symbols. We found the total by counting all the items.

We practised drawing pictures to help us work out the answer.

Draw 3 rings under the 3 and 2 rings under the 2 and count how many there are altogether.

Try drawing pictures to find out the answers to 3 + 1, 2 + 2 and 1 + 4.

We practised identifying Numicon pieces from 1-5. We matched the correct numeral to them and then ordered them.

We laid out 2 items like the number 2 Numicon piece, we added 1 more item to make the 3 formation. We then added one more to make the 4 formation.

Practise adding various numbers together and writing the number sentence with the Numicon pieces.

We used a tens frame to help us with our adding. We put 2 counters on the frame and then added 3 more in a different colour. We counted them all to find the total and then had a go at writing the number sentence.