Number Frames

Resources – chalk, spring finds, or alternatively pens and paper


Draw 10 grids of 10 boxes and number them 1 to 10. Add the amount of items to match the corresponding numbers into the boxes.

If your child is working on numbers to 5 just draw 5 boxes, similarly if your child is working beyond 10 add more larger boxes.


Intent- Learning Goals

Maths – Numbers

30-50 months

  • Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.
  • Uses some number names accurately in play.
  • Recites numbers in order to 10.
  • Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
  • Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.
  • Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.
  • Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions.
  • Shows an interest in number problems.
  • Shows an interest in numerals in the environment.
  • Shows an interest in representing numbers.

40-60 months

  • Recognise some numerals of personal significance.
  • Recognises numerals 1 to 5+
  • Counts up to three or four objects by saying one number name for each item.
  • Counts actions or objects which cannot be moved.
  • Counts objects to 10 and beginning to count beyond 10.
  • Counts out up to six objects from a larger group.
  • Selects the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.
  • Counts an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects.
  • Estimates how many objects they can see and checks by counting them.
  • Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.
  • Says the number that is one more than a given number.
  • Records, using marks that they can interpret and explain.
  • Begins to identify own mathematical problems based on own interests and fascinations.