School Logo

Llanrhidian Primary School

Inspiring our learners to be the best they can be!

Contact Details

Number Sequences

Recite numbers sequences


  • Recite numbers from 1 – 10, incorporating actions. Stamp feet, claps hands, tap, chop etc

  • Use STOP and GO signs to pause and carry on reciting number sequences

  • Play BLAST OFF! Reciting numbers back from 5 or 10 to 0


Sing rhymes involving forward and backward number sequences. Encourage children to show the numbers on their fingers.


One two three four five once I caught a fish alive

Six fat sausages, sizzling in a pan, one went pop and the other went bang!
Five little ducks went swimming one day
Hickory dickory dock
Five little speckled frogs
One Two, buckle my shoe!
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes - four


Real-life contexts

  • Go on a number hunt around the house. Clocks, remote controls, phones, calculators, cook books.

  • Setup a shop at home – use really money to buy snacks. Make price labels.

  • Have a birthday party for a Teddy. Make birthday cards, draw cakes with candles. How old is Teddy?


Explore number sequences

  • Number washing line and pegs

  • Numbered car park and matching cars. 'What number is your car?'

  • Numbered pebbles/leaves. 'Can you read the number?'

  • Magnetic numbers. 'Can you show me number 3?'

  • Numbered houses. 'Teddy lives at number 4.'


Writing numbers

Encourage your child to attempt writing numbers using a range of materials.

  • Pens, chalks, pencils 

  • sand, salt, shaving foam paints

  • Paintbrushes and buckets of water to paint numbers outdoors. 

  • Play dough or clay