St John's CE (VC) Primary School

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Friday 16th September

The ABC Song

It's the classic ABC song with capital letters (uppercase) and lowercase letters. We have talked about how the song helps us to learn the letter nams.

Subitize Up To 5 (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

What is Subitizing?
Subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize “how many” in a small set. A perfect example of subitizing is dice; when you roll a dice and you see two dots on top, you instantly recognize it as representing a quantity of two. You don’t need to count each dot on the dice to figure it out.
The word subitize may sound very strange to some because it’s not a word that comes up often in daily conversation. It originates from the Latin word meaning suddenly, or “to suddenly recognize small quantities of a larger set without counting.”
Math researchers have identified the ability to subitize as an important part of developing basic number sense skills. They’ve discovered that when young children can see numbers in patterns, they also have stronger number sense skills overall.
When you teach young children how to subitize you’re also teaching them to recognize patterns.

The Gingerbread Man | Full Story | Animated Fairy Tales For Children | 4K UHD

The children have really enjoyed watching this video this week! This is a great story to listen to as it has a lot of language!! Please talk to your child about some of the words they might not understand.