Ioan was keen to show Finn what they’d learnt about in Reception. The subtraction rhyme they used in school was:

“5 little ladybirds went out to play. One little ladybird flew away.”

As usual, Ioan adapted the rhyme to suit Finn’s interests.

## Resources

• Log slices with numbers written on
• Flowers
• Subtraction and equals signs

## Method

This was the rhyme Ioan invented for Finn:

He was really supportive of Finn having a go.

## DfES Outcomes for EYFS and National Curriculum (2013)

### Numeracy Year 1 programme of study

#### Number – number and place value

• given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
• identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least

#### Number – addition and subtraction

• read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (−) and equals (=) signs
• represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
• add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0