Number beach play with a stream, fishing nets and numicon.


  • Numicon
  • Fishing nets


They had to catch the numicon pieces as they floated down the stream.

It was up to them what they used the numicon for. They started doing addition sums, making the numbers 10-20 and finding number bonds.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.


ELG 11 – Numbers:

Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.