Pupils join in rote counting to 10 [for example, saying or signing number names to 10 in counting activities]
• They can count at least 5 objects reliably [for example, candles on a cake, bricks in a tower]
• They recognise numerals from one to five and to understand that each represents a constant number or amount [for example, putting correct number of objects (one to five) into containers marked with the numeral; collecting the correct number of items up to five]
• Pupils demonstrate an understanding of ‘less’ [for example, indicating which bottle has less water in it]. In practical situations they respond to ‘add one’ to a number of objects [for example, responding to requests such as add one pencil to the pencils in the pot, add one sweet to the dish].