4-6 Year old Numeracy/Maths Magic classes

1 hour (starting Term 3,2021)


11 – 12pm (plus 15 minutes prior for snack if staying on from Literacy)

Maths Magic Program is a 1 hour session we offer in Terms 2-4 for our 4-6 year old classes.

Maths Story Time is an integral part of the session encouraging Numeracy discussion in a meaningful context. The children meet the characters Zac and Molly who travel on a Mathematical journey with their pet unicorn Diamond!

The program is a hands on, Multi Sensory approach to learning about Maths . These classes help develop a love of Maths from an early age and an interest in how Maths applies in our every day lives. This sets them up for a successful introduction to Maths at school. One main focus is the vocabulary that is used in Maths so when they begin school they are familiar with the basic terms and words used in Maths.

  • Number Sense Activities
  • One to one correspondence
  • Problem Solving
  • Basic Addition/Subtraction
  • Groups of /How many groups of
  • Location
  • Money
  • Time
  • Shapes
  • Pattern and order
  • Measurement

Maths Story Time Book suggestions are :


Ten Apples on Top -Theo Le Sieg

One Bear at Bedtime by Mick Inkpen

Leaping Lizards by Stuart Murphy

Ordinal Numbers

10 Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle


Five minutes Peace-Jill Murphy

My Grandmothers clock-Geraldine McCaughrean


Counting on Frank-Rod Clement


The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins- Dr Suess

365 Penguins- Jean -Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet

Maths Activities to do at home to promote children’s Numeracy concepts

  • Talk about the shapes of things and go looking for every day objects that are those shapes
  • Look for similarities and differences in things -which is bigger/smaller/longer/wider?
  • Count the number of cans in the pantry /beds in the house
  • Collect items and make repeating patterns with them
  • Cook together and let them help measure the ingredients
  • Talk about the days of the week they do certain activities on
  • Take them grocery shopping and get them to count as they put fruit into a bag /look for how much items cost- which is more expensive?
  • Study our Australian coins and notes  together and look at their values
  • Find all the things in the house that have numbers on them
This Program is based on the Victorian Curriculum for Pre Prep and Prep Maths.