Maths is vital in life because it is used to perform many different daily tasks. Learning number facts allows your child to tackle a lot of these tasks and is key to them becoming fluent mathematicians. Number bonds, referred to as 'number pairs' are one of the most useful number facts your child will learn. They are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. By the end of Year 1, children are expected to know number bonds of all numbers up to 20. While this is not expected prior to Year 1, we teach children in Reception the concept of number bonds and how to explore different ways of making up numbers. Many of the activities in the following document could be used with Reception children using numbers to 5 and then to 10. Please feel free to speak to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.