• reading stories from other cultures featuring counting in sequence to assist students to recognise ways of counting in local languages and across cultures
  • identifying the number words in sequence, backwards and forwards, and reasoning with the number sequences, establishing the language on which subsequent counting experiences can be built
  • developing fluency with forwards and backwards counting in meaningful contexts, including stories and rhymes
  • understanding that numbers are said in a particular order and there are patterns in the way we say them