This resource is designed to be used with an interactive whiteboard and aims to help pupils count and add numbers as far as 20.

The activities could be done with the whole class or with small groups, though all pupils should be encouraged to count aloud when appropriate. The whiteboard should provide a major focus for the pupils to enhance basic addition skills under the direction of the teacher.

Within the plenary session there is the option to print out work, which will provide a resource that may be used for reinforcement purposes.

This whiteboard resource meets the following objectives on the National curriculum for Wales: KS 1 Number 2.1 2.2 2.3.

By the end of this lesson pupils should be able to:

  • add numbers up to 20
  • count along a number line accurately

Starter activity

Main session


NGfL / GCaD Cymru