**Problem Solving Skills**Games four and five move children into using a non counting strategy to solve addition using known doubles. Children should be encouraged to communicate their mathematical thinking through verbalisation using their increasing range of mathematical language.

**Oral Language**

Game two uses geometrical shapes which can be used to build mathematical vocabulary. Game five "borrows" the idea of climbing a beanstalk to reach a pot of gold. Links to stories and reading should be made.