# Reception vocabulary: Read and write numbers to 20

The free maths worksheets below goes to the SECOND in a list of the words and phrases to do with counting that children will be expected to understand and use by the end of their Reception Year, according to the Primary Framework for Mathematics.

The free maths worksheet below goes to the SECOND in a list of the words and phrases to do with counting that children will be expected to understand and use by the end of their Reception Year, according to the Primary Framework for Mathematics.
COUNTING FROM 10 TO 20

Numbers:

TEN, ELEVEN, TWELVE, THIRTEEN, FOURTEEN, FIFTEEN, SIXTEEN, SEVENTEEN, EIGHTEEN, NINETEEN, TWENTY

Don’t begin to use these words until your child is competent with counting to ten. If they can do this they will find 10 to 20 easy. Remember to explain that each number is ten plus the units again: so 14 is 10 plus 4, fifteen is 10 plus 5 etc.

The following pages give some practice at reading and writing these words. Use the light grey letters to trace over and the lines to control the size of the letters.

Schools use a variety of styles when teaching children to read. The font used here is just one of many styles used in schools, but there will probably be differences between these and the way your children are taught to form their letters in school.

Find out exactly how children are expected to form their letters, including where to start the letter and in which direction to form the letter by asking your child’s teacher. It is important that this is done correctly to enable good practice to develop which in turn will lead to an easy and neat joined handwriting later. Indeed, your children may go to a school where joined, or cursive, writing is taught right from the beginning.

Reception vocabulary: Read and write numbers to 20