We use number formation rhymes within school to help us practise writing numbers from 0 to 9. These can then be applied to writing bigger numbers.
Remember to say the rhymes out loud whilst you are practising:
0 - From the top, go all the way around.
1 - Go straight down and that is all.
2 - Swing it round and then go right.
3 - Swing it round and then once more.
4 - Down, slide, cut in half.
5 - Down, round, put on a hat.
6 - Come on down and make a curl.
7 - Slide to the right and slant on down.
8 - Make an S and go straight down.
9 - Make a loop and come straight down.
The Numberblocks are a great resource to use when practising numbers and counting with your child. Follow the link to view more information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks