Reception Number

Number Rhymes

Singing and chanting number rhymes can support your child in knowing the order of number names.  Here are a few of our favourites:

Five currant buns

FIVE currant buns in a baker’s shop,

Round and fat with a cherry on top.

Along came a boy with a penny one day,

Bought a currant bun and took it away.
FOUR currant buns in a baker’s shop,

Round and fat with a cherry on top.

Along came a girl with a penny one day,

Bought a currant bun and took it away.
THREE currant buns in a baker’s shop,

Round and fat with a cherry on top.

Along came a boy with a penny one day,

Bought a currant bun and took it away.
TWO currant buns in a baker’s shop,

Round and fat with a cherry on top.

Along came a girl with a penny one day,

Bought a currant bun and took it away.
ONE currant bun in a baker’s shop,

Round and fat with a cherry on top.

Along came a boy with a penny one day,

Bought a currant bun and took it away.

Bought a currant bun and took it away!

Five little ducks went swimming one day

FIVE little ducks went swimming one day,

Over the hill and far away.

Mamma duck said: ‘Quack, quack, quack, quack!’

And only FOUR little ducks came back.
FOUR little ducks went swimming one day,

Over the hill and far away.

Mamma duck said: ‘Quack, quack, quack, quack!’

And only THREE little ducks came back.
THREE little ducks went swimming one day,

Over the hill and far away.

Mamma duck said: ‘Quack, quack, quack, quack!’

And only TWO little ducks came back.
TWO little ducks went swimming one day,

Over the hill and far away.

Mamma duck said: ‘Quack, quack, quack, quack!’

And only ONE little duck came back.
ONE little duck went swimming one day,

Over the hill and far away.

Mamma duck said: ‘Quack, quack, quack, quack!’

And all her five little ducks came back.

Five little speckled frogs

FIVE little speckled frogs,

Sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs – yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there were FOUR speckled frogs – glug, glug!
FOUR little speckled frogs,

Sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs – yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there were THREE speckled frogs – glug, glug!
THREE little speckled frogs,

Sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs – yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there were TWO speckled frogs – glug, glug!
TWO little speckled frogs,

Sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs – yum, yum!

One jumped into the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there was ONE speckled frog – glug, glug!
ONE little speckled frog,

Sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs – yum, yum!

He jumped into the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there were NO speckled frogs.

Ten green bottles

TEN green bottles hanging on the wall,

TEN green bottles hanging on the wall,

And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,

There’ll be…
NINE green bottles hanging on the wall,

NINE green bottles hanging on the wall,

And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,

There’ll be…
EIGHT green bottles hanging on the wall,

EIGHT green bottles hanging on the wall,

And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,

There’ll be…

( Carry on the song until there are no more bottles on the wall)

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