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Week commencing 6th July

All about number 6

  • Insects have 6 legs. Draw a picture of a ladybird. Can you give it 6 legs? Can you give it 6 spots too?
  • Have a look at a reading book. Can you find the page numbers? Can you find page 6?
  • Try writing the number 6 on your own.
  • Go on a visit to the shops with a grown-up. Look for some food that comes in sets of 6. For example, can you find a box of 6 eggs? Can you find a packet of 6 cakes or a pack of 6 yoghurts? Try counting some sets by carefully pointing to each item.

 

All about number 7

  • Have you seen a rainbow before? Rainbows can appear when it is sunny and rainy at the same time. There are 7 colours in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (dark blue) and violet (purple). Draw
    or paint a picture of a rainbow. Can you include all 7 colours?
  • Ask a grown-up to help you look at a calendar or diary. Can you count the days of the week? How many are there? Can you write a list of the different days?
  • On the Planet Seven, the aliens all have 7 eyes! Can you create a model or a picture of an alien to live on Planet Seven? You could use playdough, empty packaging, or draw or paint a picture of your alien. Make sure you count the eyes very carefully!
  • Practise writing the number 7.

Week commencing 29th June

  • Look at the picture of the park. Get an adult to read the clues and work out which picture it is about. Can you think of a sentence to describe where the object or animal is in the picture?
  • Look at the picture of the storybook characters. Can you describe where they are in the picture?
  • Draw a tree in the middle of a piece of paper. Draw a dog next to the tree, a mouse underneath the tree, and a bird in the tree.
  • Draw a treasure map on a piece of paper - draw an island in the middle of the paper. Draw a pirate ship next to the island on one side. Above the island, draw some smaller islands for boats to move in and out of. Below the island, draw some hungry sharks. What else can you add to the map? Can you describe the position? Draw a cross on the map to show where some treasure is buried. Can you describe where the treasure is hidden?
  • Go on a walk and play a positions game with a grown-up. Ask them to spot an object and you have to guess what it is. Ask them to give you clues to identify the object, e.g. “It is behind the fence.” or “It is in front of the café.”
  • Find an old box to play a ‘What’s in the Box?’ game. Place your favourite toy inside the box. Ask someone else to rattle the box and guess what is hiding inside. You could play this game with different objects or toys.

Week commencing 22nd June

  • Look at the pirate picture. Can you find the all of the shapes hidden in the picture?
  • Cut up the numbers and the shapes. Can you match the amount of shapes to the correct number? Talk about what shapes are on the puzzle pieces.
  • Trace the different shapes and stay on the dotted lines.
  • Play ‘Guess the Shape’ with a friend or family member. Use the shape mat to help you talk about the shapes. Describe a shape, remembering to say how many sides and corners it has and to be specific, e.g. “It has 4 sides. It has 4 corners. It has 4 equal sides.” See who can guess the most shapes correctly.
  • Go into your garden or a park near your house and collect some sticks, pebbles and leaves. See what 2D shapes you can make using them. Which shapes are easiest to make using the sticks? Which objects are best for making a circle?
  • When you are having a meal at the table, count how many different 2D shapes you can find. What shapes are on your plate, glass and tablemat? You could ask your family to help you find as many as you can.
  • Go on an object hunt. See if you can find 5 round objects, 4 tall objects, 3 objects with straight sides, and 2 objects with 4 or more sides.

Week commencing 15th June

This is all detailed in the learning pack that you should have collected from school last week. If you have not collected yours please can you contact school or myself as soon as you can.

  • Look at the different pictures on the ‘More or Less?’ sheet. Colour in the group that has more or less?
  • Find some building bricks or blocks in two different colours. Make a tower using one colour, while your partner makes a tower in the other colour. Are your towers the same? Which tower used fewer bricks? Which has more?
  • Set up some skittles or empty plastic bottles. How many skittles do you have? Roll a ball and count how many you have knocked down. How many do you have left?
  • Place 10 sweets or small treats on a plate. Share the sweets between you and someone in your family. Who has more and who has less? Do you have the same?
  • Look at the pictures of the sweets. Which group has got more and which group has got less? Can you estimate/guess how many is in each group? Can you count them to check how many is in each group?
  • Look at the jars of objects. Can you talk about which jar has more and which jar has less? Can you think of any other words for more and less?

Week commencing 8th June

All about number 4

  • Lots of animals have 4 legs. Ask a grown-up to help you find some animal photos on the Internet or in some books. Which animal is your favourite? How many legs does it have? Draw a picture of your favourite four-legged animal. Can you number its legs?
  • Butterflies have 4 wings – 2 on each side. Draw or paint a picture of a butterfly. Can you use 4 different colours to decorate the wings?
  • Squares and rectangles are shapes that have 4 straight sides. Can you draw a picture of a robot using 4 squares and 4 rectangles? You could draw squares for the head, body and eyes, and rectangles for the
    arms and legs.
  • Practise writing the number 4.

All about number 5

  • Carefully, draw around your hand on a piece of paper. Point to each finger you have drawn to count
    them. Can you count your fingers? How many fingers do you have on each hand?
  • Carefully, count 5 building bricks from a larger set. Use the 5 bricks to build a tower. Can you use the 5
    bricks to build a different model?
  • Polly Parrot likes eating fruit and vegetables, and tries hard to eat 5 pieces each day. Yesterday, Polly
    ate an apple, an orange, a banana, a carrot and a tomato. How many things did Polly eat? Did she manage to eat 5? Try drawing a picture to help you.
  • Practise writing the number 5.

Week commencing 1st June

All about number 2

  • Ask a grown-up to help you cut some food into halves. Try cutting a small cake in half, right down the middle. How many pieces are there? Try this with some other food too; make 1 cut across the food and then see how many pieces you have. You could try this with an apple, a cookie, a pizza or a jacket potato.
  • Draw a picture of a teddy bear. Draw 2 circles; one for the teddy’s head and one for his body. Then,
    draw 2 eyes, 2 arms, 2 legs and 2 furry ears. Draw 2 buttons on his tummy too!
  • Teddy would like a new pair of socks. Can you draw a pair of socks for teddy? How many socks did you draw? Can you use 2 different colours to decorate the socks? Can you find 2 socks in your house?
  • Practise writing the number 2.

All about number 3

  • Make a smoothie or a fruit salad with a grown-up. Can you add 3 different types of fruit? Try making a
    yummy smoothie using strawberries, banana and mango or a fruit salad of apples, grapes and pears. You can choose your own fruit as long as you choose 3.
  • Can you cut some triangle shapes out of paper? What pictures can you make using the shapes? Can you make a fish picture using 3 triangles? Use a big triangle for the body, a smaller triangle for the tail and an even smaller triangle for the fin.
  • Practise writing the number 3.

Week commencing 18th May

This work was sent home in your learning pack but here is it again if you have lost the sheet.

  • Monday – Play the counting game activity with a family member. Deal out the cards. Count out the pictures on the card and then ask who has the same card.
  • Tuesday – Cut out the flowers and the dice net. Make the dice. Roll the dice and then count out the matching number of flowers.
  • Wednesday – Use the Billy Goats Gruff puppets and your bridge to talk about where the characters are in relation to the bridge. Use ‘on’, ‘under’ ‘next to’ etc. to describe their position.
  • Thursday – Talk about how many of each picture you can see. Is there more of one picture then a different one.
  • Friday – Can you create a repeating pattern on the snakes? You can colour or use paint.

Week commencing 11th May

 This work was sent home in your learning pack but here is it again if you have lost the sheet

  • Monday – Count the pictures and match to the correct numeral.
  • Tuesday – Can you look a the pattern and the complete what would come next?
  • Wednesday – Go on a hunt around the house to find objects for the Three Bears. Can you find 3 hats, 3 coats, 3 pairs of shoes, 3 bowls, 3 spoons.
  • Thursday – The Very Hungry Caterpillar addition. Use your fingers to help you add the two numbers together.
  • Friday – Count the number of animals in the picture and then find the matching number.

Week commencing 4th May

All about number 0

  • Phone numbers often have 0s in them. Ask an adult to help you learn an important phone number, such as your home phone number or a phone number for your Mummy or Daddy’s phone. You could write it down on a piece of paper. Does it have any 0s in it?
  • Look at a phone, computer keyboard or calculator. Can you find the number zero? It looks like a circle
    or oval shape.

All about number 1

  • Draw or paint a picture of a sunny day. Can you draw or paint 1 sun and 1 cloud in the sky? Can you also draw or paint 1 house and 1 tree?
  • Look at a clock, can you see the number 1? Where is it on the clock? What numbers it next to?
  • Ask a grown-up to help you look at some coins. Can you find any 1p and £1 coins? Can you do some coin rubbings using paper and pencils or crayons? Can you see the numbers or the word ‘one’?
  • Have a look at a reading book. Can you find the page numbers? Can you find page
    1? You could try writing the number 1 on your own.

Week commencing 27th April

  • Go on an object hunt and describe the shape of you fine e.g. straight, curved, long, short, round.

Week commencing 20th April

  • Go on a shape hunt and find objects that look similar to 2D shapes such as squares, triangles, rectangles and circles. Can you compare the objects and say which 2D shape it looks like.

Week commencing 6th April

  • Look at the pictures of the Easter Bunny. Can you use positional words (e.g next to, in front, behind, in between etc) to describe where the Easter Bunny is hiding.

Week commencing 30th March

  • When you are having your your breakfast, lunch, dinner or your snacks, can you look at who in your family has got the most, the least or have you got the same amount of food on your plate or in your bowl? Can you use the sentence "_____ has got the most" or "_____ has got the least" or " ______has got fewer ____ than ______"?

 

Week commencing 23rd March

  • Make a repeating pattern with objects in your house.
  • Draw a monster and talk about how many arms, legs and eyes it has.
  • Go on a number hunt around your house. Can you recognise any of these numbers and then show them on your fingers? Try to find a group of objects and match the correct quantity to the number that you have found.
  • Practise writing the numbers from 0-10.
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