What's the difference between ONE and LOTS? We will show you another activity you can do at home to learn how to differentiate between these amounts. Look at the video section below. Some children will be able to sequence numbers from 5 or more so please look out for your learning packs- there will be resources to help you with this at home.
This week we are learning between ONE and LOTS. How about putting lots of cutlery on one side of the table and just one on the other... Can your child try to do the same? You could repeat this activity with any everyday objects: shoes, pasta, potatoes, toys, etc.
This week we are learning about position and direction. You can do simple exercises, such as turning your head LEFT and RIGHT, jumping UP and DOWN and moving FORWARDS and BACKWARDS. The most fun we had in class was a spinning movement. You can go ROUND an ROUND in a playground or spin some everyday objects on a smooth surface. Why not have a box with a teddy and place him in different positions.
Links to Maths Songs and Activities
The following links are for songs and activities that are Maths-based and may be of interest to your child. Remember to use the internet safely by ensuring that parental guidance settings are applied especially if you are unable to be constantly checking what your child is watching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS7ajqNaB1w – Pop the bubbles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjBvEMEfWN0 – Cars and number
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/article-cbeebies-apps - Useful apps for literacy numeracy
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64rd - Counting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jxzZMw89qY – Counting seaside related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDXxqLGqvHk- Counting seaside related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z6do4IC3qc – Counting video
- See the word document; Maths Massages songs.
- If you have a train set add carriages and count how many carriages there are.
- Look at full and empty; give your children several containers and then water, cereal, pasta (anything really). Get them to fill and empty the containers. Tell them which is which: “that container is full... that container is empty”.
- Count how many flowers there are in your garden or when out for a walk.
- Have a tea party and make sure you have the correct number of cups, plates, cakes etc!
- Sorting socks by colour; children match their socks.
- Match shoes to make pairs.
- Sort between two different objects e.g. shoes and socks, spoons and forks, cars and wooden bricks.
- Make sandwiches and cut them in 2 and then 4. Count how many sections there are.