This week, I would like you to work on key number skills with numbers to 20. If your child is confident in all aspects of numbers to 20, you can go beyond 20 to challenge them. If your child is not yet confident with numbers 1-10 then you can continue to work on these numbers.
- Practise counting up to 20, and down from 20. Can you do this LOUD, can you do it quietly, can you do it in a silly voice, or in an opera voice?
-As you count up to 20 and down from 20, can you make up a pattern? For example, clap on 0, tap your head on 1, clap on 2, tap your head on 3, clap on 4, tap your head on 5 etc.... or jump on 20, hop on 19, jump on 18, hop on 17 etc... You could use this as an opportunity to talk about odd/even numbers.
- Put the number cards 10-20 in a bag or box, or face down on the table or floor. Pick out a number card. If your number card is 13 for example, can you count up from 13 to 20? Start counting at 13 and stop when you reach 20. So you would say 13, 14, 15, 16... until you reached 20. Can you count down from 13 until you reach 0? So you would say 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8....etc until you reached 0. Then pick another number.
-Can you put the numbers 10-20 in the correct order? Use your number cards. How fast can you put them in order? Try to beat your time! You could make this more challenging by having to go and find your numbers like a treasure hunt!
-Once your number cards are in order, play a game with somebody in your house. Close your eyes whilst they turn over a card in the number line, so you can't the see the number. Do you know which number they turned over? Don't forget to justify your answer. For example 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, ?, 17, 18, 19, 20 "I know that 16 has been turned over because it is one less than 17 and it comes after 15." Then you could turn one over for somebody else to guess.
-Practise counting amounts accurately. You could do this by choosing a number and building a lego tower with the right amount of bricks in. You could help to count out the vegetables needed for dinner, you could help to count the socks in the laundry! Remember to say each number as you touch or point to the object. Sometimes it is easier to put your objects into a straight line too. Don't forget it is always a good idea to check your answer in Maths.
Try and say the rhyme as you have a go at forming the numbers. Be creative with how you practise. You could use your finger in the air, use a magic wand or silky scarf to form the numbers in the air, paint the numbers, get somebody to draw the number on your back with their finger as you listen to the rhyme, draw the number on somebody else's back and say the rhyme, do big number with chalk outside, make the numbers out of playdough...
If you cannot access the PowerPoint, I will post a picture of the rhymes below.
Can you design and label a robot using 2D shapes? You might want to print out some different 2D shapes to cut and stick, you could draw around things to make the 2D shapes or you could use a computer. Remember, 2D shapes are flat shapes so your picture will be a flat picture. Think about the different shapes you could use, will your robot have a square head? A triangle body? Hexagon buttons? As you draw your robot make sure you describe the shapes you are using. E.g. “I am using circles for eyes because they are round.” or “I am using rectangles for legs because they have 2 long, straight sides and 2 short sides.” or “I am using triangles for teeth because I like how they have pointy corners.” Don’t forget to label your robot afterwards, you could write the names of the shapes you have used and what they are for. E.g. “Triangle laser eyes”, “Circle on switch”.
Using lots of recycling from around your house, can you build a 3D model of your robot? This means your robot will not be flat like your 2D shape drawing was. You could use things like cereal boxes, shoeboxes, toilet roll tubes, bottle tops, the possibilities are endless! As you make your robot talk about the different 3D shapes you are using. E.g. “I am using a tissue box for the head, it is a cube. This means my robot will have a square face.” or “I am using toilet roll tubes for the arms, I like how they have curved faces. They are like cylinders.”
Word Problems Using Counting On Skills
Practise solving some word problems using the counting on skills we learnt last week. Try and do one or two each day this week. You can use objects or a draw the jumps on a number line, whichever one you find easiest. It might be more fun for your grown up to write some word problems for you. This way they can include things like your friends names and food you like! If you get really good solving the word problems, why not have a go at asking your grown up so solve some word problems that you have made up!
Making Magic Potions for Capacity
Have fun making magical potions, I wonder if they will turn you into a wild thing? Or I wonder if they are secret fairy recipes? Make sure you have lots of different sized containers to fill, pour and empty. You could also use things like spoons and ladles. As you make your potion, explain things like this: "I need 4 spoons of blue water." "I need half a cup of leaves." "I need one squeeze of orange juice." "I need a full jug of bubbles." "This container will hold more red water than this container." You might be interested in the numbers on the measuring jug if you have one, work with your grown up to explore what these mean and how you can use them to measure in ml.