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Activity 1: 3D shape challenge

Make a collection of 3D shapes from your home, such as a tin of food (cylinder), a ball (sphere), a dice (cube), a cereal packet (cuboid) and an ice cream cone (cone).  Now make a simple ramp e.g.  a tray propped up on a book.

Look at the different objects you collected - can you name which 3D shapes they are?

Ask your child: Which shapes do you think will roll down the ramp?

Now test the shapes by placing them at the top of the ramp. Which shapes rolled? Why do you think that is?

 

Activity 2: Introducing Time

Print off this activity to make a clock, or use the back of a cereal box to make your own large clock face for your child.

Today, simply talk about what numbers they can see, and where they should be placed on the clock. They can look at a watch or the kitchen clock for guidance.

Talk about the HANDS on the clock, the short and the long hand. We have talked about these in class, but it has been a while since we have been together so please remind them!

There is a good chance that you DON’T have a split pin at home – if you have a cocktail stick, you can pierce the page and 2 clock hands, and they should still move independently, but please exercise caution when using it by putting a blob of plasticine, or taping cotton wool over the exposed end – just in case!

 

Activity 3

Using the clocks we made yesterday, try moving the hands to show o’clock times. The powerpoint will help to get you started.

Talk to your child about where the long and short hands should be – short hand points to the hour, and the long hand ALWAYS points at the 12 when it is an o’clock time.

Try making 2 o’clock, as we are familiar with it from home time. Try different o’clock times.

If you have time, there is a What’s the time Mr Wolf game, which *should* come up if you log in to Twinkl Go using this code: FE5481 If it doesn’t work, search the Twinkl site for the game if you want to give it a go! Twinkl have made their resources free during this period of school closure, so hopefully you will be able to access it without any trouble.

 

Activity 4

As a little gentle introduction, complete Number formation 4 from your booklet.

Then open your Numbers to 10 book at page 29, which looks at comparing numbers to 10. Get out your number cards from the very first week of home learning, and set out the numbers 1 to 10.

Discuss all numbers LESS THAN 6 – does that include the number 6? Explain the hidden message. Complete the first activity.

Then again with reference to your number cards, discuss numbers MORE THAN 5 – does it include 5? Again, discuss the hidden number, and complete the activity.

 

Activity 5

Play a board game with dice – this reinforces turn taking, number recognition, 1 to 1 counting – can your child move the right number of spaces? Try to ensure your child experiences both winning and losing the game – as the grown up, model how to lose graciously, be gentle with them if they don’t win, and encourage them to have another go! Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Frustration are brilliant for this, but if you have other games that involve counting and turn taking, work away! Uno and Whot are also good games to sneak in number recognition without your child realising it 😊

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