On Evidence Me, you will see a picture of your child’s personal next steps. This will tell you exactly where they are up to with their learning in Maths and you can work towards achieving these targets from home. Additionally, below are a few simple activities that you can do for Maths this week.
Please take pictures or videos of all of your child’s Maths learning and upload them onto Evidence Me!
Please come and collect a paper pack from school. In this pack, there are lessons to support teaching Maths.
This week, each day either choose to do a sheet in the home learning packs, or practise their Maths Next Steps through play.
Your child’s Next Steps are uploaded as an observation on your child’s Evidence Me account. If you upload pictures/videos to Evidence Me, we can set you extra challenges and update your child’s Next Steps regularly.
If you choose to do the worksheets in the packs instead, we would also love to see you uploading the pictures to Evidence Me. If you add notes, for example- Sam found this work very easy, we can give you extra ideas and challenges to try.
Throughout this week, I will be uploading some short videos to show how to support learning through play. Please keep an eye out for these to get some extra ideas!
Last Week’s Learning
1.Practise counting to 10/20 in a quiet voice, then a loud voice.
2.Practise measuring things around your house using non-standard measures.
Start by using hands- How many hands is the length of the table? How many hands are equal to the length of the TV?
Try using feet for larger distances- How many feet are equal to the length of the garden?
You could try using objects- How many pencils equal the height of the chair?
Be creative- what could you use to measure objects?
1.Practise counting to 10/20 in squeaky voice, then a deep voice.
2.Go for a walk, measure distances using strides/ big steps.
3.Estimate how far it is to a place, then count as you make your steps.
For example: “I think we will need to take 15 big steps to get to the red car,” then count… “It took 17 steps to get to the car, that was a good guess, we were really close!” or “I think we will get to the door in 4 big steps! 1, 2, 3, 4- I was right!”
Remember to upload your pictures/videos to Evidence Me!
Explore time- talk about what happens in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and night time.
Draw pictures of what you do at different times of the day.
What can you do in one minute?
Draw a picture in one minute
Hop many hops in one minute?
How many laps in the garden?
What can you build out of lego?
What else can you do in one minute?
Measure and order objects by height/length. What can you find around your house?
Have a look at the pictures at the bottom of our webpage for some more ideas from Mrs. Cooper!
Last Week’s Learning
Revise 2D shapes- square, circle, triangle and rectangle. Can they tell you how many sides and corners they each have? Can they use mathematical language within their descriptions? E.g. straight, curved, short/long sides, sides are all the same… etc.
Play a memory game- find or make an example of these 4 shapes and place under a blanket. Each time, take a shape away. Remove the blanket and ask your child to say which shape is missing.
Practise drawing/cutting out these shapes.
Exploring different lengths and heights of objects…
Find objects of different lengths around the house. Start off simple with just 3 objects to order. Can they arrange the objects so they are shortest to longest? Can they rearrange them so they are longest to shortest? Can they say sentences to describe the objects? For example- the middle one is longer than this one, but not as long as this one…. Or this one is the shortest so it goes first… You could also explore height by standing objects up.
Language to use… big/bigger/biggest/small/smaller/smallest short/shorter/shortest/long/longer/longest/tall/taller/tallest
Explore repeated patterns
You can use a variety of household objects/foods and toys to explore repeated patterns E.g. honey loops and chocolate rocks…carrots and peas at dinner time… or you could use toys such as two colours of Lego…or even knifes and forks.
Keep this very practical and enjoy making patterns in different ways with different objects.
Continue your learning on repeated patterns
Ask your child to draw/cut out shapes to create some different patterns. Start by using just two colours or two different coloured shapes. If this is too easy, challenge your child to make it more difficult.
Try the online game below…