This week sees the last week on our topic Colours. They children have experienced various teacher led activities exploring colour in many different ways. This weeks focused learning activities have been…..
to use the unifex to decide whether the children had chosen a light or dark colour and compared with their friends.
To discuss the different colours animals are.
The children enjoyed a wonderful story “What the ladybird heard next” which involved learning rhyming strings.
The children all practised writing their name in the cursive style or worked on writing rhyming words.
The children were focusing on their hemisphere writing skills of certain letters remembering that all letters start from the grass.
The children have learned about Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl. The children looked at some of his best known work where he made use of rectangles and lines with bright colours of red, blue and yellow.
this week the children are concentrating on ordering a range of numerals. To begin with the children were given a sequence of numbers, they had to talk to each other about their numeral and then to order themselves from the lowest to the highest number value.
Secondly the children were supplied with white boards and pens , they were challenged to write a numeral of their choosing and once completed to again order themselves from lowest to highest. There was some risk taking and plenty of communication and collaberation involved.
i wonder which numeral you would have chosen to write?
Our maths group activity this week has been focussed on telling the time, linking it in to Hickory Dickory Dock. The children looked at the features on the clock and noticed the numbers went from one through to twelve and they learnt a clock has two hands too which they all thought was very funny. We looked at the similarities and differences in the hands of the clock and learnt we had one little hand and one big hand. The children learnt if the time was o’clock, the little hand pointed to the number and the big hand pointed straight up to the number twelve. The children all took turns to set the clock for a different time. We spoke about why it was important to tell the time and the children did not like the idea of going to the dining hall at the wrong time and missing their lunch!
Can the children show you where the hands point for bed time?
This week for mathematics group time we are focusing on making graphs. We talked about what a graph is and what it shows. The children were then given different pictures, each with a different number of cars, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters on. The children were then set the challenge to count how many of each were in their picture before putting the right number on their own graphs.
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‘I have 4 cars in my picture’
‘There are 3 helicopters in my picture’
‘I have 2 boats and 3 cars’
This week we have been counting our claps and our jumps to help us understand that anything can be counted, not only objects.
The children counted their claps from one to ten as a group and went on to individually jump from hoop to hoop and where able counted their jumps in big loud voices. I wonder what else the children can count at home?