This week our focused maths activity was based on constructing 2D shapes using coloured lolly pop sticks. The children were most enthuastic and took pride in creating different shapes. We then spoke about edges and corners and the children were encouraged to count them.
Squares, triangles, rectangles and even a hexagon was created.
Which shape could you make?
This week the children have been building their maths knowledge in a variety of ways. Some are securing their shapes where as a few are developing their knowledge of patterns or repeating patterns and how to make them as well as recognising them.
The children had a choice of designed hats to use the variety of shapes to create their patterns or design their own detailed hat.
They had a choice of circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, diamonds, stars and ovals in an array of diiferent colours.
Â ” it’s all sticky”. Â Â Â Â
Â ” I have a star, diamond, circle, triangle and rectangle”Â Â “I need this one now”Â Â “Look at mine, it’s all purple”Â Â “I’m drawing my shapes”. Â
What shapes would you use? And could you make a repeating pattern?
This week in our focus group time the children are being challenged to create a transport picture using different sized shapes.
Â Â working hard…..
Â “a racing car”
Â “its a home car!”
Â “a tractor”
Â “a train car”
Â “its a very long car”
Â ” a big train”
“a roof car”
What shapes can you see?
What transport could you make using different shapes?
This week the children created a traffic light, and had the opportunity to paint the colours in the correct order. The children painted paper plates then cut them in half, they then painted the colours in the order they thought was correct on a strip of paper and then stuck the paper plate halves on to the top and bottom of the paper strip.
This was helped by most of the children remembering the traffic light rhyme from previous group times
Â Â Â “I’ve nearly finished my painting” Â Â Â Â Â Â The children were encouraged to hold the paint brushes like they would hold a pencil to help them with control how the paint.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “My plate is a circle”.
Â Â Â “Red goes at the top for stop”. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The children was demonstrating good sharing by taking it in turns to do the painting with one colour and then passing it around. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “Green goes at the bottom because it means go!”
How can you make a traffic light?
for group time this week we are using shapes to create our own dinosaurs..
what shapes could you use for your dinosaur?
our finished dinosaur
Â “He has got big teeth!”
“He has a red eye”
what would your dinosaur be/ look like?
And with what shapes would you use?