It is crucial to carry out the practical Parent and Pupil Tasks, as young children learn best through concrete practical experiences.
Weeks 1 and 2:
I have named the following tasks as Parent and Pupil Tasks, as the drawing, labelling and writing will need to be carried out by an adult.
Parent and Pupil Task 1:
- Find some blocks, buttons, beads, crayons or anything you have for sorting
- Draw two big circles on a page
- Now think of how you could sort your objects. Can you sort them for colour, size or shape?
- Talk about how you have sorted them
- Draw one more circle and see if you can sort your objects in three different ways.
Complete NHM Shape, Measures and Data Handling book p.30
Parent and Pupil Task 2:
- Use a set of 9 or 10 'attribute materials' such as transport vehicles or pictures of same
- Draw two boxes on a page. Label one box with a picture of a car, and the other with a picture of a car crossed out (Carroll diagram).
- Now sort the vehicles correctly. All the cars should be placed in the left hand box with all other vehicles in the right hand box.
- Talk about how the vehicles have been sorted ie. car/not a car
- Repeat the above using a set of dominoes with totals from 7-12
- Label one box on the Carroll diagram with a number 8 and the other with a number 8 crossed out
Complete NHM Shape, Measures and Data Handling book p.31-33
Parent and Pupil Task 3:
- Use a bag containing 6 red, 5 blue and 3 yellow crayons
- Draw three rows of 6 identical squares on a large sheet of paper
- Write red for one row, blue for one and yellow for the last row
- Show your child how to remove a crayon from the bag and record its colour by drawing a matching 'blob' of colour in the appropriate row.
- Repeat until all the crayons have been removed and their colours recorded on the graph.
Complete NHM Shape, Measures and Data Handling book p. 34-39
Weeks 3 and 4:
Numbers to 50/100
Parent and Pupil task:
- Ask your child to count from 0-30
- Ask your child to count back from 30-0
- Give your child practice in continuing the number sequence from different starting points including the high teens
- Write a number strip form 0-30 with missing numbers
- Ask your child to write in the missing numbers saying each one aloud as they do so
Complete NHM Numbers to 20 p.26-27
- Log in to 'My Stuff' in Active Learn (Bug Club) to access 'The Maths Factor' ordering numbers up to 100
Complete NHM Numbers to 20 p.28-31
There are also lots of maths activities at the back of The Zoo booklet!