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week: 23.03.20


Number hunt. Hide numbers from 1-20 for your child to find. To increase the challenge you could put the numbers in certain places that would require your child to follow specific directions. Such as "the number 5 is on top of the table, next to the vase". Encourage them to use positional language. Once they have found all the numbers see if they can put them in order. If any are in the incorrect order talk to them about where they should go. Again, you could use this time to further challenge your child by giving them clues to where the number should go. "number 11 is one less than 12 but one more than 10". 



Today is a recap of 3d shapes which we have already covered. However it is a tricky topic for children to get their heads around. Run throught the powerpoint with them, asking how they know what the shape is? What else is that shape? how many faces does the shape have? 

Once you have done this challenge them to find something in your house that is a sphere, cube, pyramid etc.


Focus on number formation today. Follow the sheet below as a guideline and then independently let your child write numbers to 20. You can use the picture below as inspiration of how to make number formation a little more fun. You can form numbers in salt or flour and if you want to get really creative you could add food colouring, glitter etc. Using the dots, like in the picture below, will also ensure that they are counting and forming the number from memory. If they can't wirte the number from memory support them with it written down to show them. Talk throught the mistakes they have made (numbers back to front etc) and see if they correctly write the numbers they got wrong. If they are still struggling through verbal feedback, write the number for them and have them trace over the top of it and again have a go for themselves.



Today's focus will be addition. This is a recap of something we have done recently. Start off by physically adding objects together (toys etc). Then move onto completing the sheet from below. If your child completes this sheet then consider coming up with your own as a challenge and also writing a full number sentence, replacing the pictures with numbers. 

If your child is struggling with this then there is a resource you can create at home that has helped many of the children in class. Have a look at the picture below but it is basically a cereal box covered in foil and made to look like a robots head. Ours was called metal mike. I cut 2 holes out of the top of the cereal box and put a + in between them and cut a hole out for the mouth. They could then add and solve number sentences themselves using metal mike by putting items in the top ( 2 grapes + 3 grapes) and then counting how many came out of his mouth. You could create this together and decorate it. I would love to see the pictures of your very own metal mikes! 



Following on from yesterday’s addition lesson, today we will be looking at subtraction. You can start off by writing the numbers from 1 to 10. Show your child that when we subtract (or takeaway) the numbers get smaller. Demonstrate with the number line. Then move on to practically subtracting real objects, followed by the number sentences on the sheet below.