Real Life 2D Shapes Last week the children practised sorting 2D and 3D shapes. Today's activity is all about 2D shapes: the circle, the triangle and the rectangle. Ask the children to revise the rhymes we use in school for each shape: Suzy Circle, Ricky Rectangle and Tommy Triangle. Sort all the pictures of items that can be found at home according to their shape. Cut out each picture and sort them according to their shape. For example: The pizza slice is shaped like a triangle. The doughnut is shaped like a circle. The door is shaped like a rectangle. 
Greater Number
What number is bigger? For this activity the children will identify the number that is bigger? If the children are experiencing difficulties identifying the greater number, encourage them to use a number line. The greater the number, the further up the number line it will be. Alternatively the children can use manipulatives to help identify the bigger number. Count out a set of four objects (teddies, blocks, colouring pencils etc.) and also count out a set of seven objects. Which set has the greater amount of objects? This will show the children the greater number. 
Jellybean Subtraction
The children will practise their subtraction skills for these sums. They may need to use some of the strategies shown above to help them with their "take away" sums. Helpful Hints: 1 Pictures: cross out pictures to show the sum. 42=__ Four jellybeans take away two jellybeans. Cross out 2 jellybeans and say how many are left? 2Fingers: Using their fingers as a counting tool 42= __ Show four fingers. Take away/ put down two fingers. How many fingers are you still showing? 3Use Manipulatives: Using blocks, teddies, pencils or anything the children can physically count. 42= ____ Count out 4 blocks. Take two away. How many blocks are left? 
2D or 3D Shapes Are these shapes 2D or 3D? The children will explore 2D and 3D shapes in this activity. The children can review the 2D shapes using the picture above . The children can explore 3D shapes using the song above. Using the colours blue and yellow the children will sort the shapes. All the 2D shapes will be coloured blue. All the 3D shapes will be coloured yellow. 
Ordering Numbers The children will practise ordering the numbers from smallest to greatest. The children could practise the caterpillar ordering game above to sequence numbers from o to 20 from smallest to greatest. The squirrel has lost his nut! Help him retrieve it. For the written activity, the children will cut out each number and sequence them in order of smallest to greatest from the squirrel to his nut. 
Ten Frames For this activity the children will use their counting skills. They will count the amount of black dots and write the total amount in the pineapple. HINT: The children are only learning to write numbers above 10. Remind them that one always comes first when talking about numbers between 10 and 19. 
Subtraction to 5 The children will practise their subtraction skills for these sums. They may need to use some of the strategies shown above to help them with their "take away" sums. Helpful Hints: 1 Pictures: cross out pictures to show the sum. 31=__ Three suns take away one sun. Cross out 1 sun and say how many are left? 2Fingers: Using their fingers as a counting tool 31= __ Show three fingers. Take away/ put down one finger. How many fingers are you still showing? 3Use Manipulatives: Using blocks, teddies, pencils or anything the children can physically count. 31= ____ Count out 3 blocks. Take one away. How many blocks are left? 
Add and Colour The children can add the two numbers together and write the answer. If the children are experiencing any difficulty adding the two numbers, encourage them to use lego blocks, dolls, teddies to help them with their counting. The children can complete the picture by colouring using the colour code at the end of the page: For example: 4+4=8 When the answer is eight, the children will colour that section orange. Answer colour codes: 4=green 5=brown 6=blue 7=yellow 8=orange 9=pink 
Ten Frame Addition
The children can add the two numbers together and write the answer. The children can "draw out the sum" by putting dots in a box for each number. For example: 2+3= ______ Two red dots and three blue dots equals 5 dots altogether. If the children are experiencing any difficulty adding the two numbers, encourage them to use lego blocks, dolls, teddies to help them with their counting. 
Missing Addends
What number is missing? The children can use their addition and subtraction skills to complete these sums. Helpful hint for Maths language: There are 3 cookies in a jar. How many more cookies do you need to put in the jar to have 5 cookies altogether? Example 1: The children can use their fingers, blocks or draw pictures to help with their counting. Draw 3 cookies. How many more do you need to draw to have 5 cookies altogether? Maybe use two different colour pencils. Example 2: Ask the children to count 5 blocks out. Put 3 to one side. How many are left? How many were needed to be added to the 3 blocks to make 5 altogether? 
Count and Graph How many fishes are there? How many surfboards are there? How many starfish are there? How many glasses are there? Colour the correct amount of boxes to match the total number of each item. For example: For starfish colour 2 boxes in the column. AT HOME IDEAS The children could make their own bar chart by asking their families questions. For example: They could pick four chocolate bars and ask their family "What is your favourite chocolate bar?" They could ring their grandparents, aunties, uncles or friends to make a bigger graph. 
This week's written activities for Maths will be based on the topic: Number
The children will practise a range of number skills:


Butterfly Addition The butterflies have lost their spots!! Ask the children to help them by drawing the correct numbers on each wing. The children can then add the two numbers together and write the answer. If the children are experiencing any difficulty adding the two numbers, encourage them to use lego blocks, dolls, teddies to help them with their counting. 
Mermaid Maze
Can you help the mermaid get to her shell? Using the number fishes, ask the children to find the mermaids path to the shell. The children will count from 1 to 20....and the mermaid will be able to return home! Hint: The numbers must go in order, across or down, for the number maze to be completed. 
Wednesday:
1. Length song  reminding ourselves of some of the length vocabulary. 2. Chef Pierre measuring cinnamon rolls game http://www.thelearningodyssey.com/sample_act/math_k/grade/subject/mak_04_03_03.html 

Worms: Using a ball of play dough, ask your child to make a few worms. Ask your child to describe their worms. Discuss what is different about each worm they made and encourage using the vocabulary 'long, short, longer, shorter'. Now ask your child to make a worm that is the shortest and a worm that is the longest. Observe and discuss the worms.

Wednesday:
1. Compare Two Objects of Different Length: Find two pencils / pens. What do you notice about these pencils? How could we describe these pencils? How are these pencils the same? How are these different? Ensure to use the vocabulary! 2. Compare objects again with focus on the comparative language. Find something around the house to use. e.g. a straw/ ribbon. Find some things longer than this straw. Find some things shorter than this straw. How will we check if we are correct? Whose ribbon is wider? mine or yours? Whose ribbon is narrower? How can you be sure? 
Teddy Bears: See any teddy bears / soft toys that you may have around the house. Put all the teddies on the table. Ask the children to sort them into 3 groups of height. I.e. Put taller teddies in one group, shorter teddies in another and teddies of the same height in the third group. After heights have been compared ask the children to suggest other ways that the teddies could be compared.
For example: bigger or smaller feet, longer or shorter legs. In groups of three, pupils put their teddies in order. Ask the children why they ordering their teddies in such a way. 
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