Early math skills are being used by children throughout their activities, experiences and daily routines, whether at school or at home. For example, becoming familiar with their routines such as brushing their teeth, getting dressed, taking a nap, and learning about going shopping with their parents can all become math learning opportunities when approached a certain way.
Mathematics plays a major role in a child’s development and helps children makes sense of the world around them. Children between the age of one to five years old are beginning to explore patterns and shapes, compare sizes and count objects. Math play is evident in pretend play, block play, literacy play, outdoor play and science play, for example
Any of the following commonly-found items can be used as tools to help teach fundamental math skills like adding and subtracting:
Parents can play an important role in influencing and being a role model for children by providing opportunities for children to learn and develop new skills. Adults need to allow children to direct their own play and support them by enhancing or extending their play. Children need opportunities to:
Spring Term 2
Topic of Hats,hats,hats
Topic of Patterns
Can you finish the repeating pattern on the scarf?
Look carefully , what comes next?
Have a look at the 2d shape patterns - can you finish the by drawing the shapes?
You can also make your own patterns using things at home.
Water tray – transporting and transferring water from one container to the next – investigating capacity.
Find 5 different containers at home - see which one holds the most
Is it the biggest one ? or the widest one?
How can we check ?
Can you fill them to the top so that they are full? can you fill it half way so that it is half full ?
Using the sheets below can you identify which shapes are symmetrical. Get a small mirror and try.
There are also some Christmas pictures for you to complete. Use the mirror to see what the other side is going to look like.