Another use for jellybeans this week could be with maths activities you are doing. Instead of using toys or even Numicon shapes you could use things like jellybeans, counters, pasta, buttons (anything you have accessible to you at home.)
Choose a cookie recipe that usually uses cookie cutters (I made shortbread due the ingredients I did/didn’t have at home but it wasn’t really my first choice!) then use a bread knife to make cookies in the shape of Numicon shapes. Younger children could be focusing on 1-1 counting or colour matching in putting pebbles or mnms on top and older children could focus on measuring ingredients and also the size of the cookies. But really focus on having fun together as a family.
We’d love to see your photos throughout the week if you give it a go!
I hope you had a lovely long Easter weekend!
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Due to the short week I have given 3 days of Maths activities.
*use your washing or a selection of clothing or even pairs of socks as a prop for this.
*sort clothing based on differences/similarities - length, size, thickness etc. Talk about the things that are the same and the things that are different.
*odd one out
-using objects around the house make groups of objects with one item that doesn't fit in the group - get your child to sort them. Or get a large collection of different things around the house, ask your child to sort them into groups, get them to tell you what is the same about each group, it may be a colour, a shape, what it is made out of etc
*you could also choose to do some follow up worksheets based around the odd one out.
2. Teen Numbers
*talk about teen numbers, what numbers are 'teen numbers' practice writing them.
*make a teen number book by either downloading and printing the worksheets below, or using these as inspiration and creating your own on paper. (This may take some time!)
*take away 1 song
*using small toys or blocks use 'stories' to tell taking away/subtracting sentences. E.g. I made a tower with 7 blocks, but 3 blocks fell off, how many do I have left? The children can then use the blocks or Numicon shapes to solve the problem. Then talk about the number sentence that represents (7-3=4), repeat this with lots of different questions.
*continue to practice subtracting sentences, getting your child to also write down the numbers. You could use the worksheets below, or make up your own questions.
Phonics & Spelling
Please note that each of this week's sounds are diagraphs
(two letters that work together to make one sound).
us, can, get
went, top, sun
*Read the "Gg" book
*Read the story - Can I have a pet Gorilla - Make the colour, cut & paste Gorilla from the developmental activities
*Listen to the story - Gertie Gorilla's Glorious Gift - Write a list of all the 'g' words you remember from the story.
*The Soccer Game
*Go, go, go
*What makes it go?
*Go left or right - Make a treasure hunt
*Toys that can go
*Go fire truck
Get your child to choose their favourite story, take a photo and send it to Mrs Coe.
*Watch the clip - Amazing Animals, Gorillas - write something amazing about a Gorilla
*Go, go, go…
*Look at a picture of a goose, write something about what it looks like.
You could also base writing off something you have read, done or seen that day or during the week. Your child could also write about what they are going to share for news.
*find something at home beginning with the letter Gg. Send a short video sharing your news (by Thursday) with the class and Mrs Coe will post them on the blog on Friday.
Letter of the Week 'Gg' - Activities
We are also learning a song called
If God is...
(sung to the tune of If you're happy and you know it)
If God is the King make a crown
If God is the King make a crown
If God is the King and you want us all to know it
If God is the King make a crown
-This week we added the verse:
If God cares for you give a hug!
Letter and sounds of the Week:
This week we started our class 'letter of the week'. This letter will be referred to throughout the week during writing, reading, poetry, news and wherever else it fits into our day!
For news this week we had people sharing about areoplanes, apes, animals and April! We also came up with an AMAZING collection of words beginning with the letter a in our alphabet book.
This week room 1 has had lots of fun with developmental, patterns, and watching our beans begin to grow. Here are a selection of photos from through the week.
This week in maths we are continuing to look at the numbers 0-20. We played a game rolling dice and walking along a number line to see who could get to the end first. We have also started playing snakes and ladders.
Today for developemental time we have snakes and ladders as one of the options, as well as threading activities and card games (go fish and snap). Once some children had learnt they games they were teaching others and encouraging them to join in. It was a great afternoon!
- Comparing taller, smaller, greater than and less than
- Numbers 0-20, looking at numerals, patterns, and recognising number-words
We used the large foam Numicon shapes to add together different groups of animals. Putting the two shapes together and finding the shape that fit on top to find the total. You can practice these at home too with any items found around the house, eg buttons or coins, putting them into the shape of a Numicon shape to discover the total. Check by counting.
Today we were talking about the size and height of objects. We put different objects from around the room into order from smallest to biggest, shortest to smallest and using different words for compairing them. We also watched and talked about the story Goldilocks and Three Bears to introduce us to these ideas.
This week we are continuing to show off what we already know! The children have shown their abilities to order numbers, visualise shapes, make patterns, and count 1-1. At home you can continue to practice by ordering Numicon shapes, counting, writing numbers, matching with shapes, counting objects such as buttons etc.
We also spent some time looking as and talking about patterns. We went for a journey around the school looking for patterns we could find or make. We also made patterns with multi-link cubes in the classroom and discovered patterns can be by colour or number.
Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
SS Movement Songs:
At Home Learning
End Of Term Assembly
NZ Sign Language Week
Rest Home Singing
Te Reo Māori
World Nursery Rhyme Week