More, fewer or the same

In maths this week, we have been comparing amounts or groups and seeing which group has more or fewer. We have also been counting to check our ideas and to see if any are the same.

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Fun with shapes

This week we are looking at 2D shapes and seeing if we can match them. This afternoon we had the large glitter shapes out and the children not only matched the shapes but also used them to create patterns and pictures. 

I was also very impressed with some children's ability to name some of the…

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Sorting shapes

This week in Maths, the children are applying what they learned last week through a shape sorting activity, linked to this week's learning. Just look how well they notice shape properties and can work together to sort. 

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Matching and sorting objects

In Maths this week our focus is to match and sort objects in different ways. We have a wealth of resources indoors and outdoors to enable the children to develop these skills independently. 

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Sorting and Matching

This week, in maths, we are learning how to sort, match and group different objects according to a variety of criteria. Today we played a game whereby we all had to find a shoe and its matching pair. We weren't allowed to just find our own!!

        

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2D and 3D shapes

The children have our work on 2D and 3D shapes this week. They have been busy doing lots of sorting, noticing, naming, talking about properties and using mathematical vocabulary. 

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Patterns

This week we are looking at patterns. We are continuing and making our own patterns using two items.

This is a pine cone, pebble, pine cone, pebble pattern.

Then using three items. Pebble, wood, shell, pebble, wood, shell.

A team point for anyone who creates some patterns at home…

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Creating Patterns

In maths this week we have been learning to create our own more complex patterns, including symmetrical patterns.

  We worked with our talking partners to create a symmetrical butterfly pattern.

 

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Odds and Evens

The Ducklings have been exploring which numbers are odd and which are even. They have used practical objects to see if there is an odd one left when you share the number between two.

Once they had explored the pattern of odds and evens, some children were able to go further and apply this…

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Even and Odd numbers

This week in Maths we have been investigating what makes numbers even or odd. the children have been learning about 'pair wise patterns' and pairing and grouping numbers and amounts to discover if they are odd or even. 

Ask your child if they can tell you about what makes a number odd or…

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Ordering numbers 1 to 20

Little Chicks have been putting the Busy Bees in number order 1-20. Circle time we took turns to help order the Bees, then took turns individually.

 

 

 

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Seeing Double!

In Maths this week we have been learning about the concept of doubling. The children have been immersed in tasks and activities both indoors and outdoors to develop and promote their understanding. 

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