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In Maths this week we are learning all about COMPARING and the NUMBER 8. 

 

COMPARING

When comparing two groups, children should be encouraged to line the items up to make direct comparisons.

When comparing groups of objects they should be encouraged to count each set carefully which helps them to link names of numbers, their value and their position in the counting order.

 

It is important to teach children the correct vocabulary for comparison: more than, fewer than, equal to, the same as.

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Friday

Watch the White Rose video, session 1: https://tinyurl.com/y39682df

 

Set up your own teddy bear’s picnic! You will need some different sized teddies.

 

Next find some bowls, plates, spoons or cups. What food will you serve? Remember big teddies are always very hungry!

Watch the White Rose video, session 2: https://tinyurl.com/y39682df

 

Collect 2 groups of objects from around your house or some natural objects from outside. Compare the 2 groups. What do you notice?

 

Discuss which group has more

objects and which has fewer.

Watch the White Rose video, session 3: https://tinyurl.com/y39682df

 

Collect some items that you could build towers with such as building bricks, boxes or pebbles. Build a tower of 3. Next, build a tower that is shorter than your tower of 3. Then build a tower that s taller than your tower of 3.

Finally instead of 3, repeat with a tower of 5.

Watch the White Rose video, session 4: https://tinyurl.com/y39682df

 

Collect some ribbon, string or shoelaces.

Can you line them up on the table or floor? Remember to have a start line!

 

What do you notice?

Can you compare the lengths?

Watch the White Rose video, session 5: https://tinyurl.com/y39682df

 

Hunt around for some toys or teddies. Next, collect some different sized boxes.

 

Compare the shape and size of your boxes. What do you notice?

Which toy will fit inside each box? Why have you chosen

that box?

MORE LEARNING...Comparing Groups of Objects

 

NUMBER OF THE WEEK

Watch Numberblocks S2 S3 (Eight). https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgvmb/numberblocks-series-2-eight

Show a tower of 8 large Duplo blocks (or equivalent). Check the total is 8 by counting together, ensuring that they only say one number name for each block.

Whisper an instruction into their ear (e.g. take off two blocks). Ask them to describe the result, e.g. Now we have a 6 and a 2. Put them back together. It makes 8 again! Repeat for different arrangements, to show them how many different ways there are to make 8.

Make a Number 8 Poster. What facts do you know about number 8? Here are a few to get you started...

  • 8 is one more than 7
  • 8 is one less than 9
  • a spider has 8 legs
  • 6 and 2 makes 8

 

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