Hello Boys and Girls
I hope you all had an amazing bank holiday weekend, and that you are all safe and well.
You will all know from my previous blogs that I think it is really important to practise your number skills everyday. So I am once again going back to a previous blog to encourage you to participate in maths activities which enable you to practise your number skills.
The activity today can be done both indoors and outside in your garden, but it might be better outdoors so you have a little more space.
You will need equipment like balls, bean bags, buckets or containers, chalk, some A4 paper, pegs, string, paper plates, but because I’m not sure what you have at home you might have to be a little creative.
- Hide and seek –Ask your grown-up to help you fold up a piece of A4 paper into 10 squares, and write a number on each square from 1 to 10, then cut the squares up. Ask your grown-up to hide the number squares around the garden for you to find, while you close your eyes. Your job is to find each number and tell your grown-up which ones you have found ! You can hide them for your grown up too !
- Number splat – Spread the number squares out on the floor, make sure you can see them. Ask your grown-up to shout out one of the numbers, your job is to find the number and splat it with your hand. Make sure you find the right number each time you splat. Once you have played this game a few times, see if you can splat correctly faster. Swop over with your grown-up and ask them to number splat.
- Number washing line – Write some larger numbers 1-10 on to A4 paper. Spread the number squares out on the floor, can you recognise what number is on the squares ? Tie some string up in your garden to create a washing line. Your job is to peg the A4 numbers correctly onto a washing line in the correct order 1 to 10. Once you have them in the correct order, ask your grown-up to takeaway some numbers from the washing line while you close your eyes. Which numbers are missing ?
- Counting objects – Use some containers, baskets or buckets and put a number from 1 to 10 onto each one. Collect some small balls, bean bags, small teddies, etc together. The aim is for you to throw/aim the balls into the containers, making sure that you put the correct amount in. For example if your container has number 3 on it, you need to throw 3 balls in. Make sure you count correctly and aim well, if you lose any you will have to start again!
- Bouncing balls – How many times can you bounce a large ball ? Can you bounce it 5 times without stopping ? 6 times,7 times, 8 times, 9 times, 10 ?? Can you beat you record ?
- Skittles – This is the perfect time to play skittles, how many can you knock down in one go ? How many did you not manage to knock over ? Can you knock all of the skittles down ? How many times did you manage to knock all the skittles down ? If you don’t have any skittles you can make some of your own with empty fizzy drink bottles or milk containers, you will just need to weigh them down with some soil or sand.
- Hopscotch – To help you practise writing numbers ask your grown up to help you create a hopscotch using chalks and learn how to use it.
- Shape jump – With your grown-up chalk some circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, stars and hearts onto the floor. Ask your grown-up to shout out a shape and you have to jump onto that shape. Make sure you jump onto the correct shape.
I hope you have lots of fun ! Remember you can send emails to school to let us all know how you are and what you have been doing. I can’t tell you how lovely is it to receive emails from you all, it really brightens up my day.
Take care and stay safe
Thinking of you all