Reevy Hill Primary School

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This week we are learning about ways in which to represent numbers, focusing on using our fingers and making tally marks to represent one, like this ||||


Activity 1:

Practice counting in sequence from 1 to 10. Can you count slowly / quickly, quietly / louder, in a squeaky mouse voice / in a big gruff giant voice?

Hide your hands behind your back. When your adult says a number, can you show that many on your fingers?

Our Maths for this activity is linked to our topic work – bird spotting! With your bird spotting sheet, go into the garden, watch out of the window (if it’s too rainy!) or take a walk to the park to look for birds. Each time you see a bird, draw a line (we call this a tally mark) on your sheet, like this |

Tally marks help us to keep track of how many of something we have seen or done, then at the end we count how many we have drawn altogether. Like when we give house points in Nursery!

Activity 2:

Practice counting in sequence from 1 to 10. Can you count 10 claps, 10 star jumps, 10 pats of your knees, 10 stamps of your feet, 10 hops on one foot?

Flip the warm up activity from yesterday where we used our fingers to show a number. This time, ask your child to say a number and you show them that many on your fingers, asking them each time to check if you are right by counting your fingers. Make a mistake on purpose, children like it when adults get things wrong!

Can you play a game of cup skittles? Using 6 plastic cups, arrange them like the picture below. Then, with a small ball, take turns to roll the ball and see how many you can knock down! As you play, use the tally chart in your pack to represent how many cups you knock down each time then when you have finished count how many tally marks you have each got and find out who is the winner! Have fun!

Plastic cup bowling!

Bowling Tally Chart

Activity 3:

Practice counting in sequence from 1 to 10. Start by crouching down on the floor and then stretch up slowly as you count, making sure that by the time you reach number 10 you are stretched up tall on your tip toes.

Included below is an Animals on the Farm representing numbers home learning challenge sheet (with instructions), for you to have a go at.