This week we are learning a new number rhyme about penguins, we are focusing on the number 2 and we are practicing our counting skills.
Activity 1: 5 little penguins
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?
Below is a video for you to watch of Mrs Metcalfe introducing our new number rhyme 5 Little Penguins. There is also a rhyme sheet below with 5 penguins on, so you can cut them out and sing the rhyme at home using your penguins to order and count!
5 Little Penguins
5 Little Penguins
Activity 2: number 2
Practice counting in sequence from 1 to 10. Can you count 10 claps, 10 jumps, 10 pats of your knees, 10 stamps of your feet, 10 hops on one foot?
Today we are going to learn about the number 2. Below is a link for the Numberblocks number two episode to watch:
After watching the video we are going to practice spotting the number 2. Below are numbers 1, 2 and 3. Point to the number 1 – do they remember what this number is? What number comes after 1? Point to the number 2 and talk about what the number looks like – around and down then across at the bottom.
Next go through the number cards in a random order, pointing to one at a time. Ask your child to put their finger on their nose every time they see the number 2 – do they spot it each time?
Numberblocks Two sheet
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.
Next play a game of Simon Says using the number 2. For example, Simon Says clap your hands 2 times / do 2 jumps / pat your head 2 times / turn around 2 times. Remember to only do it if Simon says so!
Using the number cards above, play the same game as yesterday, asking your child to wiggle their fingers every time they see the number 2.
Next can you go on a number hunt around your house, trying to find as many number 2s as you can? Can you also find things that come in 2s, like on the Numberblocks episode where they had 2 socks and 2 shoes? What else comes in a pair of 2? Why don’t you take some photographs of the numbers and things that you find and send us an email, we’d love to see!