Class charter

Here is the Giraffe class charter. We worked together to come up with our own promise to keep us all happy and safe.

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Make a minute count

Below is a list of counting challenges and activities which you will be completing in Year 3. Can you try any of them at home?

Year 3
Counting challenges:
count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
count in, and use, steps of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 50 and 100
find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
count up and down in tenths
Suggested activities:
● Paper or interactive 100 square-predict and highlight next number in
pattern
● Counting money in 50p or £1 (using 100p)
● Count money in similar coin values.
● Count mixed coin values.
● Base 10 blocks/straws and Numicon shapes to find 10 or 100 more
● Activities to select generate different points to begin and end counts
e.g. using dice, cards, feely bag
continue to count on in 3s from 18, back from 27 to zero
count on in 10s from 150, back from 270
count on in 100s from 125, back from 665
count on in 2s from 17, back from 45
● Counting sequences written and oral e.g.
, 430, 420, 410, , __,
, 7/10 , 8/10, 9/10, ,1 1/10, 1 2/10, __
● Order numbers relating to counting in 3s, 4s, 8s e.g.
15, 21, 24, 30, 18, 27
24, 12, 32, 16, 36, 28
56, 48, 24, 32, 16, 40
● Ball catch around the class for different counting patterns/Pass the
clap around the circle for different counting patterns/Loop card
counting for different counting patterns
● Use interactive calculator that has been set up to + number of the
count….can the children predict the next number
● Counting choir- groups of children to count in different patterns
(differentiated) start with 0 first group count in 5s to 20….now next
group continue in 5s (till you reach an appropriate multiple of your next
pattern- don’t stop at 35 if you want to count in 4s next!)….. now next
group continue in 4s etc.

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Different family same love

In Reception we read the story Every Family is Different and talked about our families and how they may be different but still have one thing in common which is… LOVE!

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Make a minute count.

Below is a list of counting challenges and suggested activities which you will be completing in Year 2. Can you try any of them at home?

Year 2

Counting challenges:

  • count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, forward and backward
  • count on and back in tens from any number

Try to make counting relate to objects in real life e.g. pairs of socks, fingers in gloves or visualise quantity with spots or patterns.

Suggested activities:  

  • Interactive 100 square -predict and highlight next number in pattern
  • Counting 1p, 10p, 5p and 2p coins, on a 100 square, to give a total. Count similar value coins first and then coins of different value
  • Play ‘read, write, find’ and focus on problem numbers
  • Play ‘Race to…. or Race back to….’ to relate to number words
  • Count groups of objects or images in 10s 5s and 2s e.g. pairs of socks, flocks of sheep, bunches of flowers/pencil
  • Range of activities to generate different starting points to begin counting. Use dice, cards, feely bag e.g. continue to count on in 1s from 18, back from 24 to zero
  • count on in 10s from 30, back from 70
  • count on in 5s from 25, back from 65
  • count on in 2s from 8, back from 40
  • Counting sequences written and oral e.g.

2,4,6,8,10,__,14,__,18,20

         80, 70, 60, __, __, 30

         __, 19, 17, 15, 13,  __, __

  • Order numbers relating to counting in 1s, 10s, 5s, 2s e.g.

        30, 50, 20, 70, 40, 60

        55, 40, 50, 35, 45, 60

  • Ball catch around the class for different counts
  • Pass the clap around the circle for different counts
  • Loop card counting for different counts
  • Use puppet to help with counting….get the puppet to make mistakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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Make a minute count.

Below is a list of counting challenges and activities which your child will be completing in school this year. Can you try any of them at home?

Counting Challenges:

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
  • count in multiples of twos, fives and tens
  • given a number, identify one more and one less
  • use Ordinal number from 1st to 10th
  • recognise and count groups of objects and match to correct numeral

Suggested Activities:    

  • Ball catch in 1s,2s, 5s, 10s. Start with different numbers once children are confident with the pattern
  • Count pairs of socks, towers of 10 cubes, groups of 5 pencils etc
  • Count in reverse using a different activity e.g. magic wand, to allow children to begin to differentiate between forwards and backwards
  • Play ‘read, write, find’ and focus on any problem numbers
  • Play ‘Race to…..’ or ‘Race back to…..’ to help writing numbers alongside counting
  • Play 1 more/ 1 less dice game
  • Play ordinal number barrier games
  • Play ‘mystery word’ using ordinal number clues from current reading book e.g. my mystery word is on the 5th page…. on the 8th line….. it is the 2nd word
  • What is the 3rd letter of your name?
  • Use ordinal number in everyday situations eg who is 8th in our line?
  • What comes after 6? Before 9? After 17? Before 15?
  • 15,16,17….what are the next 3 numbers?
  • 10,20,30…what is the next number?
  • If we count round the circle in 1’s starting at Ben with 5, who will say 9? And if we count back start at Amy with 17, who will say 8?
  • What is 2 more than 6? What is 2 less than 7?
  • Listen to the 10p’s drop into the tin, tell me when we have 70p.
  • Count around the circle in 10’s starting at Sam with 30, who will say 90?
  • 3,13,23, what are the next 2 numbers?
  • 54,44,34, what are the next 2 numbers?
  • There are 25 beads on this string, how many will there be if I put 10 more on?
  • Count using different voices to 100.
  • Count out 1 more or 2 more/less wrapped sweets than the number on my dice.
  • What number is missing in this counting pattern?
  • Count forwards and backwards from 2 given numbers to 100.
  • Peg 2 digit number cards on a washing line e.g. 29-41, which one is in the wrong place and why?
  • Estimation games e.g. How many beads are in this jar?
  • Close your eyes, listen to the number of claps, how many did you count, was that more / less than the previous number of claps?
  • Have we got enough pebbles in this jar to give everybody 1?
  • Count objects from a larger set and stop when we have enough.
  • Count a random number of objects from in a Feely Bag.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHuuuh9GgP8

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Make a minute count.

Below is a list of counting challenges and activities which you will be completing in Year 5. Can you try any of them at home?

Year 5
Counting challenges:
 count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any
given number up to 1 000 000
 count forwards and backwards with positive and negative
whole numbers, including through zero
Suggested activities:
● Paper or interactive number lines –can children predict and highlight
next number in a pattern?
● Play ‘Fizz Buzz’
● Number ladders (visible or hidden) to continue patterns forwards and
backwards in different multiples ….and through zero.
● Count along the temperatures on a thermometer.
● Today the temperature is 4°C. Yesterday it was 7°C lower. What was
the temperature yesterday?
● In Moscow the temperature was -8°C. In Paris the temperature was
12°C warmer. What was the temperature in Paris?
● Count along a number line. What is 6 subtract 9? What is 3 subtract
10? etc.
● Ball catch around the class for different counting patterns/Pass the
clap around the circle for different counting patterns/Loop card
counting for different counting patterns
● Use interactive calculator that has been set up to + number of the
count….can the children predict the next number
● Counting choir- groups of children to count in different patterns
(differentiated) e.g. start with 0 …..first group count in 5s to 20….now
next group continue in 5s (till you reach an appropriate multiple of your
next pattern- e.g. don’t stop at 35 if you want to continue to count in 6s
next!)….. now next group continue in 6s etc.

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Make a minute count.




Below is a list of counting challenges and activities which your child will be completing this year in school. Can you try any of them at home?

Counting Challenges:
● recite numbers in order to 10
● count up to three or four objects by saying one number name for each
● count up to six objects from a larger group and select the correct numeral
● count an irregular arrangement of up to 10 objects
● say the number that is 1 more than a given number
 
Suggested Activities:
● Tactile numeral cards e.g. sandpaper / velvet.
● Glitter trays
● Playdough
● Rhymes, stories and songs
● Counting games pack for nursery and reception
● Count out correct number of beads into cups, labelled and introduce 0/zero as an empty set.
● Count objects from a larger group and stop when we have enough.
● Counting round in a circle, listen and you say the next number in the sequence.
● Count correct number of 1p pieces into a container up to 10p.
● Peg numeral cards on a washing line in order, spot the incorrectly placed number up to 10.
● Make number lines to 10 available in all areas.
● Count groups of different objects giving the same total and label them appropriately e.g. 5 cups, 5 stones,5 beads, 5 children.
● Bury small toys and plastic numbers in the sand, can you find 6 dinosaurs and the number 6 and put them together?
● Separate different groups of objects in different ways and know that the total is still the same.
● Count an irregular arrangement of up to 10 objects/images.
● Count forwards and backwards from random numbers within 10.
● Estimation games up to value 10 e.g. How many children are on the carpet? How many balls are in this bag? How many marbles do you think will fit in this cup? Count to check.
● Reveal numeral cards slowly, what number do you think this is going to be and why?
● Count a random amount of objects from in a Feely Bag. Now one more makes……?
● Roll a die, pick up that many pebbles, keep going until you have 10.
● Bury pebbles in the sand, can you find 10 and count them
● Roll adapted dice including numbers up to 10. Pick up that many wrapped sweets.
● Make tally charts, simple mark making for each item in a bag, what is your total?
● Talk about which box of bricks has more in it?
● Which box has 1 more than 5? etc.
● Roll a die. Can you find the number which number is 1 more than this?
● Introduce the 100 square to show where 1-10 comes in the bigger picture.
● Count out a given number of exciting objects and select correct numeral.
● Play 10 lovely things. Each child chooses/is given a number and finds that amount of their favourite lovely items to match (objects or images).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDnXXgK-OXI&t=819s

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Useful well being websites

youngminds.org.uk – children and young peoples mental health charity

Relaxkids.com- Website with free downloads, visualizations, books, CDS to help with children’s mental health and well being

Gozen.com -useful website to help children with stress and anxiety

giselle@kidsyogastories.com- Lots of free yoga and mindfulness activities for children.

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Make a minute count

Nursery

Below is a list of counting challenges and activities which your child will be completing this year in school. Can you try any of them at home ?

Nursery



Counting Challenges:
● recite some number names in sequence
● recite numbers in order to 10
● count up to three or four objects by saying one number name for each item
● know numbers identify how many objects are in a set
 
Suggested Activities:
● Tactile numeral cards eg sandpaper / velvet.
● Glitter trays
● Playdough
● Rhymes, stories and songs
● Count a random amount of objects in a Feely Bag.
● Count correct number of objects into containers eg 1p coins/counters/fluffy balls.
● Count correct number of objects into number moulds.
● Estimation/counting activities e.g How many beads are in this tub? Estimate and then count to check.
● Listen to how many claps I do, tell me the correct number and count the same number of claps back to me.
● Count an irregular arrangement of up to 4 objects/images.
● Roll an adapted dice 1, 2, 3 pick up that many wrapped sweets.
● Numbers on bikes/scooters/teddies/cubes to park up/put in correct order.
● Count objects from a larger group and stop when we have enough.
● Count groups of different objects giving the same total and label them appropriately e.g. 3 cups, 3 stones, 3 beads, 3 children.
● Bury small toys and plastic numbers in the sand, can you find 3 dinosaurs and the number 3 and put them together?
● Make numerals from dough and press in the correct amount of ‘jewels’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDnXXgK-OXI

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My Inner Being

This half term, the SSC class have really enjoyed and benefited from completing the activities in their ‘My Inner Being’ activity journal written by Miss Clark and Mrs Moseley.

The journal has really helped the children to think about what makes them special and unique. It has helped them to think about the meaning of different words and given them a wide range of vocabulary to use to describe themselves.

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