Here is the Giraffe class charter. We worked together to come up with our own promise to keep us all happy and safe.
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?
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!
- 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.
- 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.
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
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?
- 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
- 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.
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?
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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
firstname.lastname@example.org- Lots of free yoga and mindfulness activities for children.
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 ?
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.