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Weekly Warm up (Mental Maths) - Reception

 

Monday -  Welcome to shape week!  Work through the 2D shape PowerPoint below.  Can you work out what the shape is?  Only a small piece has been revealed! 

Tuesday - Let's talk a little bit more about the properties of 2D shapes.  Today we will thinking about how many sides and corners each shape has.  Have a look at the PowerPoint below.

Wednesday -  We can't forget about our number work!  Please use the Powerpoint below.  Can you recognise the numbers as they come up?  Can you count on from the given numbers?  Count back from the given numbers?

Thursday - Oh no!  The flowers have got muddled up! Can you click on them to put them back in the right order?  The busy bee will help you! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-ivor-starting-school?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzd4b382

Friday - Let's start to count beyond 20.  Can you steer the car to collect the carrots?  I wonder how many you will be able to collect! https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/drive/

Weekly Warm up (Mental Maths) - Year 1 

Monday - Welcome to shape week!  Work through the 2D shape PowerPoint below.  Can you work out what the shape is?  Only a small piece has been revealed! 

Tuesday - Let's talk a little bit more about the properties of 2D shapes.  Today we will thinking about how many sides and corners each shape has.  Have a look at the PowerPoint below.

Wednesday - We can't forget about our number work!  Work through the problems below to get you ready for Maths.  Please feel free to pick 3 or 4, there is no need to work through them all unless you would like to!

Thursday  - Let's revisit our place value work, in particular let's focus on partitioning numbers into tens and ones for our Maths warm up.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

Friday - Can you remember the difference between odd and even numbers?  What can we count in to help with finding even numbers? 2's that's right.  Have a go at this activity to revisit our odds and even work.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

Monday

We have started to learn about Christopher Columbus!  What a fascinating journey he had.  When he landed in South America he didn't know much about the Native Americans but he soon learned.  Native Americans used to make dream catchers.  Here is some information about them.  

 

 

Can you see the patterns on them?  Over the next few days, we are going to use dream catchers as a way to explore pattern and shape.   How lovely that will be.  Have a look at these patterns. 

 

What comes next?

 

Activities:

Reception: Using a selection of cut out shapes (see resources below), practically create a repeated pattern with 2 shapes.  What pattern have you created?  Circle, square, circle, square, etc. Triangle, circle, triangle, circle.  Can you create another pattern? Extension - Can you create a pattern with 3 shapes repeated?

 

Year 1s: Using a selection of cut out shapes (se resources below) create a repeated pattern with at least 3 shapes.  What pattern have you created?  Circle, square, triangle, circle, square, triangle etc. Can you make a different pattern with the same shapes? 

Extension - Can you make a pattern with 4 things repeated? 

 

Tuesday 

What are dream catchers?  What is a pattern?  Something that happens again and again. 

Have a look a this dream catcher... What shapes can you see? How have they been used? What shapes are needed to complete the dream catcher?

 

 

Activities:

Year 1 – Worksheet - Create your own dream catcher complete with patterns with at least 3 repeating objects in each.   Remember you could have patterns around the outside and in the middle.  You can either draw the shapes or cut them out and stick them on – it is up to you (resources below).

 

Reception  -  Make your own shape dream catcher. Use a paper plate with the middle cut out.  Using the shapes from yesterday, glue them on in a pattern around the edge of a paper plate.  How can you finish your dream catcher?  You could dangle some wool and beads from the bottom of plate. 

 

Please don't forget to upload to Tapestry or send a picture to the Reception/Year 1 Teachers email.

Wednesday

 

This week we have used 2D shapes to create patterns.  With your fingers/bodies can you try to make the following shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle?  Wow!  You know the properties!  You know that a circle has one curved edge, a triangle has three straight sides.

 

We are going to put our knowledge into writing – we are going to look at the Shape Tribe all the way from South America and we are going to write their properties. Let's look at the first one together! 

 

Here is shape tribe member number 1!

 

How many corners does he have?  How many sides does he have? 

Are his sides straight or curved?

 

Activities:

Reception - Worksheet – The shape tribe - 2D shape properties.  Look at the different shapes and complete their properties. 

Year 1: Worksheet – The shape tribe - 2D shape properties.  Look at the different shapes and complete their properties. 

Thursday

We have been working very hard with our shape work this week!  We have used 2D shapes to make patterns and we have explored their properties. 

Today we are going to try to work out some shape problems! 

Let's try this one together.  How many 2D shapes can you find in this picture?

 

 

Reception - I Spy 2D shapes!  How many circles can you count?  How many triangles?  How many squares?  Then can you look at the shape pictures, find the shapes and colour them in the correct colour?  Be careful, some of the shapes are different sizes and in different orientations but don't let that confuse you!

Year 1 - You have 4 problems to complete.  Can you colour in the 2D shapes the correct colour, following the key?  Can you figure out where Harjot has gone wrong and can you direct your grown up to make a robot using 2D shapes? Can you figure which 2D shape is in the bag and discuss your reasoning, using mathematical vocabularly? Finally, how many ways can you think of to sort the 2D shapes?

 

Friday

Now put your shape knowledge into practise! Can you complete some of these 2D shape activities?

You can complete as many as like.  Have fun! smiley

Reception:

Can you complete the pattern? https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Can you give the Shape monster the correct shape? https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

Can you complete the shape puzzles? https://www.starfall.com/h/geometry/puzzles-easy/?

 

Year 1: 

Can you complete the pattern? https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Can you make 2D shapes? https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/geoboard/

Can you make your own shape pictures? https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/pattern-shapes/

Can you complete the shape puzzles? https://www.starfall.com/h/geometry/puzzles-easy/?

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