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Shape, Space and Measure

Here are some SHAPE, SPACE AND MEASURES activities to do at home:

Please click on the following link for some lovely maths activities to do at home from the White Rose Maths Scheme:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

  Summer Term. Week 1. 1.6.20

   

Watch this lesson about patterns. Look at the picture and find all the different patterns:

https://www.thenational.academy

/reception/maths/creating-patterns-with-shapes-reception-wk6-2#slide-2

Can you draw your own picture of a park with flowers and trees. Can you draw them in patterns. Draw a big tree, then little, then big etc.

Use some money and put the coins in a line to make a pattern. For example: 5p,2p,5p,2p etc.

Challenge yourself and use 3 coins. For example:

10p,1p,5p,10p,1p,5p etc.

Look at this activity on White Rose Maths:

(Can you make a pattern based on mini beasts?)

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-1-Superworm.pdf

Put a set of your favourite toys in order from the shortest to the tallest. Tell an adult which is the tallest and shortest. Can you draw a picture of them ?

Using some cutlery, can you put them in a line and make a pattern. For example:

Spoon, fork, teaspoon, Spoon, fork, teaspoon etc.

Summer Term 5 - Week 5 - W/C 18/5/20:

 

This week we are going to make a clock:

Have a look in your house for a few different circular objects.

You need to find one just the right size to draw round to fit on a piece of paper.

 

Describe the shape you have drawn.

Write numbers 1 to 12 on small pieces of paper.

 

Jumble them up and put them in the correct places around the edge of your circle. Remember 12 needs to be at the top of the circle and 6 at the bottom.

Ask your grown up to help you cut 2 thin pieces of paper to make the hands.

 

Remember they need to be different lengths, the hour  hand needs to be shorter than the minute hand.

Place the 2 hands on the circle, with one of their ends in the centre.

 

 

Place the long minute hand pointing to 12, this means it’s o’clock.

Then move the short hour hand around the different numbers around the edge of the circle and tell your grown up the time.

 

It is 4 o’clock

It is 7 o’clock

Make a timetable of what you do during the day.

 

What time to you get up, have breakfast, do your school work, play outside have tea and go to bed?

   Summer Term 5 W/B 11.5.2020

 

Collect some things from around your house, put your favourite in the middle and then put the other items either side of it. On one side put the things that are heavier than it and on the other side put the things that are lighter than it.

Roll two cars along the floor. Say which one is the nearest, which is the furthest.

Repeat this activity.

Use words like near, far, nearest, furthest, closest, closer.

Collect some things from around your house, put your favourite in the middle and then put the other items either side of it. On one side put the things that are longer than it and on the other side put the things that are shorter than it.

Use your favourite toys to make a repeated pattern. Ask an adult to guess the pattern.

For example:

Car,train, doll, car,train doll.

Use some coins to practice counting ON when adding them together, Start with       2 p’s, then add 5 p’s, then add 10 p’s.

 

Draw all the things you can see with a curved side.

Then draw some things you can see with flat sides. Label them.

Summer Term 5 - Week 3 - W/C 4/5/20:

 

2d shapes –

How many objects can you find in your home that are a square? What words can you use to describe them?

Can you sort them in different ways?

 

Ask your grown up if they have a tape measure or a ruler, don’t worry if not you could use building blocks instead.

Measure lots different objects in your bedroom and write down how long they are.

Choose 3 of your favourite toys or books and order them by length.

 

Explain why you have put them in that order.

Get your favourite toy and put it in different places in your bedroom.

 

Put in on your bed

Put it next to the door

Put it behind the curtain

 

Where else can you put it?

 

Make a ramp out of cardboard, choose 3 toy cars and guess which car will go the furthest?

Did you guess right?

 

You can use balls or scrunched up paper if you haven’t got any toy cars at home.

Make a bug box out of building blocks or cardboard boxes.

 

 Summer term 5 week 2 W/B 27.4.20

 

Collect some things from around your house and put them in order from the heaviest to the lightest.

Can you make a pattern in different ways ?

You could use natural resources like a stone, leaves and twigs or 2 colours. Challenge yourself and make a pattern using 3 or 4 different items/ colours.

Draw all the things that you can see in your house that are a cylinder shape.

Draw all the different things that are in your house that are a cuboid shape.

Watch and join in with the song about 3 dimensional shapes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q

 

Watch and join in with the song about describing shapes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU

Find some objects from around your house and describe them.

Summer Term 5 - Week 1:

 

2d shapes –

How many objects can you find in your home that are a circle? What words can you use to describe them?

Can you put them in order from biggest to smallest?

 

Play eye-spy

Have a look in one of the rooms of your house or outside in the garden.  Take it in turns to choose an object then give clues, “it is big, it is green, it is round” can they guess what it is?

If you have plastic toy money can you sort them in different ways?

By size or colour or value?

(If you don’t have any toy money you could use real money but ask your grown up to wash it in soapy water first).

Choose 3 of your favourite toys and order them by weight.

Can you explain why you have put them in that order?

Ask your grown up if you can use 2 small containers of different sizes, it could be a plastic cup and a plastic container that fruit or vegetables have come in.

Using water, sand or soil guess how many times you need to fill the smaller container to fill the larger one.  Counting carefully see if it was more or less that you guessed.

Play hide and seek

Get your grown up to hide an object, instead of you going to look for it. You have to ask them questions about where they have hidden it. Is it under the table? Is it next to the tv? Is it behind the coffee table?

Before Easter:

 

Can you sort out a set of money in different ways ?

Can you sort the coins by size ? By colour ? By worth: 2p’s, 5p’s, 10p’s etc?

Can you put the cutlery in order of size from the shortest to the longest ?

Using 4 straws, or 4 little twigs, how many different shapes can you make ? Draw each one.

Go on a shape hunt around your house. How many different shapes can you see ?

Can you draw them ?

Ask an adult first. Use two different sized cups and a bowl of water. Can you guess how many cups of water it takes to fill each container ? Were you right? Try using different sized cups.

Look around the room, describe a shape that you see using words like: ‘it can roll, it has 2 flat sides, it has 1 curved edge, what is it?’

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