# Mathematics

Shape, space and measures: Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

This week’s focus will be on estimating and comparing quantities.

Starter: describing properties of shapes. Could you describe a 2D shape to your child can they tell you what shape you are describing? Once you have said a few for your child could they say some for you. Example what shape has three sides or three corners.

Main Activity: Estimation – a sensible guess. To start I have attached a web link that has picture on it. Your child is asked to estimate how many pieces of fruit there are and then to count to check.

Throughout today while your child is playing can you get them to estimate. If they are building could they estimate how many blocks they have used? If they are drawing could they estimate how many pencils they have? All these little moments give the children the chance to develop their maths skills and knowledge.

Remember any work needs to go into their green work home books and on tapestry please.

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