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 money.
Starter: today I would like a quick focus on positional language. I have attached the video we enjoy watching in class. Placing an object around the room and asking your child where it is. For example, next to the chair, on top of the washing machine, in between the candles.
Main Activity: I have attached a coin matching game but you can do this just with coins you have around the house (real or fake).
The main focus for the children is that they are beginning to understand the value of each coin. It is important to remember to emphasise that a 10p coin is worth the same as 10 1p’s and so forth for all the coins. Once your child is getting that you can start to challenge them for example a 10p coin is worth the same as 2 5p coins or a 20p coins is worth the same as 10 2p. This can be quite challenging so please only do it if your child is secure in the idea that each coin is worth so many 1p’s.
Any work you do please can you put it on tapestry or into their green home work books.