2D shape castle: Choose one of the castles and encourage your child to cut out the different shapes. Can they talk about the different shapes- What is the shape name? How many sides/ corners does the shape have? What can they find at home that is the same shape?
3D shape challenges: Choose one of the challenges to carry out with your child.
Choose the sheet that best fits with your child's ability. Can you work with your child to complete the number sentences. Can your child write some Hungry Caterpillar number sentences of their own?
We also talk a lot about Number Stories. Maybe you and your child could think of some number stories to match the addition sentences
eg One day a hungry caterpillar was going for a walk to find some food. First he found 2 apples and he ate them all up and next he found 3 pears and ate them all up. How many pieces of fruit had he eaten altogether?
Play the game on the link below encouraging your child to think about the repeating patterns- which colour/ shape comes next? How do they know? Start at level 1 and move up the levels as and when your child is ready.
Now ask your child to make their own repeating Hungry caterpillar. You may use the sheet below but you might prefer to use paint for printing, paint or colour stones you find in the garden, thread beads or anything else you can think of.
Go on Minibeast Hunt around your garden. Have a look under rocks and in bushes and trees. Can you find any minibeasts? Record what you have found using a tally. Can you write the number to match the tally when you have finished. We have attached a sheet that you may want to use although you may prefer to make your own.
Discuss with someone at home which minibeast did you find the most/ least of? How many minibeasts did you find altogether?
If you want to take this further you may want to see if you can take the information from the tally to make your own block graph or pictogram. Purple Mash has the option to make a minibeast pictogram using similar minibeasts to on the sheet above (search for 2count and open up the file in tools and games. It will open with cars initially but if you click on the 3 lines at the top and click on new it will give you further options and Minibeast is one of them)
Parents- we do a similar activity at school and sometimes it can be difficult to find minibeasts if you are struggling you can always print off some pictures of minibeasts and hide them in your garden for your child to find. Likewise if you don’t have a garden pictures can be hidden around your house.
In Reception as well as looking at doubling we look at halving and discuss how halving a number can be done by sharing into 2 equal groups (ensure that they understand that half is one of the groups). Look at the attached powerpoint with your child and then see if you can share the ants equally between home and the leaves. What is half of the total number?
We have also attached some other home learning ideas for you.