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This week we would like you to practise identifying and describing 2d and 3d shapes. Here are lots of ideas for how you could do this. You do not have to do all of them just pick the ones you would like to do.




Hidden Shapes:



Hunt around the house for different objects to put into a bag. Make sure it is a bag your child can not see through. Take it in turns to pick an object out of the bag and have a go at describing your shape to your partner. Do not say the shape name! See how many facts you have to give before your partner can guess correctly.

For example- my shape has 3 sides and 3 corners. What shape is it? If they cannot guess you can give them a clue.


Shape Sorting:



If you have some masking tape at home have a go at creating some 2d shapes on the floor. Failing this you could always draw the shapes on large paper. Encourage your child to hunt round the house for different objects that they could sort into the right shapes. Can they explain to you why they have matched the items? Or if they have got one matched incorrectly can they understand why it is wrong?


Your child might find objects that are 3d so it is important to discuss with your child why they are 3d shapes and not 2d shapes. They can still match the objects to the pictures but you may focus on the faces of your shape. For example you may put a cube in the square shape as it has 6 square faces.


Shape Hunt:


Have you seen the teachers have been busy searching for different shapes in their houses. Check out the blog to see what they have found. Don't forget you can always upload your own picture to the blog and show us what shapes you might have found.


3D Shape Activities:




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Ordering Numbers:


Don't forget to be practising your numbers. Can you recognise your numbers to 20? Can you tell me what one more and one less is? Can you write your numbers? How about ordering your numbers?


This week i would like you to have a go at ordering your numbers by yourself. Use your numbers from your word wallet to have a go at ordering your numbers.

Can you order them 0-10?

Can you order then 0-20?



Can you fill in missing numbers if your adults order them wrong?

Can you order your numbers by counting in 2s?

Number of the Week 11

Time for number 11! But what does it look like on a 10-frame? Which numbers are fewer than 11? Or more than 11? And how can you add 2 numbers to make 11?

Worksheets linked to shape and number ordering:


Some parents have requested worksheet activities so here are some linked to shape and number ordering. We try to make learning as hands on as possible for Year R children so please don't feel you have to complete all of these. We also understand some of you may not have printers.

Up for a challenge? See if you can master this...


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