This morning in the discovery room the children decided to make a track for the bee bots to move around on.
They used different shaped blocks to create a track that was flat enough for the bee bots to move along .
We looked at the arrows on top and discussed what they mean.
”This button means forward”
”what is this one mean?”
The children used the direction cards and placed them along the track.
“Let’s go forward like this card”
”The green one is go”
They used their numeracy skills as they counted how many times they pressed the forwards button and how many places the bee moved forward.
In the end they raced the bees to see who would move the furthest, it was a lot of fun cheering on the bees.
This week is Maths Week Scotland. The children in the Discovery room are showing off their number recognition skills.
“We can match the pebbles with the numbers”
They decided to use our loose parts box to match the parts with the numbers eg. “It’s number 7, we can use 7 pebbles”
”what about sea shells, 1,2…6,7”
Loose parts are not just shells and pebbles, they are open ended resources meaning they can be used for anything, counting, sorting, making patterns, transient art. The list goes on.
The children then decided to sort the numbers in order from 1-9, they worked together to swap them round until in the right order.
“Put the 5 next to 4 and 7”
”Number 3 is upside down”
Today in the toddler room we decided to have a game of skittles. We all played together, taking turns and challenging ourselves by using different sized balls, discovering whether that would make it easier or harder and keeping note of how many pins we had knocked down.
We started off with a football but that was easy peasy!!!
We changed to a medium sized ball and this made it harder, so we came a little closer to the pins.
We then tried with a even smaller ball but that was sooooo hard.
We counted the pins we had knocked down
And took turns noting down how many we had knocked down 😁
We have been busy drawing and cutting around our hand to help us measure how tall we are.
We then took it in turns to measure one another. Counting how many hands tall we each are.
Once everyone was measure we were able to tell who was the tallest and smallest.
To celebrate Maths Week Scotland outdoors we decided to make an autumn number tuff tray. The boys and girls were counting the dots on the wooden discs and matching them up with the number hedgehogs using their problem solving and numeracy skills. The children then counted as a group out loud the number leafs in the correct order 1-20.
“This one has 4 dots so it matches number 4”
The boys and girls started pointing out all the different sizes of leafs there were, so we started comparing the sizes, the children put in order biggest/medium/smallest.
“This leaf is the smallest”
This week we have been learning about numbers for maths week. We drew around MC for a body template and counted how many body parts we have. We have also been singing number songs and playing number games such as ”five little monkeys jumping on the bed” and ”five little speckled frogs”.
First we drew around MC
The children then painted the body
The children counted how many body parts they could find
Then the boys and girls labelled the different body parts.
The children had such great fun going a wee local walk to collect the autumn leaves, looking at the different colours and shapes.
“I found lots of big green leaves”
“there’s so many leaves”
Once back at nursery the children wanted to make pictures with the leaves, creating funny leaf men!
Today in the Home Room the children were focusing on counting and identifying numbers to 10. After counting the spots on the wooden steps the children were able to put the steps in order from one to ten. They then had great fun jumping up the steps whilst shouting out the number as they stood on it! The children also helped the ladies to make number lollipop sticks. They counted aloud how many dots were needed on each stick and then sorted them in the correct number order! What great number helpers we have at Cart Mill!!