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!!