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Forwards and backwards with the bee bots🐝

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?”

“backwards backwards”


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.

 

Maths Week Scotland in the Discovery

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”

Anyone fancy a game of skittles…….?????

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 😁

NUMBERS EVERYWHERE- LETS COUNT

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”

Exploring numbers in the toddler room.

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”.

This week the toddlers have been learning about numbers for maths week. We drew around MC.

First we drew around MC

This week in the toddlers we have been learning about numbers for maths week. 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.

Fun with numbers!

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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!!