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Maths Work

Using the Interactive Whiteboard to practice our counting skills in the Infant classroom:

Here are some tips to help your child with Maths:

  • Give your child containers to play with. Talk about: holds more/less, empty/ full.
  • Encourage your child to tidy up toys. Compare toys: This toy is heavier/ lighter, bigger/smaller than
  • Make patterns using buttons or clothes pegs. Thing about pattern in terms of colour, size, shape.
  • Say simple counting rhymes. Ten Green Bottles
  • Give your child maths objects to play with: measuring tapes, rulers, jugs, weighing scales, phones, watches
  • Look at the clock. Time for school/ bed.
  • Ask your child to help with sorting – matching socks or putting things into fridge
  • Look at shapes. How many circles can you see in the kitchen? In the garden?
  • Draw attention to the days of the week and time of day; today, tomorrow, morning, night
  • Look at numbers on cars, buses, shops
  • Measure your child. How tall is he? Shoe size? Use words such as big/ small/narrow/ wide/ tall/ short
  • Play counting games such as Snakes and Ladders, Bingo, Hopscotch
  • Draw or make shapes. Circles, squares, straight, curved
  • Make a pretend shop. Use real or pretend money. How many? How much? What change did we get?