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...Using coins in free play situations Make sure there are coins (real or plastic) in your maths area. Add plastic or real money and wallets, purses, bags and baskets to role-play situations, encourage the making of tickets and labels, paying...
...Focus Classifying, sorting, counting, adding, subtracting and being involved.What you need Some unfamiliar trucks and cars and some old favourites – ensure these include metal, plastic and wooden vehicles, which can be sorted in different...
...Introduction Use this clever Advent calendar made from a snowman paper chain to count down the days to Christmas with the children in your setting. Each day ask a child to remove one of the links from the chain. As the snowman shrinks...
...Using number tiles in free play situations Offer number tiles as free access materials in your number area. Leave some number tiles or cards by the sand, bricks or construction area. Hang number cards by activities to indicate how many...
...Focus To knock over as many skittles as you can To add up and record scoresWhat you need a set of skittles (quarter fill large lemonade or water bottles with water, seal the tops with sellotape and stick numbered cards to the front...
...Using small items in free play situations Set up a shop for free play inside or out. Offer bags, plastic jars, scales, note pads, card for prices, sorting trays, etc. and let them set up their own shop. Provide plastic jars of small items...
...What are they learning? Counting; finding out and exploringWhat you need A supply of about thirty differently coloured sponge scourers (pound shops usually sell them in packs of six) Table mats, boxes Baskets Plastic containers and jars...
...What are they learning? Adding and subtracting; being involved; concentratingWhat you need A large puppet or soft toy toad or frog with an opening mouth (preferably with a zip) A collection of ten or twenty plastic bugs (as appropriate)What...
...Introduction Mother Goose Day is celebrated on the 1st May. It is a great opportunity to introduce and familiarise children in your setting with different nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes are a great resource for aiding reading development...
...Focus Counting, sorting, using the vocabulary of money and decision making.What you need A collection of real coins, mostly 1p, 2p and 5p pieces. Soak the coins in a fizzy drink overnight to remove any discolouration Some small purses...