Monday 8th February
Tuesday 9th February
Counting without Touching
Model counting incorrectly by tagging an apple twice and saying there are eight.
How can we make sure we only count each apple once?
Wednesday 10th February
Using a selection of 7 objects, select a number of objects for children to estimate (have a sensible guess).
How can we find out how many objects? Count them.
Model putting the objects in a line and counting them by touching the objects and saying the number at the same time. Remind the children that it doesn't matter if it's wrong as long as it's a sensible guess. Choose different quantities so children have chance to estimate different amounts then write down the answers. Count the objects and check the answers.
Thursday 11th February
7 or not 7
Sort collections of objects into groups of 7 or not 7. Compare quantities to 7. How can you check to see if there are more than or less than 7 objects?
Friday 12th February
Preparing Food for the Pirate Party
Leave out the picnic rug for the Numberblocks and allow the children to make and prepare food for the Numberblocks to 7.