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W/C 8th June 2020

Here is yet another fun book to share with your child and to do some activities together.


It is quite strange in a way that now we are learning about water, the weather has changed and we have had a bit more rain, so get out and about in your wellies and coats, splash in some puddles and put your umberellas up.


We hope that you enjoy them. Please don't forget to send us some photographs so that we can put them on the class pages it is a lovely way for all the children to see each other and we also love to see what they are doing. 


We would also like to remind you that the Home Learning and School Activities are the same.

Before the activities we have included a quick explanation of what Numicon is, as this term we would have started to use it in class and the children will be using it in Reception.


Look after yourselves and stay safe


Mrs Badger and Mrs Claridge



What is Numicon?

Numicon is an approach to teaching maths that helps your child to see connections between numbers. From Oxford University Press, it supports your child as they learn early maths skills in nursery and primary school. It is a multi-sensory way of learning, which means your child learns by seeing and feeling.

Physical resources like the colourful Numicon Shapes are an important part of Numicon. The holes in the Numicon Shapes represent the numbers 1 to 10. When they are arranged in order, as in the picture below, children can easily see connections between numbers, such as ‘one more’ or ‘one less’.


Later on, your child will be able to see more complex mathematical ideas, like how two fours make eight, three twos make six, and so on. This lays the foundation for their understanding of number all the way through school.

Numicon is often taught in primary schools as a whole-school programme, meaning it is their main way of teaching maths. Teachers use worksheets, physical shapes, online activities, and more to teach using Numicon. As well as mainstream maths teaching, Numicon is also sometimes used as an intervention programme to help children struggling with maths.


Use this link to get a copy of the Numicon tiles to cut out and use


You can also buy a small set from Amazon (see link below)



Numicon: Bag of Numicon Shapes 1-10

Brand: Oxford University Press

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                                                             Home Learning 8th June

                                             Mr Archimede’s Bath     By Pamela Allen

Monday - Read the story together – talk about why the bath overflowed. Can you name all the characters in the story? Fill in the activity sheet.


Tuesday – Lay out numbers 1-10 can you count out the correct number of objects for each number?

Show your child the Numicon sheet (cut out the tiles).

Use this link to get a copy of the Numicon tiles to cut out and use

How many ways can you make the number 10 using the tiles. Use the blue 10 tile to see if you made them correctly.


Wednesday – RE talk about families – look at photographs together of members of your family.

Watch the Power Point about the church and talk about being part of God’s family.

Colour in a picture of a church.

Colour in a boy or a girl

Make a stained glass window using black card and coloured tissue paper.


Thursday – Watch the Power Point on water. Talk about where we find water. Find places at home where you can get water from.Watch Come Outside – The Broken Pipe (found on You Tube)


Friday – Make some splatter paintings. Using either a long roll of paper or smaller ones. Find lots of different brushes, spray bottles straws etc to splatter watery paint onto the paper.

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