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Church Of England Academy

....................INSET DAYS Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th July (closed for pupils)...................


In maths we have been taking a close look at numbers 1, 2, 3 over recent weeks. 

This week we are moving on to looking at some shapes. Circle and Triangle. 



Can you see why? The circle has one curved side. The triangle has 3 sides and 3 corners. 

Have a look around your house. Can you find any circles? Can you find any triangles? 


In school we are going to make pictures using circles and triangles. (In the style of the artist Kandinsky) 

    Can you make your own picture?




We are also going to be thinking about positional language. 

Positional language lets us know where something is or describes where to put something. 

Can you use a toy at home and put it in different places, tell an adult or older sibling where it is. Can you use any other positional words?

When looking at pictures in books or on the TV, think and talk about where objects or characters are.



Having thought in depth about numbers 1,2 and 3 we are now going to explore 4 and 5. 


Can you show 4 fingers?

Can you find 4 objects that are all the same?

Use the 5 frame (below, either draw it or print it out) to place objects into it. What do you notice?



Five frame

You will see that it is almost full, there is 1 space remaining. 

Try with different groups of four objects, try putting them in different boxes. There is always 1 space remaining. This is because 4 is when there is always 1 box left, because 4 is 1 less than 5. 




Now we will look at 5. Can you show it on your fingers? What is the easiest way to show 5 on your fingers? 

Using the five frame from yesterday, find 5 objects and put them in the frame. What do you notice? It is full!


There are lots of songs about 5. Do you know any? Can you learn some?

*5 fat sausages

*5 little men in a flying saucer

*5 green bottles

*5 speckled frogs

*5 little ducks

*5 current buns