# Maths

Patterns:

Collect some leaves and make some patterns e.g red/green/brown or big/small. You can also complete the leaf pattern worksheet if you would like to.

Number 6 - choose from these activities:

Number 6- use 6 separate connecting blocks. Encourage your child to build a tower and then to explore other shapes they could build with 6 blocks. How many different ways can they find? Explore different shapes they could build using 2, 3 , 4, 5 blocks.

6 buckets with number 1-6 on the front. Have natural items –leaves etc. Put the right number of items in each bucket.

Make a birthday card for  a 6 year old and write the number 6.

Make a clock to tell the time at 6 o’clock

Can you find a shape with 6 sides?

Make 6 with a hedgehog's prickles:

Make a paper plate hedgehog. Cut a paper plate in half and paint it brown. Use pegs to make up to 6 spikes. Count the spikes. Take 1 off- how many left? What is one less than 6-1? What is 1 more? look at a number line to help answer these questions.

Can you find different ways to make 6 on your hedgehog with the pegs e.g. 3 on one side and three on the other. Perhaps you could use different coloured pegs to find different ways of making 6 e.g. 2 red, 2 blue, 2 green.

Shape firework rocket:

Can you make a firework rocket with shapes? You can use the worksheet or find your own 2D shapes. Perhaps you could make a firework rocket with bricks. Can you talk about the shapes you have used?

Sing some number rhymes:   (Look on Youtube to help) e.g.

5 Little Speckled frogs

5 Little Ducks

5 liitle peas in a pea pod pressed. One grew ,two grew and so did all the rest. They grew and they grew and they did not stop, until one day the pod went pop.

Practise saying numbers that are 1 more/less than numbers to 5.

Count up to 20.

Count back from 10 and use your shape rocket to zoom into space:

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0, Blast off!

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