POSITIONAL AND DIRECTIONAL LANGUAGE
Play Simon Says using the following mathematical language.
Simon Says move forward 3 paces, move back 5 paces
turn left, turn right, turn one full turn,
turn a half turn (what are you now facing?), turn a quarter turn left/right (what are you now facing?)
turn a full turn clockwise, turn a full turn anti clockwise.
Perhaps add your own ideas? Perhaps get siblings to join in!
MEASURING IN CM
Earlier in the year the children were introduced to measuring in cm. When measuring encourage the children to always start at 0cm - not at 1cm as some tend to do!
Select 5 toys and write their names in a column.
Then estimate the height of the first toy and record this in cm next to the name. Then measure the exact height and record this.
Perhaps also work out the difference in height between the estimate and the actual height.
See if you can get some close estimates!
HOW FAR WILL IT GO?
Set up a ramp inside or outside.
Let a toy car roll down and see how far it travels in cm.
Choose different cars to test. Estimate how far they will travel.
Perhaps cut out a strip of paper for each length and create a bar chart of your results.
Or put your results into a graph on Purple Mash or J2e.
TELLING THE TIME
Earlier this year we practised telling the time - recognising o clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to times.
We also practised recognising the corresponding digital times eg 9 o clock = 9:00
¼ past 9 = 9:15
½ past 9 = 9:30
¼ to 10 = 9:45
Reinforce these times using a clock or an analogue watch.
There are interactive clocks available online that may be useful eg topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock; visnos.com,/demos/clock
Practise using the clocks to count on in intervals of one hour, half an hour and quarter of an hour.
See if you can answer questions linked to time.
eg A film starts at 5 o clock and lasts for an hour and a half. When does it finish?
A cake takes half an hour to bake. It goes in the oven at 3:15, what time does it need to come out?
Introduce '5 minute' past times.
...5 minutes past 3, 10 minutes past 3, 15 minutes past 3/quarter past 3, twenty minutes past 3, twenty- five minutes past 3
Then learn to recognise the corresponding digital times: 3:05 3:10 3:15 3:20 3:25 3:30
When confident, introduce '5 minute' to times.
...25 minutes to 4, 20 minutes to 4, 15 minutes to 4/quarter to 4, ten minutes to 4, 5 minutes to 4
Finally learn to recognise the corresponding digital times: 3:35, 3:40' 3:45, 3:50, 3:55
Good luck! Go at your child's own pace. Learning to tell the time can be confusing!
There is an Active Learn 'Telling the Time' activity assigned to everyone in Year 2 this week.
There is a range of worksheets to print out or to work on this week. It is fine to be selective and choose the level that matches where your child is at the moment. Sometimes there is a star rating, *star is the easier level, ** is the middle level and ***is the harder level- they do not all need to be completed!
PROBLEM SOLVING AND REASONING
Use these links to practise applying multiplication and telling the time skills.