Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Mathematics | Posted on March 16, 2015

This week we are learning about time. We are learning to name, identify and order the days of the week and months of the year.

We are singing lots of songs and playing games including:

A free interactive game for the computer is on the Roy the Zebra website. This website has a range of free and paid games including identifying where to put capital letters and full stops in sentences.

Days of the week: http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/high-frequency-words-days.html

Months of the year: http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/high-frequency-words-months.html


Location and Position


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Mathematics | Posted on March 13, 2015

This week in Mathematics we have been learning about location and position.

We brainstormed a list of words and gave and followed instructions to move our bodies around the room. Such as through, under, between, behind, in front, in, on and out.

We read and listened to stories including Rosie’s Walk and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We were all able to identify the location and position words in the stories. Below are the links for the stories.



One of our favourite activities was going outside and taking photos of ourselves in different locations. We used all of the photos to make a class book. Here are some of the photos…..can you work out the location or position for each photo?

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Mathematics: Shape


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Mathematics | Posted on February 17, 2015

This week we are learning about 2D Shapes including squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, ovals and diamonds. We are learning to recognise and name the shapes as well as identify how many sides and corners each shape has.

The students have been enjoying playing a shape game on the computers (Rainforest Maths), sorting shapes into groups, rolling dice and matching the number of dots to the number of sides on a shape and playing Mystery Shape (asking questions to work out what the hidden shape is).

The students have also enjoyed learning the shapes by watching the videos below.

Activity for home: Go on a shape hunt – naming and counting the sides on the shapes in your home (for example, dvds, tiles, doors etc)

Reading and Making Numbers


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Mathematics | Posted on October 14, 2014

This week we are learning to read and make numbers to varying targets.  We are learning to connect number names, numerals and quantities to 10, 20 and 100 (depending on what group we are in).

Throughout the week we will be using a range of concrete materials to develop our understanding as well as using I.C.T to  practice using our skills. Some of the activities we are doing include subisiting (immediately recognising how many items are in a small group without counting) collections,  matching numbers to tens frames, making and breaking numbers using bundles of  icy pole sticks (groups of 10)  and single icy pole sticks and reading and writing the word and numeral for different numbers.

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