Numeracy Games

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 22-09-2014

As part of our numeracy lessons, we have been looking at the spots on dice. We know that the spots are arranged in a particular pattern to help us count. We have been playing games with dice to help us recognise these patterns without having to count individual spots. (This helps the children learn about numbers, patterns and mathematical mental agility. It also helps the children understand that numbers can change in the way they are represented eg. 4 spots in a vertical/horizontal/diagonal line, but although the patterns look different, they still mean the same thing.)

We played a game to put petals on the flowers…

 

(If you still have a Flip-Flop teddy bear sheet, please could you send it back to school as soon as possible so we can continue to use them in class lessons? Thank you!)

Flip-Flop Homework!

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 10-09-2014

We used flip-flops in number work today – not the shoes, but pieces of paper with teddies on them!

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The idea is to fold the paper to show a given number of teddies. There are lots of ways to do this and the idea is to help the children realise the different shapes and patterns quantities can make.

Today, we were thinking about the number 4. Mrs Jamieson asked us to show 4 teddies on our flip-flops. We had to choose the 4 teddies we wanted to show, then fold the paper to hide the extra teddies. We talked about the different ways we can make 4.

For homework this week , can you work with a grown-up to show different numbers of teddies? Please send them back into school by Friday, 19th September. It would be great if you could send in any photos or comments which can be put into Achievement Books!

Ticklish 2

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 03-09-2014

We have worked very hard learning how to write number two.

We heard a story about a swan who was tickled by two feathers. We made some swans for the wall and used our hand prints to make the feathers. Don’t they look great?

 
Ticklish Two on PhotoPeach

Sporty Board Games

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Numeracy, Transition | Posted on 04-06-2014

When the rain spoiled our Sports Day yesterday, we had to come back inside. Our P7 Buddies came to help us make sporty board games instead. We made them yesterday, then played them today. It was great fun! The children can bring them home and show you how to play!
Sporty Board Games on PhotoPeach

Ordering Numbers

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 29-05-2014

We used the following game to help us order numbers within 100 today.
First, we put counters on the numbers using our 100 squares, then we wrote them in order on our whiteboards. Mrs Jamieson picked a name on a lollipop stick to choose someone to put the leaves on the caterpillar and see if we were right.
It was good fun!

http://www.ictgames.com/caterpillar_slider.html
(Parents, you will need to set the slider at the beginning of the game to set the number limits. I suggest 0 to 50 /0 to 100.)

Big Numbers

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 26-05-2014

In maths last week and this week, we have been learning about big numbers – how to read them, write them and order them.

Primary 1 have made their very own colour coded 100 squares, which we can use to play games. We have also used “Splat Square” on the big board,

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Why not use the Splat Square at home to help you learn about big numbers?

Splat…..

  • the number ……
  • the decade numbers
  • all the forties numbers
  • All the numbers with 7 as the second digit
  • The number before….
  • The number after……
  • The number between……

Calculator Homework

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 24-04-2014

This week, we have had great fun practising our addition and subtraction using a counting machine – a calculator!
In class on Friday, we used this website to help us solve calculations on our calculators.
If you have a calculator at home, you might want to have a go to show the grown-ups how clever you are!
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

O’clock Homework

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 21-03-2014

The children should have brought home the little clocks they made for the Alien earlier in the week. Today we played a game in class that helped us to make o’clock times on our clocks. The children were keen for me to put this on the website so they could play at home.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo/den/clock/index.htm

Subtraction Game

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 05-03-2014

The Alien left us a game to play this morning. Georgie thought we could use it to help us subtract. We worked with a partner. One person did the counters and the other person wrote the subtraction calculations.

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Out of this world Primary 1!

Money Week

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy, Technologies | Posted on 26-02-2014

We have had fun learning about money this week. The alien left us some “metal circles” which we looked at very carefully and made some detailed drawings of them. Mrs Jamieson showed us how to flip a coin and guess if it was going to land on heads or tails! We have money activities at learning areas too and we have learned how to write prices and choose the correct coin to pay for things. In our ICT lesson, we played some money games with our Talking Partner.
Money Week on PhotoPeach
If you would like to play the money games at home, click on the link below.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=coins