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Flash Ley Community Primary School

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General Ideas

Other skills that can be developed at home are:


• Singing counting rhymes and songs.

• Matching and ordering numbers.

• Counting objects.

• Using sweets to add and take away. If I have two sweets and add one more, how many sweets do I have? If I have four sweets and eat one sweet, how many sweets do I have?

• Recognising flat (2D) and solid (3D) shapes in the home or in the environment.

• Sorting shapes.

• Matching and labelling shapes.

• Cooking activities: weighing and measuring ingredients. Is it heavy, light, full or empty?

• Making comparisons such as which is the longest, shortest, biggest or smallest.

• Using objects such as paper clips to measure the length of items.

• Water or sand play activities and investigating full and empty.

• Sorting information by colour, size or shape.

• Reading number, counting and shape books.