- Put them all on a tray and study them carefully for 1 minute
- Take one object away – can the players spot which one is missing?
- Take it in turns to hide and guess.
- Who has the best memory in the family?
Maths Challenge 2 – Memory Challenge – Kim’s Game
Ask your child to find 10 objects/toys from around the house
Some of the children in Moon and Star went to visit the local train station. They observed the trains that went by and this raised many questions that were then discussed in the group, such as; What do the different trains look like? How fast were they travelling? Did any passengers get on or off?
The children made tallies of how many trains they saw go by so that they could keep a record and tell their friends once they had returned to nursery.
Before leaving the station, the children had a look at how to use the ticket machine for a journey on the train. This was great as when we got back to nursery we made a station of our own with a ticket office, oyster card machine and oyster cards to use before boarding our train!
Maths Challenge 1 – Bath Time Fun
At bath time put empty containers and plastic bottles (preferably transparent) into the water encouraging your child to explore the concept of capacity – ‘full, empty, half-full, nearly empty...’
Every week we will be posting a Maths Challenge to give you ideas to help support your child's Mathematical Development using 'Everyday Maths'. We hope you have fun learning together.
This week the children have been developing their fine motor skills, for their early writing and self help skills, such as buttons and zips. They have been using hammers to hit golf tees into pumpkins. The children showed great concentration and persevered even when the activity was challenging. They used the hammers with control and skill. Next time we will try hammers with nails and wood and plan to explore using other tools together. to edit.