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Calculating Activity - Help

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by joleah, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Hi

    I am really hoping someone will give me some ideas. I am an NQT and have an interview for a post as a foundation teacher.

    I have been asked to plan a teaching activity for 20 minutes with a group of 15 Foundation One pupils based on a calculation activity. Age range 30 - 50 months and 40 - 60 months all working well.

    Any ideas would be really appreciated.

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. Hi

    I am really hoping someone will give me some ideas. I am an NQT and have an interview for a post as a foundation teacher.

    I have been asked to plan a teaching activity for 20 minutes with a group of 15 Foundation One pupils based on a calculation activity. Age range 30 - 50 months and 40 - 60 months all working well.

    Any ideas would be really appreciated.

    Thank you in advance
     
  3. For FI, with children you don't know, I would focus on activities that support PRSN Calculation 1,2 and 3.
    1 could include number songs and rhymes that allow children to respond to what is happening to the numbers.
    3 could also be addressed through a counting down song, focussing on one less. Counting up songs are fewer and farther between - 'One Man Went to Mow' perhaps, or 'One Elephant Went Out to Play'
    There are lots of activities that you can then do with one more/one less.
     
  4. Try an animated story and even if you don't have it just use puppets to do some probelm solving activity e.g. matching plates/colours/cups to 3 using langauge more/less and this can then be extended for FS2 children. Doesn't have to be a "domestic role play" as such but puppets always engages the children and is very hands on for PSRN!
    Hope that helps!
     
  5. Thanks you for both posts, you have been a great help, I don't want to do something too hard but want to engage the older ones too x
     
  6. Could I ask what animated story would you use? x

     
  7. try topmarks under literacy - early years - songs and rhymes, there are some lovely animated songs like five little monkeys about take away etc.

    GOOD LUCK XX
     

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