This Guided Maths planning is based on shape, space and measure and is for the objectives working in beginning 40-60 months. Each week has 3 activities which are ideal to work in small groups for around 5-15 minutes, there are 5 weeks in total. Alternatively, you could stretch them out over 15 weeks doing 1 activity a week. Each activity includes fun and practical teaching with using hands-on resources. The objectives covered are; Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘ at’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes, Selects a particular named shape, Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to, Orders two or three items by length or height, Orders two items by weight or capacity, Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models, Uses everyday language related to time, Beginning to use everyday language related to money and Measures short periods of time in simple ways.
See also our resource: Questions and Words for the Environment to have all on the walls to bring Mathematical Language into play.