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This week we are learning all about the number 9 and shapes!

Watch the Numberblocks episode and then try the activities.

 

ACTIVITY 1 - MAKE A SQUARE NUMBER

Use Lego or blocks to make the square numbers 4 and 9. What would the next square number be? Number block 4 is 2 blocks high and 2 blocks wide. Number block 9 is 3 blocks high and 3 blocks wide....how many blocks high would the next number block have to be??

 

ACTIVITY 2 - MAKE THE NUMBER 9

Make the number block number 9. How many 1 blocks does it take? How many different number blocks can make up the number 9? If you take 1 away from 9 how many are left? Have a play with your blocks adding to 9 and taking away.

 

ACTIVITY 3 - PRACTISE WRITING 9

Practise writing the number 9. You can use the writing sheet ot try some of these fun ways to practise writing.

  • write 9 in sand with your finger or a stick
  • write 9 on paper using crayons, pencils, pens, felt tips...see how many different coloured a's you can write.
  • Write 9 in the bath with water.
  • Use water to 'paint' the letter a outside on the ground
  • Make the number 9 with stones, sticks, leaves
  • Paint the number 9

Be as creative as you can...how many ways did you write/make the number 9?

 

ACTIVITY 4 - BUILD A CITY OR TOWN USING SHAPES

Build a city or a town out of junk modelling. Draw and cut out different shapes to add to your houses, building and roads. Which shapes did you use? Can you use 9 squares on your city building? Can you use 9 circles to make apples on a tree? Remember to take photos of what you have made!

 

ACTIVITY 5 - SHAPES GAMES

Play some shape games on Busy Things.

ACTIVITY 6 - SHAPES SONG

Sing the shapes song to learn the names of different 2D shapes.

ACTIVITY 7 - SHAPE HUNT

Go on a shape hunt around your house, garden or neighbourhood. How many different shapes did you find?

 

ACTIVITY 8 - MAKE A MOUSE

Cut out the shapes to make a Town Mouse or Country Mouse

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