This week we read the story ‘Spinderella’. It is the story all about a spider who wants to learn about counting and numbers. There is lots of counting in the story so we did lots of our own counting around the classroom.
In the story Spinderella and The Hairy Godmother count out boots for the spiders. We decided to sort out our wellies for outside. We counted how many we needed each and counted how many children could go outside.
In the story Spinderella likes to play football but she has to teach the other spiders to count the teams and keep score.
We got ourselves into teams and thought about what it meant to be FAIR. Then we played cups and saucers outside and kept score. We learnt that the winner was who had the most.
We have had lots of fun learning to count with Spinderella. We need a bit more practise saying our numbers in order to 10. There is lots of counting you can do at home, why not…
- Sing number rhymes like 5 little ducks or 5 currant buns. BBC radio is a great place to listen to number rhymes online, click here to listen.
- Count as you move – you could count stairs, count steps or count jumps.
- You could count on your way to school, how many traffic lights do you see, how many buses?
- Count as you get ready for school – how many shoes do you need? How many socks?
- Count at home – how many people in your family? how many bedrooms in your house?
- Count out food – can you eat three chips?
- Count as you tidy – lets see how many cars there are to put away 1,2,3,4
- Play your own games and keep score.