Friday, 17 April 2015

Numeracy on the beach

        

Springtime has finally arrived and the weather is noticeably warmer. It had been sunny all week so we decided to go to the beach. Unfortunately, it was not as sunny as we'd hoped but it was still warm and dry. The children had a lot of fun playing on the sand with their buckets and spades. They hunted for shells and sea weed and other treasures. 

I had bought a book with us about all the wildlife that can be found at the beach and we had a look round to see if we could spot any. We couldn't get close enough to the water to see if we could spot any fish, as the tide was out. We did, however, see lots of sea gulls and little insects in the sand. We also saw lots of ladybirds which I wasn't expecting at all.

        

Then, I thought we could use the sand for some numeracy work. I asked D to write the numbers from 1 to 10 in order in the sand. She used her hand held rake to do this.

        

After that she also wrote her name in the sand.

        

I asked R to draw some shapes. First, he drew a circle. 'A plate!' he exclaimed.

        

We also practiced following sequences. I drew some shapes in the sand and then I asked D to carry on the sequence.

        

Here she is completing the sequence. 

        

I carried on the shape practice with R, 'Can you draw 3 triangles?' I asked. He did so without help from me.

        

We also practised a few simple sums. I wrote them in the sand and asked D to write the answers.

        

After that, they had both had enough of numeracy work so went back to exploring the beach. They found some sea gull footrpints in the sand.



What's Your Weekend?

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19 comments:

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  2. Mashaa Allah intelligent children. Looks they really enjoyed the beach time.

    Najmah fromThe Muslim Bricks

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  3. Looks like a nice day out. I love going to the beach x

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    1. Me too. Especially if the sun is shining! lol

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  4. Sounds like you had loads of fun on the beach.

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    1. We did. Kids love the beach no matter what the weathers like.

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  5. I love that you never miss an opportunity to combine leisure and education. Fab beach - where is it? x

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    1. Hehe. Learning opportunities are everywhere! This beach is Weston-super-mare in the South West of England. The sand is lovely but the sea not so much. Too muddy.

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  6. It sounds as though you had a great time, I wish I lived closer to the sea x

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    1. This beach is about 45 mins from our home.

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  7. What fun! Looks like you guys had a great time - well done combining learning & fun!

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    1. I do believe that learning should be as fun as possible :)

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  8. What a great idea! Fun and educational too :-)

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  9. Great idea, connecting fun and learning :) And it looks like a great place to do so, I don't think I've ever seen such a perfect beach!

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  10. Great way to teach and play with your children! Maa sha Allah. :)

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  11. the beach can make a great canvas for learning, we sometimes do trailfinders with spades, I like the maths too, the scale of the beach makes drawing letter and numbers great for little ones. Thank you for sharing your educational beach time on Country Kids.

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  12. aww this looks like loads of fun and educational too. Thanks for linking up #WhatsYourWeekend

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