Maths Activities for the week – Sequencing and Timetables

Hi everyone,

This week we will look at sequencing (a different mathematical aspect) and thought now would be a good time to start a timetable or schedule/list of what and when we’re going to do things.  It’s really useful to  help organise your day and that’s especially important now.

Sequencing is things arranged in a certain order.  We sequence things everyday.  Somethings we do naturally like get dressed after we get out of bed, not when we’re still in bed!  We have lunch before we have dinner.  We are teenagers before we are grown ups.   We sequence everything we do from which ingredient to add next when cooking to what time we go to bed.  Can you think of any other examples?  See if you can order your day.  Decide what needs to be done in the morning and afternoon.  Be flexible, you may want to do roughly the same things everyday or change them.  Remember, Miss Cordina has dance sessions on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoon so that won’t be the same every day.  It really doesn’t matter how you organise yourself if it works for you.  Draw, download or photograph what you want to sequence and put into timetable.  Here are examples at school.

What can you sequence?  What patterns do you notice?  How many different routines do you follow at home?  Below are some examples of schedules or timetables you could make at home.  Now and Next boards are useful if you’re children are less patient than usual, you can make a plan of the whole family on a whiteboard or you can give everyone a coloured peg and include their names (writing opportunity).  Please use whatever you have at home.  An old cardboard box flattened would be a great ‘board’.   Send any photos or videos in, we’d love to see how creative your timetables are!

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Order your toys by size, colour, shape biggest to smallest, largest shape (number of sides) to smallest.  It’s all good practice for sequencing.

Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care, stay safe, 

The Nursery Team