Supporting Teaching and Learning

Teaching And Learning

Supporting Numeracy
Shapes; Identify factors which could affect pupils’ development in the chosen area of numeracy
Making shapes can give children the opportunity to develop their fine manipulative skills and allows children to make decisions themselves, such as where to start, materials to use etc….   Different resources and methods should be used in order to broaden children’s knowledge about shapes. Children will begin to learn the concept of connecting shapes in order for a movement cycle e.g. a train moving on a train track or fitting a jigsaw puzzle.
Teaching children different shapes can develop children’s sense of surroundings e.g. children’s imagination is encouraged by the things they might see on their way to school or on a day out, they will see different shapes of houses and cars etc…..

INFLUENCING CHILDRENS DEVELOPMENT; Dennis Bancroft & Ronnie Carr, 1995, pg 42-:…..The intellectual development of the child is   no clockwork sequence of events; it also responds to influences from the environment…..Bruner, 1974, p. 417

Play dough
Play dough is really easy and convenient resource to produce.   It is made out of flour, water and lots of salt mixed together to form dough; to make it attractive, a little food colouring can be added with the mix. The children can participate in making the play dough with the teaching assistant. They can then squeeze and manipulate the dough to form their desired shapes.

Learning Objective
Children will be using their imagination and their fine motor skills when creating shapes with play dough. They will learn different textures and hand movement when exploring the dough. This resource will give all learners the opportunity to endorse their multi-sensory learning style.

Wet Sand E2
Children become fascinated with what they can do with wet sand on the beach.   To get more out of children’s enthusiasm you can bring the seaside to the children in...