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Welcome back Reception. I hope you have had some lunch or a break after your morning learning. In maths we will start by counting. Like you did yesterday, can you count from any given number? How fast can you count on? See if you can count on from a number between 10-20. 


Now look at the numbers below. Can you recognise numbers to 20. Point to a number at random. It is important the children know that the number represents how many objects are in a group. 3 means three objects. 7 is seven colours. 8 is eight keys.



Now we will look at our shapes. How many shapes can you name of the top of your head? Are they 2D or 3D?

We would like you to play a little game. Roll 1 dice, what number did you land on? Can you think of a shape with this many sides? Roll the dice again, keep going until you have rolled every number up to 6. 

If you do not have a dice look at the dominos below. Count how many dots and think of a shape with this many sides/corners. I have put the prompt mats below if your child is struggling.






Today we are going to focus on Capacity. We have looked at capacity in school and at home. Can you remember what capacity means?

 Capacity is how much we can fit into an object. Last time we looked at capacity we looked at full, empty, half full/half empty. To recap out previous learning, look at the beakers below. Can you identify which beaker is full, which is empty and which is half full/half empty. 



Now you have found out which one is is full/empty/half full. I would like to to get a glass and fill it with water. Can you make a full glass, can you show an empty glass and can you fill it half way? You have identified the capacity of the glasses and now we would like to see if you understand the concept of capacity by filling the glasses. Complete this independently with the supervision of your adult. 


Brilliant, to move our learning on we will be looking at 'nearly full' and 'nearly empty'. The glass below is not full, it is not empty and it is not half way, is it? Is the water closer to the top of the glass or the bottom of the glass? 

It is closer to the top of the glass so it is nearly full. 



Again, look at the glass below, is it full? Is it empty? Is the water half way? It is neither of these. We need to look where the water is closer too. Is it closest to the top of the glass or the bottom of the glass?

The bottom of the glass so it is nearly empty. 



Using the glasses you used at the start of the lesson can you show 'nearly full' and nearly empty' with water.

You may want to use other resources to show capacity. It is important for the children to see capacity in different ways to test their knowledge and show their understanding. You could fill a jar with any available resources around the house, pom poms, socks, buttons, food. 


Don't forget to take pictures smiley


To take our learning deeper we would like to see if the children can order objects by capacity. Using the glasses/resources you have used to show capacity can your child order them from empty to full. Fill the glasses at different levels and ask your child to find the one that is most empty, up to the one that has the most in.  Repeat this but change the levels of capacity. Can they order them again?



Send your pictures to your teacher :)