Activities for Individual Learning through Shape and Colour: by Wendy Bowkett

By Wendy Bowkett

Containing over 70 tried-and-tested actions, actions for person studying via form and color is a pragmatic source which takes a cross-curricular thematic technique and makes use of the topics of form and color to discover the Early Years origin degree (EYFS). This thematic technique saves instruction and instructing time for practitioners and offers young children with more desirable and interesting actions. It additionally familiarises young ones with the extra refined cross-curricular tasks they'll come upon within the basic institution. actions are clustered round specific shapes and colors and every set of actions is obviously associated with the EYFS Early studying objectives. actions for person studying via form and color is a hugely useful important source ebook for all early years practitioners.

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Photocopy the page again and cut out each box with a shape in it. These smaller cards can be placed in the empty spaces to carry on the patterns. Younger children often find the option of handling the shapes while naming them in sequence an easier task. Giving children a visual and auditory clue helps their thought processes, while handling adds the kinaesthetic dimension to their learning. Experiment with these and other ideas to observe the differences in individual children’s thinking and developing skills.

Alternatively, fold the paper shapes to find the lines of symmetry. Some shapes have more than one line of symmetry, and many are not symmetrical at all. The ‘Reflections activity page’ has many examples. g. from corner to corner, across the widest or longest part. Photocopy the ‘Reflections activity page’ and decide which shapes have lines of symmetry and then try some of the images on other activity pages. Does a parallelogram have any lines of symmetry? A rectangle may look as though it has more than two – one across its width, another along its length, but how about its diagonal?

Personal, social and emotional development should be encouraged by playing any game in a group. Joining in, taking turns, waiting patiently and working co-operatively with others are fundamental skills required when playing games. Knowledge and understanding of the world will be enhanced by giving children the opportunity to make decisions and join in discussions about which colours to use for each shape on the cards. Then they can ask each other to pick out a card that has a blue circle and a purple hexagon on it, for instance.

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