Numeracy 

Numeracy

Tips for Parents to help their children with Counting

One of the first experiences children have with numbers is 'counting'. Counting starts as learning a pattern of words, just like a nursery rhyme. As children’s counting develops, they begin to relate the words to a quantity or number of things.

 

However, remembering the words for each number in the correct order is only part of the process of counting. To ‘count’ children need to match saying the number words with the correct number of ‘things’.

 

Children should be given lots of opportunities to practise and explore counting groups as well as making groups. Children also need to recognise and name numbers.

 

What parents can do at home

  • Encourage your child to count the number of pegs used to hang out the washing.
  • Count the number of steps from the front door to the letterbox.
  • Count the number of eggs in a carton, and again after some have been removed.
  • Have your child count as far as he or she is able to and then encourage your child to join you while you continue counting.
  • Ask your child to start counting from a number other than one. This will help them when they need to add two groups together and can start counting from the larger group.
  • Ask your child to tell you the number before or after a number. How old will you be next year? How old were you last year?
  • Help your child to remember your phone number and to press the correct buttons on the phone.
  • Look at and say the numbers on license plates and road signs.

Next newsletter we will be identifying how to help your child with Number skills.

Source: Education NSW.

 

Mrs Pfander
Mrs Pfander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Literacy

Don’t forget to keep your children reading over the holidays. Visit your local library or go to Big W, K Mart or Target for good value. There are SO many great books out there. Here are some recent releases that sound pretty good!

 

Happy reading everyone!!!

Today it’s sports day in the sun. But do you think that Pete can run?

 

Ever since Pete tripped over his long legs and enormous feet, he refuses to run races with the other monsters. But what happens when Jamie Lee gets stuck in the mud down the well? It will take a special someone to help rescue her!

 

Welcome to the School of Monsters: the funniest, silliest and most accessible series for first readers! Start by reading only the last word on every line and work your way up to reading the whole story. With tumbling rhymes and an infectious sense of humour, the weird and wonderful students at the School of Monsters are guaranteed to spark a love of reading!

Illustrator James Hart has written this hilarious, action-packed graphic novel series! Perfect for fans of Real Pigeons, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dog Man.

 

Zeek and Arnie are best friends. They do everything together. They love solving problems, inventing, playing video games, coding, reading comics, cooking (mostly Arnie) and planning WORLD DOMINATION (mostly Zeek). But when Zeek puts a microchip in Arnie’s pet fish, Eleanor, things go horribly wrong …

 

For Emily Rodda fans:

Milly is feeling like she’s in a bit of an in-between spot, stuck on the way to somewhere she’s not sure she wants to be. She’s about to finish primary school when she suddenly finds herself on an errand in a magical world with beautiful clockwork birds, unicorns, and princes who have been turned into frogs?

 

Suitable for students 8+ years

A classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD.

 

October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They live in the woods and they are wild. And that’s the way it is.  Until the year October turns eleven. That’s the year October rescues a baby owl. It’s the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October’s mother comes back. The year everything changes.

Adrift on the Antarctic pack ice with no means of escape and no hope of rescue, Ernest Shackleton and his men are surely doomed.

 

In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his men set sail for Antarctica, where they plan to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, his ship, the Endurance, becomes locked in pack ice. Later, it sinks without a trace.

 

To survive, Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men must undertake a trial even more extreme than their planned crossing of the frozen continent. Their aim is to make it home against tremendous odds, with only lifeboats to cross the heavy seas of the South Atlantic - and the life-saving power of Shackleton’s extraordinary leadership skills.