# Term 1 Week 6 and 7 – Number 6 and the Heart Shape

Week 6 – We revised the numbers 1-5 using a Halloween theme.

Week 7 – The next number on the number line is 6.

As you saw from the topic work blog the children drew their family members.  They needed a tree to stick their family on, so each child created this by using 6 hearts each.

They had to count the hearts and stick them in the shape of a tree in their numeracy workbook.  They then stuck their family sketches on top.

They formed number six using their rainbow technique as usual.

Wilf our robot showed the children to successfully count till 6.

• Step 1 – Point or pick each object one at a time.
• Step 2 – Say each number 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6.
• Step 3 – Say stop. We cannot keep on saying the numbers if we need to count only 6 objects.  In this case 6 hearts.

To help us learn the formation of number 6 we use this story

Mr. Snail helps us see the shape of number 6.

Mr. Snail is already with his house on his back to go and meet his friends at the park and go for lunch together.  His house is quite heavy to carry around.

Especially like today when he has to climb the wall or fence to get to the park and reach his destination.  So we are going to give him a helping hand by pushing him up the wall.

To remember the formation of this number we can use the shape of Mr. Snail. This is what we say:

1. Start at the eye
2. Go round the neck
3. Go round the house on Mr. Snail’s back
4. And stop

The numicon shape for number 6 is the light blue rectangle shape with 6 holes in it.

The Heart Shape – Since we were using hearts for this craft we had a look at the heart shape.  The children became aware that if you fold the heart exactly from the middle in two you gets the same shape on both sides.   The children used paint to stamp hearts on their workbooks.

Songs – The Numbtums Number 6

Learn The Heart Shape –

Practice Ideas for Home

• It is important that you practice the numbers done so far by using the animal stories and the rhymes so the children become more confident in their number work and which number comes after which.
• They can practice the formation just like we do it in class with the rainbow colours. If they are reluctant tell them that they are the teacher and it should do the trick.  (Obviously you have to draw the first outline yourselves such as below.)

• They can draw various objects on a piece of paper or small whiteboard, count them and help them write the corresponding value using rice, flour and sand saying the story or rhyme in the process. Please praise every little effort the children make.  If they do mistakes just correct them with no fuss at all and tell them to try it again together.  Repetition, practice and praise help build their confidence.