This project is all about sizes and positions. Print off the template and ask the children to put yellow scrumpled tissue paper balls on the ‘big fish’ etc. Ask the children about ‘top’ and ‘bottom’; ‘biggest’ and ‘smallest’ as they work. Do they understand these concepts?
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EYFS Learning and Development Area:
|Mathematics: Shape, Space and Measure|
Early Learning Goals:
|Use the words ‘bigger’ ‘smaller’ to describe shapes and everyday language to describe their positions ‘top’ ‘middle’ ‘bottom’ etc|
What to look for on this project:
|16-26 months||Can the children identify the big fish and the small fish?|
|22-36 months||Can the children tell you which fish is bigger and which is smaller? Can they order the fish by size?|
|30-50 months||Do the children understand concepts like ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ of the paper? Can they identify which is the biggest fish and which is the smallest fish?|
|40-60 months||Can the children use words like ‘bigger’ or ‘smaller’ correctly? Do they use the words ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ correctly to identify the locations of the green fish and the blue fish on the page? Do they know which fish will need the most tissue paper balls to fill it up?|
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