Having Fun In Year One
Patterning and more.....
What have we been learning about.......
In class, we have been learning about repeating patterns.
Patterns are the foundation of Mathematics.
We have been describing, creating, and extending patterns. We have also been
identifying the core of the pattern (the part of the pattern that repeats). We call this the term of the pattern.
Patterns can be created in a variety of ways:
- using different objects e.g forks and spoons
- different shapes e.g. circles and squares
- different colours e.g. red and blue
- different sizes e.g. large and small
- different actions e.g. snap and clap
- different sounds e.g. tap and shake
Ideas for ways to support your child with pattern at home
- Explore some simple patterns with your child.
- Create a simple repeating pattern, using household objects.
- Look for patterns in books nature, in designs
Find patterns in wrapping paper, clothing and around the house (e.g. tiles, pavers) and environment
Notice patterns in books and songs where words or phrases repeat
Make patterns that repeat
Create dances with repeating steps and movements
Have fun exploring patterns!
Colin shows his repeating pattern of colours
Bryan has created patterns using colours, symbols and numbers
Isla representing her pattern using colours
Making patterns with shapes and sounds
Looking for some holiday ideas?
- Create a holiday scrapbook
- Play board games
- Bake some holiday treats
- Go on a pattern hunt
- Read to and read with your child