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I tell you what I saw on Pinterest the other day, which I thought, ooh yea maybe give that one a go. child ( a) was laying down on the floor and then using wooden bricks on their sides the outline of the child's body was followed - similar to when you draw around a child laying on the floor but using the bricks you can then help them up and they can see their outline, count how many bricks maybe, just look at the shape their body has made.

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The Three bears is an obvious one and you've probably done this already ...

Other suggestions could be:

  • John Burningham 'Oi! get off our train' - this is really good for simple addition/subtraction and can you can use the toy trains to engage the less willing mathematicians
  • Kaye Umansky 'A chair for paper bear' this is good for using the language of size and shape as the baby bear tries to decide what sort of chair to have
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Here are a list of books that support the teaching of SSM


Books to support the teaching of shape, Space, Measure

Number and calculation

Adams, P House that Jack built
Ahlberg, A Jolly postman
Mystery tour
What’s in the shop?
Anderson, S Backseat’s special day
Armitage, R Lighthouse keeper’s picnic
Bent, J Green banana hunt
Bond, D Granny who wasn’t like other grannies
Shark who bit things he shouldn’t
Brown, R Ten seeds
Burningham, J Shopping basket
Butterworth, N Jasper’s beanstalk
Carle, E Very hungry caterpillar
Cave, K Out for the count
Chichester-Clark, E Little Miss Muffet counts to ten
Cole, T Fourteen rats and a rat-catcher
Dale, P Ten in a bed
Dodds, D Minnie’s diner
Donaldson, J One Ted falls out of bed
Sharing a shell
French, V Let’s go Anna!
Gillham, B How many sharks in the bath?
Glicksman, C Eric the red
Graham, B First there was Frances
Grindley, S Four black puppies
Haskamp, S Eight silly monkeys
Hawkins, C Noah built an ark one day
This old car
Hedderwick, M Katie Morag and the birthdays
Hughes, S Alfie gets in first
Hutchins, P Doorbell rang
1 hunter
Inkpen, Mick One bear at bedtime
Kavanagh, P Three little guinea pigs
Kelly, M One more sheep
Kitamura, S When sheep cannot sleep
Kubler, A There were ten in the bed
Labrosse, D One yak called Jack
Leman, J Ten little pussy cats
Maisner, H Planet monster
Mitton, T Spookyrumpus
Offen, H Fred and Ted’s treasure hunt
Puttock, S Don’t count your chickens
Ross, T Centipede’s 100 shoes
Smith, B Wake up, Charlie dragon
Waddell, M Going up
Wells, R Bunny money
Winterson, J King of Capri
Ziefert, H Two little witches

Traditional stories:
Chicken Licken
Enormous turnip
Gingerbread man
Goldilocks and the three bears
Henny Penny
Little red hen
Princess and the pea
Three billy goats Gruff
Three little pigs
Twelve dancing princesses
Wolf and the seven little kids

1. Shape and location

Berenstain, S Inside, outside, upside down
Bond, D Train who was frightened of the dark
Boyle, A Where is little croc?
Whose hat is that?
Brown, J Flat Stanley
Dunbar, J Baby bird
Flournoy, V Patchwork quilt
Hissey, J Old Bear
Hughes, S All shapes and sizes
Hutchins, P Changes, changes
Rosie’s walk
Madgwick, W Animaze
Morgan, D Blooming cats
Newman, M Wonderful journey of Cameron cat
Pienkowski, J Shapes
Sachar, l Sideways arithmetic from Wayside School
Stickland, P Dinosaur opposites
Sutton, E My cat likes to hide in boxes

Traditional stories:
Hansel and Gretel
Little red riding hood

2. Capacity, volume and size

Agbami, A Ruby’s recipe
Alborough, J The washing line
Allen, P Mr Archimedes’ bath
Billington, J Six feet long and three feet wide
Bourgeois, P Big Sarah’s little boots
Briggs, R Jim and the beanstalk
Burningham, J Shopping bag
Hindley, J Little and big
Hoffman, M Nancy no-size
Jonas, A Now we can go
Kroll, S Biggest pumpkin ever
Limb, S Big and little
McPhail, D Andrew’s bath
Where can an elephant hide?
Murphy, J Five minutes peace
Pienkowski, J Sizes
Shannon, M Elvira the dragon princess

Traditional stories:
Enormous turnip
Goldilocks and the three bears
Little red hen
Magic porridge pot

3. Time

Browne, E Tick tock
Butterworth, N Jasper’s beanstalk
Carle, E Bad-tempered ladybird
Very hungry caterpillar
Cave, K Just in time
Dickinson M Danny’s picture
Foreman, M Ben’s baby
Dinosaur time
Grandfather’s pencil
Gray, K Cluck o’clock
Hawkins, C What’s the time, Mr Wolf?
Hutchins, P Clocks and more clocks
Ives, P Granny’s quilt
Kidd, R Almost famous Daisy
Lloyd, D Stopwatch
Murphy, J Five minutes peace
Pienkowski, J Time
Prater, J On Friday something funny happened
Smith, B Wake up, Charlie Dragon
Waddell, M Grandma’s Bill

Traditional stories:
Little red hen
Sleeping beauty


4. Length

Armitage, R Lighthouse keeper’s cat
Lighthouse keeper’s lunch
Browne, E Tick tock
Browning, D Marina measures up
Crebbin J Train ride
Dahl, R George’s marvellous medicine
Hindley, J Isn’t it time?
Impey, R Tiny Tim, the longest jumping frog
Maisner, H Bedtime for little pandas
Moon, N Billy’s sunflower
Proysen, A Mrs Pepperpot

Traditional stories:
Jack and the beanstalk
Three bears

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