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Hi,

 

I am struggling to plan interesting whole class carpet activities on the topic of 'My Family', particularly for numeracy and literacy. All my ideas so far have been very boring and I would appreciate some help if poss from you clever people!

 

Thanks in advance

Caroline

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I was wondering if we were suddenly in need of a "personal" section too!!

 

Sorry Cazza, cant think of anything that might help at the moment other than counting family members and writing labels under pictures, 'mum', 'dad' etc.

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What about having pre cut house cards that open and they have to draw each member of their family in a room and talk about it to the person next to them.

Or my familys favourite food, where do we eat dinner, what is our favourite meal - very topical.

Could you get a grandparent (or great grandparent - some of our grandparents are very young!)in to talk about school when they were little?

Just a few ideas off the top of my head, will have to have a little think.

Liz x

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You're asking for ideas for whole class carpet sessions. How old are your children?

I assume you want some ideas for circle time activities. Could you ask each child to talk about a particular member of their family and why they are special - what do they do together? (could be an aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparent, younger/older sibling.) For numeracy perhaps you could make a class chart showing how many people live in their house. I have lots of other ideas for individual activities, but it's not so easy for whole class sessions.

 

Willl try and think of some other ideas.

 

Jackie

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Maybe you could use play people to represent family members and play counting games, turn over a digit card with range of numbers you are looking at or roll a dice, collect the 'people' and the one with the biggest 'family' wins , or have a basic face/body and children roll dice, collect a counter or playing piece and cover up parts of face/body, the first to cover up features wins. You could also have a dressing up box with clothes to represent different generations of a family to link to CLL and role play. You could add a number element to this by using a dice, have a focus number and if they roll this number they can put on an item of clothing...the first to have all the mummy/daddy/grandad,etc clothes on is the winner. The 'Alfie' stories are quite good for family tales. You could use 3 bears as a stimulus and bring in measure/capacity element to Numeracy. Looking at 'Birthdays' may be a good one too, making a number 3 birthday card if they are 3, a number 4 card if they are 4,etc; counting candles on a cake for different ages..pretend you are 21!! I know there are lots more but hope these help a bit

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