In the topic work blog I mentioned that we read a book in class called Square Cat. This was the introduction to our numeracy lesson tackling the square shape.
The children learnt that shapes have their own properties or to make it simpler they have their own rules to give them the shape they have.
Wilf helped us see these square rules:
- A square has four sides.
- These sides are all of equal size. There are no sides which stretch out.
- A square has four corners.
- A square cannot roll over.
With these properties in mind the children were able to look around the classroom for square objects.
Their treasure hunt was successful as they found these square objects, different blocks, books, cushions, the light switches, flashcards, boxes, lunch boxes amongst other things.
The children worked on their shapes workbook where they had to colour in the square shape amongst other shapes. They also drew a face on the square shape to bring this shape to life just like Mr. Square the character we have in class.
The children also created a craft representing the Square Cat which you will see hanging next week near our classroom.
They stuck square shapes onto the insect craft as part of the literacy letter i lesson. They also created square shapes with blocks.
The Square Cat Story
The Square Song