By Wendy Bowkett

Containing over 70 tried-and-tested actions, actions for person studying via form and color is a pragmatic source which takes a cross-curricular thematic method and makes use of the subjects of form and color to discover the Early Years origin degree (EYFS). This thematic technique saves training and instructing time for practitioners and gives teenagers with more beneficial and interesting actions. It additionally familiarises childrens with the extra refined cross-curricular initiatives they are going to stumble upon within the basic tuition. actions are clustered round specific shapes and hues and every set of actions is obviously associated with the EYFS Early studying ambitions. actions for person studying via form and color is a hugely functional important source booklet for all early years practitioners.

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Most of the sand toys and even the shapes the moulds made with wet sand were examined and found to be symmetrical. The mirror did get a little scratched with the grains of sand but it turned out to be a very interesting half an hour or so. 20 Reflections activity page 19 PART 1 SHAPE Section 1 Activities for all 21 Heading Section 2: Circle KUW 20 What’s special about being a circle? • 21 Circular snacks • CLL PSRN C • P PSE • • • • 22 Circular pictures • • • • 23 Circle pictures page • 24 Circular games • • • • 25 Stepping stones • • • 26 Semi-circle activity page • 27 Semi-circle fun • 28 Snap differences • • • 29 Snap differences game page • 22 • • • • • • What’s special about being a circle?

We were playing in the sand tray when a child brought a mirror to us to see if a bucket and spade had lines of symmetry. The children discovered that if the handle of the bucket was positioned carefully, then the bucket was indeed symmetrical. Most of the sand toys and even the shapes the moulds made with wet sand were examined and found to be symmetrical. The mirror did get a little scratched with the grains of sand but it turned out to be a very interesting half an hour or so. 20 Reflections activity page 19 PART 1 SHAPE Section 1 Activities for all 21 Heading Section 2: Circle KUW 20 What’s special about being a circle?

Try beginning with the smallest square and work up to the largest. Is one way easier to achieve than the other? What happens if you use different coloured paper squares? Do some squares appear to be bigger or smaller than they were on white paper? Try the same idea with rectangles, changing the size in length only. Then try it by widening the rectangle. Do parallelograms and rhombus work as well? 45 40 PART 1 SHAPE Section 4 Square 41 PART 1 SHAPE Section 4 Square A square of triangles The ‘Square of triangles activity page’ can be used as a puzzle of two or more pieces.

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