Adding it up!
We began our planning by using our 'Feeding Forward' planning in combination with our assessments (on our computerised tracking system). We could see that we should look at doing some more adding work and so planned our maths Objective Led Plan accordingly.
We have planned to usually have our maths focus in the afternoon and so began by using our theme of dinosaurs during a whole class input...
We now talked about how many we had altogether, using different vocabulary to support the children's understanding. Some of the children already knew the terms 'add' and 'equals' and this naturally moved our conversation on...
Adding with dinosaurs. And just about anything else they could get their hands on...!
We clearly did something right (perhaps it was the jazz hands) because when the adults explained what their adult led input was the children were engaged and excited to have a go!
The next day we looked at using an egg box 10 frame to visualise 5+5.
This inspired lots of children to write number sentences!
During the continuous provision we made observations to inform the Objective Led Plan - photos, post-it notes and comments on the plan itself. However we try to focus on the interactions we have with the children. We are the best resources in the classroom and it's our interactions that made the difference with this adding! Each day we briefly reflected on our session and what we wanted to focus on the next day. We have been thrilled by the progress of the children so far!