Springtime has finally arrived and the weather is noticeably warmer. It had been sunny all week so we decided to go to the beach. Unfortunately, it was not as sunny as we'd hoped but it was still warm and dry. The children had a lot of fun playing on the sand with their buckets and spades. They hunted for shells and sea weed and other treasures.
I had bought a book with us about all the wildlife that can be found at the beach and we had a look round to see if we could spot any. We couldn't get close enough to the water to see if we could spot any fish, as the tide was out. We did, however, see lots of sea gulls and little insects in the sand. We also saw lots of ladybirds which I wasn't expecting at all.
Then, I thought we could use the sand for some numeracy work. I asked D to write the numbers from 1 to 10 in order in the sand. She used her hand held rake to do this.
After that she also wrote her name in the sand.
I asked R to draw some shapes. First, he drew a circle. 'A plate!' he exclaimed.
We also practiced following sequences. I drew some shapes in the sand and then I asked D to carry on the sequence.
Here she is completing the sequence.
I carried on the shape practice with R, 'Can you draw 3 triangles?' I asked. He did so without help from me.
We also practised a few simple sums. I wrote them in the sand and asked D to write the answers.
After that, they had both had enough of numeracy work so went back to exploring the beach. They found some sea gull footrpints in the sand.