All about number #

In my class we had a ‘number of the week’. The children would try and learn everything they could about the number. We made a display about the number and kept adding information to it as the children discovered new things.

We looked at time, shapes, measures, bigger and smaller numbers, writing the number, money and anything else relevant to the number.

For example: all about number 7

• 7 colours in the rainbow
• Snow White and the 7 dwarves (they searched through the classroom library for more number stories)
• House number 7 or 17 or 27 or 700 etc. (each child had a pre-prepared ‘door’ with their house number on it)
• There are 7 letters in my name: CORRINA (use the children’s name cards for some letter counting)
• 7 days in a week
• A heptagon has 7 sides and 7 corners
• Which dominoes make 7?: 3:4, 4:3, 6:1, 1:6, 2:5, 5:2
• Making 7 with two dice: 3:4, 4:3, 6:1, 1:6, 2:5, 5:2
• Numbers smaller than 7: 1,2,3,4,5,6
• Numbers bigger than 7: 8,9,….
• Days with 7 letters: Tuesday
• 7 o’clock
• 7 objects: unifix cubes, snap cubes, counters, stickers, beads
• Writing number 7
• 7 is an odd number (someone will be left standing alone)
• 7cm/ 7 blocks long
• Who has 7 members in their family?
• 7 euros, 7 cents and making 7 with different coin combinations
• Who was 7 years old? (brothers and sisters)
• Writing the number word: seven
• In the 10 frame
• For extension work: addition to make 7, subtraction to make 7
• You could use other materials in the classroom showing the representation of the number 7: cuisenaire rods, unifix cubes, snap cubes, counters, numicon etc.