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Language and Communication Understand and use larger  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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Pupils are able to use and understand bigger, greater, or larger when talking about quantities.

Early years skill:Shape, space and measure
Early years typical range:30-50m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:Maths Shape Space and Measures
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P7
TAP skill:Language
TAP level:TAP42
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Drawings

Drawings of houses and stick man families

Draw pictures of houses with windows and say 'Look...this house has 10 windows...it is larger/bigger.

Draw stick man families and say 'Look...5 children here - this family is larger.'

Avoid working on larger with a contrasting word (such as smaller) until the child is confident with 'larger'. Contrasting concepts taught together can be confusing for the child.

Once the child is confident with both larger and smaller (from work in separate activities on separate occasions) you can incorporate both concepts in this activity.

Washing up

Dirty dishes

Sink/bowl

Water/detergent

Avoid working on larger with a contrasting word (such as smaller) until the child is confident with 'larger'. Contrasting concepts taught together can be confusing for the child.

Once the child is confident with both larger and smaller (from work in separate activities on separate occasions) you can incorporate both concepts in this activity.

Objects

Play dough, dried beans

Avoid working on larger with a contrasting word (such as smaller) until the child is confident with 'larger'. Contrasting concepts taught together can be confusing for the child.

Once the child is confident with both larger and smaller (from work in separate activities on separate occasions) you can incorporate both concepts in this activity.

1 comment

Lou de Beuzeville Tue, 23/10/2018 - 04:37

Re: Understand and use larger

I wouldn't use "larger" in terms of "greater quantity" until I was sure the child understood it as greater size/more volume. Partly to teach less and also greater size is acquired earlier.

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