This half term we will practise numbers 10-20 in year 3 and I have chosen a few activities to share with you. Please feel free to comment, add your suggestions and correct my mistakes!
I love playing table tennis. When I was in primary school I even went to competitions and won some medals, that is why I am very attracted to ping pong balls and keep a lot in my house.
I use them in the classroom, they are excellent in "Pass the parcel", "Bingo" or "Lottery".
The following ping pong ball hunt needs some preparation. Before the lesson while the classroom is empty, I hide 10 of them in the classroom and write their numbers on the whiteboard. I place some blu tack by the numbers and tell the children to look for the balls. They love walking around and having a look everywhere. When they find one, they have to stick them by the corresponding numbers. There is a powerpoint up with the numbers for those who need more support.
This activity takes about 5 minutes in year 3, it is a good plenary and it gets them up from their seats.
The next game was inspired by my mother in law's charity stall at the church fair, I saw these blindfolds and decided that they would be great for a mystery game. They are special because I can write numbers on them with a whiteboard marker and wipe them off easily for the next player. The player comes out in front of the class, another child writes a number on them (between 10 and 20) and the blindfolded one has to guess what the secret number is. He has 3 guesses and if he says the right number, he gets a sticker, if he doesn't, the partner who writes the number gets it. This game could work with simply lifting number flashcards up above the player's head.
I am a beginner ipad user and everything I do at this point has to be 100% foolproof. I have downloaded the Whiteboard app and a volunteer in front of the class will have to write his/her favourite number on it between 10 and 20. Whoever guesses the number from the class is the next one to come out.
Apart from these, we are going to play
"The secret signal",
Who is quicker? with my fly squatters,
And make "El hámster" repeat the numbers with his very funny voice!