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# DinosaursDinosaur Maths

Listen to the story of Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs; spend time exploring all sorts of dinosaur maths including counting, measuring, weighing and sorting; learn dinosaur counting rhymes and make a class dinosaur inspired number line.

## Session 1 Dinosaur counting!

### Objectives

Maths

• Count reliably with numbers from 1 to20.
• Place numbers 1 to 20 in order.
• Say which number is 1 more or 1 less than a given number.

### Teaching and Activities

Bring a surprise bucketful of dinosaurs into class and read ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’. Children make containers to fill with dinosaurs, to count, sort, compare.

Children will:

• Consolidate counting from 1 to 10, 10 to 0, 1 to 20.
• Order numbers from 1 to 20.
• Sort using criteria of their choice and explain their criteria.
• Design and make a container for carrying Dinosaurs.

### Provided Resources

• Counting Dinosaurs

### You Will Need

• Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
• Selection of plastic Dinosaurs
• Large bucket and cloth to cover
• Mini Dinosaurs for counting
• Role-play props for garden centre, beach, bath time, train, library

## Session 2 Dinosaur shopping!

### Objectives

Maths

• Count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20.
• Place numbers 1 to 20 in order.
• Say which number is 1 more or 1 less than a given number.
• Use everyday language to discuss size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time, money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
• Recognize, create, describe patterns.

### Teaching and Activities

Solve problems in the dinosaur shop and create a dinosaur themed class number line.

Children will:

• Count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20 in Dinosaur Shop.
• Place numbers 1 to 20 in order to make class dinosaur number line 1 to 20.
• Solve problem ‘How many handprints fit into one large dinosaur footprint?’.
• Follow, create and describe patterns while creating number line and using playdough and jewels.

### Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

### You Will Need

• Counting Dinosaurs from session 1
• Small and large dinosaurs
• Plastic 1p and 10p coins
• Shopping baskets, purses, bags, till, price labels and tags
• Large Dinosaur footprint
• A4 Dinosaur footprint template
• Laminating pouches
• Playdough
• Colourful jewels or large sequins
• Squidgy, sparkle numbers
• Pre-cut numerals from 1 to 20

## Session 3 Dinosaur measuring!

### Objectives

Maths

• Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
• Recognize, create describe patterns.

### Teaching and Activities

How many mini dinosaurs balance one large dinosaur? Measure and compare dinosaurs. Put in order of size, weight, height.

Children will:

• Use balance equipment to weigh dinosaur models
• Compare weights using vocab - light, lightest, lighter, heavy, heaviest, heavier, more than, less than
• Use measuring equipment to measure length
• Compare lengths using vocab - short, shorter, shortest, long, longest, longer, tall, taller, tallest

### Provided Resources

• Playdough alternatives

### You Will Need

• Counting Dinosaurs from session 1
• Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
• Plastic mini dinosaurs
• Bucket from session 1
• Large dinosaur toy
• Items for weighing
• Metre sticks
• Balance scales or pan balances
• Assortment of heavy toy dinosaurs and mini dinosaurs
• Mud kitchen resources

## Session 4 Dinosaur problem solving!

### Objectives

Maths

• Using quantities and objects.
• Add and subtract 2 single-digit numbers, counting on or back to find the answer.
• Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

### Teaching and Activities

Harry has 6 dinosaurs – solve problems created when different dinosaurs get lost, invite friends round, share a picnic.

Children will:

• Count on and back to solve problems involving Harry and his dinosaurs.
• Count dinosaurs to make a doubling chart when each of Harry’s dinosaurs finds a friend.
• Work out solutions for picnic based number problems.

### Provided Resources

• Harry’s picnic food
• Harry’s Dinosaur problems

### You Will Need

• Plastic mini dinosaurs
• Completed class number line
• Individual number lines and tracks 1-10 and 1-20
• Number lines/tracks
• Resources for other independent play contexts
• Colourful plates and cups
• Food for the picnic
• Large copy of list and small copies