This seasonal Maths resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils who are working on early number. The resource features a Polar Bear holding a Ten Frame with Christmas Candy Canes for pupils to count. It focuses on the numbers 0 – 10.
Cut up the sheets into 11 separate cards and laminate the cards individually. The pupil has to count the number of candy canes that the Polar Bears is holding at the top of the card, find the correct number at the bottom of the card from the four suggestions given and attach a clothes peg to that number.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may be good at counting but may not be able to record numbers. This resource could be used as an independent task or a task with adult support.
This resource would also be suitable for a group of pupils during Maths Station Teaching, where a pack is made for each pupil in the group.
This resource is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on. Pupils also considered it as “fun” homework during December.
This activity could also be used as an independent task to be completed by the pupil in their workstation.