This seasonal maths resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on the pupil’s knowledge of number/word association of numbers 0 – 20.
Cut up the sheets into twenty-one separate cards and laminate the cards individually. Pupils should look at the number on the Christmas Tree on the left side of each card and place a clothes peg on the correct word that represents that number on the right of the card.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but can work out the number/word association. It is a way for them to demonstrate this knowledge. It 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.
This resource would be suitable for a group of pupils during Maths Station Teaching, where a pack is made for each pupil in the group.
Activities such as these were also used as Independent work completed by SEN pupils in their work station.