This resource is aimed at infant/junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on learning and visual discrimination of colours with a Polar Bears theme. The resource asks pupils to match the colour of the polar bear’s scarf with the same colour on the right of each card..
The cards focus on eight colours: white, red, blue, green, orange, purple, pink and yellow.
Cut up the sheets into eight separate cards and laminate each of the cards individually. Pupils should look at the polar bear’s scarf on the left of each card. The pupil should then attach a peg to the matching colour on the right of each card from the three possible colours given.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but know their colours and can match them. 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.
Activities such as these were also used as Independent work completed by SEN pupils in their work station.