He’d wish himself square, or round as a biscuit, triangular, oval… Name it, he wished it.
What shapes can you see ?
Can you name the shapes? Think about the properties of the shapes. Does it have straight sides or curved sides? How many sides does it have? Are the sides all the same length or are there longer sides and shorter sides? Does it have corners (vertices)? How many?
Make your own shape fish. What shape will you choose? Don’t forget to look carefully at the properties of the shape that you choose.
Things you will need: paper or card, scissors, a ruler (To help you with any straight sides and to measure if you need sides the same length.), pens, pencils or crayons and Glue or sticky tape.
Draw your shapes on to the paper or card and add on your fishy details like a tail, fins, eyes, mouth. You could draw scales on to the fish and colour it in. Cut it out. Alternatively, you could cut out your shape, draw the fishy details, cut them out and then stick them on to the shape.
I wish I was a circle!
Can you make yourself into a shape? Think about the properties of the shape that you wish to make. Can you use your body to make different shapes? 2D or 3D. It can be tricky on your own, ask a grown up or brother or sister to help you.
‘He’d quickly just wish he was too ‘Do you know what he’d wish? That he
small to eat.' was a shark and the shark was a fish!'
Which is the biggest fish? Which is the littlest fish? Which fish is middle size?
Do you have any play dough or salt dough? (If you have the ingredients you could use the easy recipe below to make some.)
Use your dough to make some fish of different sizes. If you do not have any dough, you could make some fish out of paper or use toys. Can you put them in size order? Please tell your grown up what you are doing and why you think they go in that order. (Grown ups please model the language if your child is not sure.)
What do you think your fish would like to eat? Can you make them some fish food? Make sure you give the right sized food to the right sized fish.
little medium big
littlest or middle size biggest
How much food does each fish need?
If the fish need three worms each of different sizes how many worms do they eat altogether?
Recipe for play dough
Plain Play dough Recipe
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of salt
1 heaping tablespoon of cream of tartar
2 cups of water
1 splash of oil (a tablespoon)
Mix dry ingredients together in bowl. Heat liquids in a large pan. Slowly stir in flour mixture. Stir and cook until smooth. Put on board and knead until shiny. Once it has cooled keep in air tight container or plastic bag.
If you are making one colour add a few drops of food colouring as you make it. If you want different
colours then divide your dough on the board into the number of balls required and add a drop of the chosen colour to each ball.
- too wet – knead in flour a little dusting at a time.
- too dry – knead in a little water.
Overall School: 95%