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Hello, my name's Miss Robson.

Today, we're going to be learning the "Two Dickie Bird" song.

Then we're going to be practising counting to and from 10.

When we've practised that we're going to use that skill to play a game.

All you will need for today is 10 things that you can use as bricks to build a wall.

I'm going to be using DUPLO, but you could use LEGO, cubes, or counters.

I'll give you a second now to pause the video and go and collect these resources if you need to.

The first thing we're going to do is we're going to learn the two dickie bird rhyme.

The two little dickie bird nursery rhyme goes like this.

Two little dickie birds sitting on a wall.

One named Peter.

One named Paul.

Fly away, Peter.

Fly away, Paul.

Come back, Peter.

Come back, Paul.

I'm going to try that one more time.

Can you see if you can join in? Two little dickie birds sitting on a wall.

One named Peter.

One named Paul.

Fly away, Peter.

Fly away, Paul.

Come back, Peter.

Come back, Paul.

In the rhyme, there are two birds.

We start with two.

One flies away.

One less than two is one.

Then the other one flies away.

One less than one is zero.

Then Peter comes back.

One more than zero is one.

And then Paul comes back.

One more than one is two.

Now we're going to practise counting to and from 10.

You can follow along with the numbers on the screen.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10.

Let's count backwards.

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, zero.

Sometimes I sing the little number song to help me too.

♪ One little, two little, three little numbers ♪ ♪ Four little, five little, six little numbers ♪ ♪ Seven little, eight little, nine little numbers ♪ ♪ 10 little numbers ♪ And backwards.

♪ 10 little, nine little, eight little numbers ♪ ♪ Seven little, six little, five little numbers ♪ ♪ Four little, three little, two little numbers ♪ ♪ One little number ♪ Can you have a go now counting from one to 10? I'll start you off.

One, two, three.


Now let's start at 10 and count back down to one.

Ready? 10, nine, eight.


We're going to use that skill of counting on and counting back to play a game called Take Down the Wall.

This is a game that you can play with a partner, or you can play without a partner.

Today, I'm going to be playing without a partner, and I'm to be using Peter and Paul as my players.

To play Take Down the Wall, you need to start by building a wall.

I've got a row with two, a row with three, a row with two, and a row with three blocks at the bottom.

This is a repeating pattern.

Two, three, two, three.

I also have my two characters.

I have Peter over here, and I have Paul.

If you're playing with your talk partner, you would be Peter or Paul.

You take it in turns to take away one or two blocks.

And the winner is the person who takes away the last block from the bottom row.

I'm going to let Paul start.

Paul is going to take away two.



Now it's Peter's turn.

Peter's just going to take away one.

Now, it's Paul's turn.

Paul's going to take away two again.



Now, it's Peter's turn.

Peter's going to take away just one block.

Now, it's Paul's turn.

Paul's going to take away two blocks.



Uh oh, now it's Peter's turn.

And there are only two blocks left.

So Peter will take away the last two blocks, and Peter wins.

Take Down the Wall is a strategy game where you have to think a few moves ahead and decide how many blocks you need to take away in order for you to win.

At the end of my game, it was Peter's turn.

And there were two blocks left.

If Peter had just taken one block, then it would have been Paul's turn, and Paul would have won by taking away the last block.

But because there were two blocks left and Peter can take two, Peter took both away, and Peter won.

Your task in just a minute is going to be to play this game, either by yourself or with a talk partner if you have one.

You'll need those 10 things now, whether they're cubes, counters, blocks, or LEGO, and you've got to assemble your wall.

Remember you need to start with two blocks at the top, three blocks, two blocks, and then your last row with three blocks.

And you might want to have some characters nearby to help you remember whose turn it is.

It's time for you to have a go at playing now, either playing with your talk partner or playing by yourself and sharing out to Peter and to Paul.

As you play, I want you to have a go at predicting who you think is going to win.

Pause the video to complete your task.

When you're finished, press play.

Did you predict that the right person was going to win? If not, play again and see this time if you can guess who will win.

You might need to think a few moves ahead and think about how many bricks need to be taken away for somebody to win.

Thank you for joining me today.

I had fun, and I hope you did too.

You've done some fantastic learning.

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See you next time.