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Welcome to your math lesson with me, Mrs. Harris.

We are going to be taking a look at patterns and we're going to copy them, describe them and even extend them.

This is what we're going to do in the lesson.

We're going to do some singing to start it off.

Then I'll take you through some new learning.

Then you're going to have an opportunity to do some talking, I like talking I bet you do too.

After that, we're going to develop your understanding of patterns, make it just that little bit deeper.

And finally, we'll finish the lesson with you doing some learning, all of your own, using all the skills I've helped you with.

You'll need a few things for this lesson, and they're all here for you.

You need the printed worksheet and some colouring pencils, some scissors would be great with your parents or carers supervision, of course and some colourful blocks would be super handy.

Maybe like some Lego blocks, like I've got a picture of there.

If you haven't got any of them things, pause the video, go and find them and then press play when you get back to me.

See you in a minute.

I said that we'd start the lesson off with some singing.

Now we all have things we'd like to get back to at and one of the things I want to get back to is singing.

So I practise it, but I still need some work, so please be kind.

Now our song is about the finger family and you can see them next to me.

Now, I haven't got fingers that look quite as exciting as that, but I can still use them to sing the song.

The song goes, ♪ Daddy finger, daddy finger, where are you? ♪ ♪ Here I am, here I am ♪ ♪ How do you do? ♪ ♪ Mommy finger, mommy finger, where are you? ♪ ♪ Here I am, here I am ♪ ♪ How do you do? ♪ ♪ Brother finger, brother finger, where are you? ♪ ♪ Here I am, here I am ♪ ♪ How do you do? ♪ ♪ Sister finger, sister finger, where are you? ♪ ♪ Here I am, here I am ♪ ♪ How do you do? ♪ ♪ Baby finger, baby finger, where are you? ♪ ♪ Here I am, here I am ♪ ♪ I love you.

♪ The finger family have been invited to a birthday party and brother finger, here he is, has chosen some wrapping paper for one of the presents.

He's chosen this one cause he likes the pattern on it.

You see the pattern on this wrapping paper.

The pattern is red, yellow, red, yellow, red, yellow, red, yellow, red, yellow.

It just keeps repeating them two colours, it's a colour pattern, but look, the pattern is not finished, but don't worry.

Brother finger is a super colour arena.

He's going to finish the pattern, but maybe we should help him.

What colour do you think he should do next? I do to, I think he should do yellow because every time we have a red stripe, we have a yellow one come after it.

Don't we? And look he can finish the pattern, red, yellow, red, yellow, red, yellow.

What's a great pattern brother finger has chosen.

Sister finger, has chosen some wrapping paper too, not got the same pattern on, has it? As the paper brother finger chose.

This time it's not strides.

This pattern is still a colour pattern, but it's a dot or spot pattern, but hers isn't finished either, but she's been looking at it really closely and she can see that it goes, the pattern is, green spot, purple spot, green spot, purple spot.

So she thinks that she can finish it off.

Let's have a look, how she's got on.

Ooh, everywhere she sees a green spot she puts a purple spot under it and everywhere she sees a purple spot she puts a green spot underneath that.

She's doing a great job of finishing this pattern.

Look at all them purple spot she's putting in, but leaving room for the green spots.

She's working quite efficiently.

Isn't she? She doesn't have to keep swapping her pencils.

Huh, her comes the green spots in between and underneath all the purple spots.


Oh, but she's finished.

She's missing one spot right down by that acorn.

What colour would it be? It would be a green spot, wouldn't it? Because underneath every purple spot, there's a green one and underneath, and next to every purple spot, there's a green one.

He is your talk task and what I'd like you to do is describe all the patterns you see on this screen to somebody else.

And as you described them, they need to make them.

So it would be quite funny if they couldn't see them as well then you can check if they've got them right.

Let me tell you what I made.

Each time you describe a pattern you're going to start your sentence with, the pattern is and you might say the pattern is, I'll do the top one.

The pattern is blue, red, blue, red, blue, red, and look from them instructions I have made the same pattern and I can check that against the one on the screen as well.

If you're the person doing the making, you might want to swap occasionally with the person doing the talking.

So that you both get a chance to do the talking and the making.

And if you're working by yourself, talk as you make, why not? Pause the video now and have a go at the talk task.

I'd like you to understand that patterns, they're not just colour patterns.

They can be size patterns too and look I've made one here.

I have some dice and I have gone big dice, little dice, big dice, little dice, big dice, little dice, big dice, little dice, big dice, what would come next? Little dice, big dice, little dice, big dice.

My pattern could just keep on going forever.

I haven't really got time to do it forever or enough dice, but this is not a colour pattern.

My colours don't really repeat, my dice don't repeat.

It is a size pattern.

Another thing, my patterns can sometimes not just have two repeats.

Look, I've got a pattern with three colours.

I have two reds, one green, two blues, two reds, one green, two blues.

The pattern is two reds, one green, two blues.

Two reds, one green, two blues.

What would be next? Two reds and after that, one green.

And after that two blues, well done, you get really good at describing patterns and you're even extending them now in your imagination.

Whoa, got some other patterns though.

Let's have a look at this one.

Just broken it.

Is this a size pattern or a colour pattern? It's both.

This is a size and a colour pattern.

We've got tall yellow, short blue, tall yellow, short blue, tall yellow, short blue.

What would come next? Tall yellow.

What would come before this one? Short blue, that's right.

We could extend the pattern either way.

Well done.

Let's make one.

Let's make a pattern.

I'm going to put some blocks there, okay.

Let's see.

And I'm going to use these hedgehogs.

I'm going to have hedgehog, block, hedgehog, block but I don't just want two things in my pattern.

I want something else.

I'm going to have hedgehog block acorn acorn, hedgehog block acorn acorn, hedgehog block acorn acorn, hedgehog block acorn acorn.

That's right.

And if I wanted to extend it again, let's think.

The pattern is hedgehog block acorn acorn, hedgehog block acorn acorn, hedgehog block acorn acorn, hedgehog block acorn acorn.

You're so good at this.

This was quite sad to have to tidy up your patterns.

Now these hedgehogs, I can make some more patterns with them as well.

Hedgehog one face that way and then one put his nose to nose.

And then I'm going to put prickles, nose, prickles, nose.

There are so many ways we can make patterns and because they just keep repeating.

It's hard to know, that one's upside down, it's hard to know when to stop.

I think I've got room for one there.

Have I done it right? No I haven't that one should have been prickles.

So I've got nose to nose, prickles to prickles, nose, to nose, prickles to prickles.

I forgot to say the pattern is, the pattern is nose to nose, prickles to prickles, nose to nose, prickles to prickles, nose to nose, prickles to prickles.

It's not sounding like a bit of a song.

Doesn't it? Well done.

We've now thought about how we can develop our understanding of patterns and how patterns are not just the colours.

This looks like the start of some super wrapping paper, but at the moment, it's not big enough to fit around the present that mummy finger has bought to take to the party.

So, she needs your help in extending it, making the pattern go further.

We know how to do that now, don't we? So what I'd like you to do is cut out the shapes that I've put on your sheet and you'll sit under the supervision of your parent or carer, of course.

And I'd like you to finish off the patterns.

So pause the video now and then come back to me.

I had to go at finishing off the wrapping paper, just like you did.

How did you get done? Did you notice if there were small trees or large trees, short pencils or long pencils, baby bear or daddy bear? Did you notice if it was a square or rectangle on the green pattern? Did you like the pattern with the ties, long tie, short tie, long tie, short tie, long tie, short tie, and then did you carry it on so it went across your paper? But did you notice the same problem I did? I forgot to give you any butterflies.

This must be where you need your colouring pencils.

So if you haven't already pause the video once again and continue the butterfly pattern with your colouring pencils, see you in a minute.

I bet your butterflies look amazing that you've just drawn to finish off that bit of wrapping paper.

The finger family are going to be so happy, as is the recipient, the person who's getting the presents.

Thanks for all your help today and I would absolutely love to see some of your patterns.

Maybe you could share with me some of your patterns that you made from the talk task, or you could share that beautiful wrapping paper you've made at the end with your cutting and your drawing of your butterflies.

If you do want to share some of your work, ask your parents or carer to do it for you on social media.

All the details are on the screen now and I look forward to seeing it.

Bye from me and bye from the finger family.