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Hi everyone, it's Miss Molnar here and we are going to do some maths learning today.

Today, we're going to be looking at the language to use to describe an object's position.

And today, I've got a trusty helper with me, it's Harold the hedgehog here, and he's going to go through what you're going to need for this lesson.

So, for this lesson, you're not going to need too many things.

All you're going to need is a friend kind of like Harold.

If you've got another toy, you can ask a parent or carer.

A friend like Harold would be great like a teddy or any other kind of toy that would be helpful for this lesson.

Also, you'll need some paper and maybe even some colouring pencils.

Alright, if you don't have those things at hand, pause the video, go grab them, and we can get started.

Alright, Let's get started by doing some counting.

We're going to go on a number hunt in our picture here.

So, I want to find something in the picture that there are three of.

Have a look in the picture, can you see something that there are only three of? Well, what I saw there are three of, is up on the house at the very top.

There are 1-2-3 spiders.

Did you see that as well? I also saw that there are 1-2-3 butterflies flying around.

Did you see those too? Alright, this time, I just want you to choose something on the screen and I want you to count how many there are of, maybe you're going to count the mice or the frogs at the bottom.

Maybe, you're going to count the flowers.

Pause the video, have a go, and count how many there are of something.

Let's count how many flowers there are.

Do you see the red flowers? Alright, let's get ready everyone, ready? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Way to go everyone.

What did you decide to count? There are lots of fish, aren't there? So, we're going to look at describing the position of different objects today and to do that, we need to learn some language to help us.

So how could we describe where the apple is? How could we describe where the apple is compared to where the square is? We could say, the apple is over the box.

Is that what you said? You might have said something different.

You might have said, the apple is above the box.

You also might have said, the apple is on top of the box.

Let's do some I say, you say, ready? Over above on top.

Well done.

Okay, this one is a little bit trickier.

How could we describe where the apple is now? Well done.

Did you say, besides? You might have said, next to, as well.

We could say that the apple is beside the box.

I say, you say, beside.

Well done.

Okay, how could we describe where the apple is now everyone? So we could say that the apple is under the box, is that what you said? We also could have said, below.

Well done.

Let's do I say, you say, under, below.

Way to go.

This one's tricky now.

How am I going to describe? This one.

Wow this apple is actually inside the box.

So I could say, in, or I could say, inside, some people from the picture they might even say it looks like it's behind the box.

But we could say that it is in, or inside the box.

Alright, we're going to start to use this language to do some describing now.

Alright, we're going to do a little bit different of a hunt this time.

So instead of hunting for numbers, we're going to try and use some of those positioner language words to describe or find, some of the objects in the picture.

Are you ready to have a go? Alright.

Now Harold's going to whisper to me the first thing that he wants you to find.

Okay, Harold says, "What animal "Is on top of the house?" Now, if you need time throughout this when we ask the questions to find the object, you can pause the video while you take a closer look for it.

Okay, so, which animal is on top of the house? If you said, a bird, way to go, there is a bird on top of the house.

Great job.


Let me see, what is below the drain pipe? What is below the drain pipe? That's right, there is water below the drain pipe, it looks like all the water has come out.


Now, let's take a look at all the fish in the water.

Are the fish under the bridge, or over the bridge? That's right, they are underneath the bridge.

Well done.

Fantastic Let me see.

How could I describe, how could I describe where the spider is? That's away from the webs.

Can you see that one spider that's not where the web is? How could I describe the position of that spider? If you said the spider is on the drain pipe, well done.

That's fantastic.

Way to go.

Now, let me see how can I describe the person and the bridge? How could I describe that person? Well done.

I could say the person is on top of the bridge.

I could say the person is over the bridge.

Way to go.

Great job.

Alright, last question everyone.

How can I describe the two children in the house? I've already said one.

I could say they're in the house.

But how can I describe in terms of the boy and the girl their position? What could I say? I could say the girl's beside the boy, or they're beside each other.

I could also say they're next to each other.

Great work, everyone.

Alright, so for our Talk Task, we're going to play a little bit of a game.

So, at the moment, you're going to need a little friend like Harold so, if you've got a teddy or a stuffed animal toy that you can go get right now, then you can do our game with us.

So pause the video, if you need to go grab it.

Okay, so what we're going to do is well, I'm going to give you some instructions for some positions of where you need to put your friend.

So I'm going to be moving Harold around according to the direction and I want you to do the same with your friend.

Alright, are we ready everyone? Let's get started.

So alright.

Put your friend on top of your head.

Well done.

Put your friend below your feet.

How did it get to your feet? Alright, put your friend next to your shoulder.

Well done.

Put your friend beside your nose.

Put your friend under your chin.

Put your friend on top of a table.

Did you get to a table to put it on top of? Well done.

What we would like you to do now is to have a go at playing this game with maybe a parent or carer that you've got at home with you.

Can you give them your friend, your toy and give them some instructions about where they should put the toy.

Alright, pause the video now, and have a go at that.

Well, we hope you enjoyed playing that game with your parent or carer just as much as we enjoyed it.

Alright, now it's time to put your new learning skills to the test.

Harold would love to see some amazing pictures of a playground and can you add Harold into your picture? So, this is where you're going to need that paper and maybe those coloured pencils because we would like you to draw a picture of Harold on a playground.

Okay, so, have a think at the moment what is going to be in your playground? Is there going to be a slide? Is there going to be swings? Or there going to be lots of trees? A sunshine? Maybe a pond? Make sure you add in lots of different things to your park.

And then, what we want you to do when you're done your drawing is to describe the different objects in your picture using the new language you've learned today.

So maybe you're going to draw a picture of Harold on top of the slide because he loves to be on the slide.

And then you could say Harold is on top of the slide.

Maybe you're going to draw some beautiful flowers beside the tree and you can say the flowers are beside the tree.

Maybe you're going to draw a big sunshine in the sky and then you can say, the sun is in the sky.

Alright pause the video, go get what you need, and we can't wait to see what pictures you come up with.

Well, Harold and I would love to see how your drawings have gone.

If you'd like to, you could ask your parent or carer to share the final outcomes with us on our social media on OAK and I'm really sure as well that your teacher would love to see you're learning too.

Alright everyone, we hope you enjoyed this lesson and hopefully we'll see you again soon.