Aim: to develop the concept of “oneness”
This activity uses a book with felt, textures, and pieces of fabric to create a “pizza” reinforcing the concept of “one”. Prior to this activity, the child would have had an opportunity to make a real pizza and to handle the real
objects presented in the book.
- scraps of fabric, felt, or textured materials
- 3-ring binder
- braille/large print
One little boy called Tom was very hungry.
So he got 1 round pizza bread.
One the pizza bread he put 1 juicy lettuce leaf.
Then he put on 1 square slice of cheese.
Then he put 1 slice of red tomato on the pizza.
Then he put 1 slice of green gherkin.
Then he put 1 slice of yellow pepper.
Then 1 lovely slice of a big black olive.
Then 1 little boy called Tom ate 1 big pizza.
Now Tom is not hungry.
- Allow the child to hold the model of Tom as the story progresses. Also compare 3-D real foods to the 2-D ones in the story, remembering to use 1 of each whole food and then slice it.
- Allow the child to construct the pizza which features at the end of the story.
- Use the pizza to introduce the circle and semi circle, half and a quarter.
- Use the pizza to introduce new language ‘slices’ ‘pieces.’
- Design own pizza e.g. Use a chapatti, oatcakes, pancakes etc.
- Use for inclusive whole class activity. Make vegetarian, sweet, Indian flavoured pizzas etc.
- The story could be part of the term’s planning e.g. Harvest, picnic.
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- Use for other maths activities e.g. Survey of favourite foods, whose is the heaviest pizza, lightest, smallest, largest.
- Move onto ‘book of 2’ by putting two pizzas together.