Sequences and Patterns!

Sequencing and Patterning

Using natural materials from our local community and within our preschool, rocks and wheat we sequenced items and made a variety of patterns. Sequencing and patterning is a developmental step in developing mathematical concepts.

After making their pattern the children drew the pattern using natural coloured pencils to identify the natural materials.

To extend the experience we encouraged the children to identify the material used and how many of each material during conversation as the children drew their individual patterns. For example if the children where drawing a pattern and had drawn more than what was in the original real pattern we would ask the children to revisit the original with the image being drawn.  

The children write their name on all there works to support literacy and tell stories about their works which is recorded on their individual works.

This experiences supports numeracy, literacy, sensory, texture, smell, communication, listening, discussion, observation and focus to task, starting and completing task, enjoyment and pride of their individual efforts.













How this experience relates to the Early Years Learning Framework.

Outcome 3

  • Children accepted a new challenge, made new discoveries and celebrated their own efforts and achievements and those of others.
  • Children enjoyed moments of solitude
  • Children recognise their individual achievement
  • Children recognise the contributions they make to shared experiences
  • Children manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skill

Outcome 4

  • Children are curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning
  • Children persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement
  • Children persist even when they find a task difficult
  • Children apply a wide variety of thinking strategies to engage with situations and solve problems, and adapt these strategies to new situations
  • Children manipulate objects and experiment with cause and effect, trial and error, and motion
  • Children use reflective thinking to consider why things happen and what can be learnt from these experiences
  • Children engage with and co-construct learning
  • Children make connections between experiences, concepts and process

Outcome 5

  • Children interact with others to explore ideas and concepts, clarify and challenge thinking
  • Children listen and respond to sounds and patterns in speech, stories and rhymes in context
  • Children view and listen to printed, visual and multimedia texts and respond with relevant gestures, actions, comments and/or questions
  • Children actively use, engage with and share the enjoyment of language and texts in a range of ways
  • Children use creative arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, drama, dance, movement, music and storytelling to express ideas and make meaning