**Extending patterns - infants **

**Content for junior infant class**

*The child should be enabled to*

- Identify, copy and extend patterns in colour, shape and size using a range of objects, e.g. cubes or threading beads continue the pattern, what comes next?

*Pupils make their own patterns using gummed paper shapes; two colours, two shapes, two sizes.*

*Computer software can be used where appropriate discuss results.*

**Content for senior infant class**

The child should be enabled to

- Identify, copy and extend patterns in colour, shape, size and number (3-4 elements)?

Copy and extend patterns using beads and blocks, by drawing and colouring?

*e.g. 2 blue, 3 red; 3 circles, 1 square; 2 big beads, 1 small bead; red, blue, yellow**.* - Discover different arrays of the same number teacher makes a pattern (array) using a number of counters. The child creates a different array using the same number of counters e.g.
*how many different patterns of 10 can you make?**or**how many numbers can you arrange in pairs?* - Recognise patterns and predict subsequent numbers find the missing numbers: 2, 3, 4, _, 6, 7 and 10, 9, _, _, 6, 5, 4, 3, _ , _ ?