This week we’ve been reading Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins. The wonderful illustrations in the story are full of patterns, repeating patterns and interesting shapes. The main character, Rosie, is a hen and she has a tessellation of chevrons on her tail and this inspired us to try our own tessellation activity. The colours we used are inspired by the illustrations too. Building an understanding of the properties of shapes is a key skill in early numeracy and with this investigation you also end up with some beautiful artwork. A tessellation is a pattern that is made by fitting shapes together, without any gaps.