## Thursday, 29 March 2018

### Thursday 29th March

 This week in maths we have been consolidating our mathematical learning.
On Monday we revisited our learning on counting in 1s, 2s, 10s and 5s.  We continued a number track, we solved the missing numbers on a number track and on a number grid and some of us challenged ourselves to work out the numbers on a partially marked number line.

 On Tuesday we revisited our learning about equals to.
We asked the question does the = sign always have to be at the end of a calculation?
Eg 12 + 2 = 14  or 14 = 12 + 2.
Some of us used the scales.  We chose a Numicon piece eg 5.  We put the 5 on one side of the scales then thought of a pair of numbers that would balance the scales because they were equal to 5.  Eg 1+4, 2+3.
Some of us tried the following calculations. Both sides of the equals sign must be equal to each other.

20 = 4 + ?

4 + 6 = ?  +  ?

12 + 4 = 8 + ?

Look at our wonderful inventions!

Next term our topic is 'Global Gardens'. The children will be making a fabric collage, inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. During the holidays maybe your child may have time to sketch a picture of their favourite Easter flowers. We will also be taking part in Sustainable St Albans Week. Please could you send in a cereal box and two plastic drinking bottles for your child to re-use into wonderful new things! We will also be learning about rain forests and becoming authors and making our own books, filled with interesting information. During the holidays you might like to research some information for your child to share. A good website is  https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/search/rainforest/ or Thank you.

Have a wonderful Easter break!
The year One Team