Friday, 19 September 2014

Friday 19th September

This week in English we have been retelling the story of ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’ using a story map. 
We made up our own actions to go with the story.  Ask your child to retell the story to you at home using the story map below.

In English ChIL we continued to use the story maps with lollystick puppets to retell the story.  We are getting to be expert in recalling the predictable phrasing in the story! 

This week in maths we have been using numicon to make number lines and to help us learn our number bonds. 
First we worked as a group to make a number line from 1 – 10. We thought about which are the bigger and smaller numbers and how this helps us work out where they go. We then worked as a group, ordering numbers to 10 and using post-its to label our number lines. We challenged ourselves to make numbers greater than 10 using the numicon.

We have also used the numicon to practise our number bonds of 10. We can also use our fingers! We recorded these number sentences using the + and = signs.

It is really useful to know your number bonds of 10! Here is a good game if you would like to practise at home:
We found how useful it is to know our number bonds of 10 when some of us challenged ourselves to work out number bonds of 20! We used the numicon to check our answers were correct.

On Thursday we wrote our own sentences to go with some pictures from ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’.  We had to remember to check if we had used
·         Capital letters
·         Finger spaces
·         Full stops
·         And……….does it make sense?

In ICT we went outdoors and hunted for treasure.  We worked in pairs  one of us gave instructions to a pirate robot to follow.  We could use the instructions forwards, backwards, left and right and the number of steps.  We recorded it as a set of instructions called an algorithm.


In geography we made our own group maps of the city of London and plotted famous London landmarks north and south of the River Thames.

We hope you have a great weekend!
The Year 1 Teachers