Friday, 13 March 2015

Friday 13th March

This week in English we have begun learning about non –chronological texts.  We watched a RSPCA video-clip about what pets need.  We then worked in threes and recorded as many things from the clip that we could remember.  Ask your child what they can remember.

On Friday we looked at a PowerPoint presentation about Mrs Roberson’s cat Norman.  After reading the information we then had to write our own sentences about what Norman needs to be healthy and happy.
This week in maths we have been learning about the opposite of multiplication – division. First we learnt what the symbol of division is, we then read division number sentences and worked out the answer by counting out the relevant number of objects, drawing groups and sharing the objects equally between those groups.


The next day we used Numicon to answer our division number sentences. For example, we solved 8 ÷ 2 = by first getting out a 8 piece of Numicon.  Then we covered it in 2s of Numicon. We then counted how many groups of 2 we needed to cover the Numicon. In this example the answer was 4. The picture below probably explains this better!

On Friday we used our learning of division to solve division word problems. Examples of problems we solved were:
A farmer has 6 cows. He puts them in 2 fields. How many cows in each field?
Mrs Bootle has 30 carrots. She shares them equally between 10 horses. How many does each horse have?  
The zoo keeper has 25 bananas. He shares them equally between 5 monkeys. How many does each monkey eat?
The children drew pictures, used Numicon or cubes, or used their number facts to solve the problems. You can see how important learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s is! 
It was great to see so many of you at our assembly on Thursday and then in the classrooms afterwards.  We felt very proud of the children and sure you felt the same.  It is wonderful to see the children perform so confidently.

Thanks to everyone for making Comic Relief such a success.

Have a lovely weekend - particularly all the mums!

The Year One Teachers.