This week in maths we have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We listened to 2p, 5p and 10p coins dropping into a tin and worked out how much money it was. From this we started to see the connection between lots of, or groups of, and multiples of a number. So we know that 4 lots of 2p = 8 etc.
We have also marked the multiples of 2, 5 and 10 on a hundred square and we looked for the patterns. We could see that the multiples of 2 are all even numbers, the multiples of 10 all end in a zero and the multiples of 5 end in a zero or a five. We could see that the number ten is a multiple of 2, 5 and 10 but the number 25 is only a multiple of 5.
We then learnt about the symbol for multiplication and represented multiplication number sentences in different ways.
Maybe you could help your child practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and help them count up to see how many groups of 5 are in 35 etc.
This week in English we have continued our learning about poetry. On Monday we wrote our own poems entitled 'The Farmyard'. We had to follow the pattern of the original poem. We had to remember to use number words, describing words and verbs and also to start a new line after each sentence just like a real poet. We also had to remember our 'non negotiables' - full stops, finger spaces, capital letters and use our phoneme fingers to spell. After writing each sentence we had to check it made sense.
On Tuesday after our teachers had marked our work we had to make improvements to make our poems even better. We also used a checklist to see which 'non negotiables' we had remembered to include.
On Thursday we enjoyed World Book Day and dressing up as our favourite animal characters and talking about the reasons we like them.
On Friday we wrote our poems in our best handwriting for a class anthology. We had to remember to sit our letters on the line, remember to think about the size and position of our between the line letters, ascenders and descenders correctly. Our anthology of farmyard poems will be put in our class box corners for everyone to read.
In phonics we revisited our learning about the ‘igh’ and ‘ie’ phonemes and have learnt another way of spelling this sound – i-e. This is a split digraph, where the ‘magic e’ changes the sound of the i to its letter name – I. Words we have been segmenting, blending, reading and writing include: slide, polite, glide and inside.
In science we named and identified a range of animals. Then we talked about five groups animals belong to - mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish. After we thought about what makes a fish a fish, a mammal a mammal and a bird a bird?
You may like to follow the link we used in class.
Have a great weekend.
The Year One teachers