Monday, 9 October 2017

Friday 6th October

This week in maths we began the week by comparing objects using the vocabulary equal to, more, less, greater than and fewer than.  We looked at some pictures and had to say which had more or less.  When using bigger numbers we had to remember to do careful counting not sloppy.






On Tuesday we then compared two using the vocabulary equal to, more, less, greater than and fewer than.
At the end of the lesson we looked at this problem and talked about it with our learning partners.
Which statement is incorrect ?
8 is more than 4
7 is less than 10
3 is more than 6

Prove it.








On Wednesday we began by looking at this number line and using our knowledge of numbers from 0-10 we put 5, 9 and 2 in the correct order and position on the number lin
After we learnt how to use a number line.  We were asked how many jumps from 4 to 8  We put our left index finger on the first number given (4) and used our right index finger to move  forwards along the number line to the second number given (8).  We had to remember the first jump was from 4 to 5. 









We were then asked how many jumps from 9 to 6?  We put our right index finger on the first number given (9) and used our left index finger to move backwards along the number line to the second number given (6).  We had to remember the first jump was from 9 to 8.









You may like your child to practise this at home they master this skill.
They must remember to never cross their arms when moving along a number line and never count the first number as a jump but I am sure your children will tell you this!








 At the end of the week using a number line we had to apply our knowledge of more and less.  Can your child circle the number 7, underline a number greater than seven, draw an arrow to the number that is one less than five.
photos of examples       0 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10







This week in English we returned to our learning about Lullabyhullabaloo. First we thought about the different characters and we worked in groups to think up actions for them. Then we demonstrated our actions to the rest of the class and they had to guess which character we were playing.
We have also been writing part of the story. We started with:
The sun is down, the moon is up. It is bedtime for the little Princess. But outside the castle…

We then decided who was keeping the princess awake and continued the story, using the repetitive refrains from the book. As always, we tried to remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops and to use our phoneme fingers to help to spell words. Some of us challenged ourselves to include question marks and exclamations marks too. At home you could ask your child to continue the story, using the story start above. They could either tell you the story or write it down. The children are very welcome to bring any writing into school to share with the class! 

In D&T we have been busy planning and designing our royal carriages.  Thank you for sending in the boxes. 





On Friday afternoon we painted the body of our carriage and look forward to decorating it next week.











Today we have also enjoyed a castle chil. 







We hope that you enjoy the movie night this evening and have a good weekend. We look forward to seeing you at our class assembly next week. 

Year One Team