Friday, 6 July 2018

Friday 6th July

We had a great day out at Childwickbury learning from real artists. Look at our photos and ask your child what was their favourite part of the day. 

This week in maths we have been learning about money. 
On Monday we looked at a selection of coins from 1p to £2 and notes from £5 to £50 and said how much each coin was worth. We talked about how many 1ps in different amounts.

Later we used our skill of counting in 2s, 10s and 5s to count the amounts given and to make amounts. We also compared amounts using the words and symbols for more, less and equal to. You may like to help your child practice at home using real money. 

Follow the link to choose from a variety of money games to play.

This week we have been learning a new story – The Giant Jam Sandwich. First we listened to the story and then we drew a story map. This is when we draw 10-12 simple pictures to remind ourselves of the main events. Please look at the example below and ask your child to tell you the story.

The next day we ‘stepped the story’. We used our story maps and worked in pairs to retell the story. When we step we only short phrases as we are trying to learn the sequence of the story. Here is an example of part of the stepping script:

Hot day
Wasps flew
Wasps buzzed
Chased farmers
Stung Swell
Wasps dived, hummed, buzzed

Ask your child to use the story map to show you how we step the story.

Finally, we have been working in pairs to tell the story. We pass a bean bag to each other to help us remember when it is our turn to listen and speak. When we are telling the story we try and use lots of expression to make our story interesting to listen to. If we cannot remember parts of the story we can pass the bean bag to our partner – we are good learning partners!

We also stepped the story to help us embed it in our minds so next week we can write our own class version and then our own version.

In art this week we painted our clay mini-beasts.  Next week we will finish them off ready to be displayed for Open Evening.

Have a great weekend in the sun!
The Year One Team