4B have been adding 4 digit numbers. We started using the dienes to help us represent the numbers that were being added, before moving on to drawing them as a picture to solve the problem.
The teaching of Maths has changed a lot over the years and we are aware that your child will be learning in very different ways to how you were taught at school!
Your child will be coming home with a ‘Parents Guide to Maths’ for their year group, outlining the expectations for the year, what they will be taught and how you can support their understanding at home.
The leaflet covers all the areas of Maths, with examples and diagrams to help you. You can download the leaflets for all the year groups below.
Today, we visited the British Museum to see some real Ancient Egyptian artefacts.
We saw sphinxes, sarcophagus, canopic jars, shabtis, mummies and the Rosetta Stone.
Today, we went on an educational visit to the Horniman Museum! We took part in a workshop all about toys from around the world! Use the pictures below to help you tell someone all about our day! Use ‘first, next, then, after that and finally’ to help you sequence the events from our day.
What was your favourite part of the day?
Today 2S went on an educational visit to the Horniman Museum. After a long but very sensible wait in the pouring rain for our bus, we were on our way to the museum.
Once we got there, we took part in a workshop all about toys from around the world.
First we sat down and listened to a story. Can you remember the story the teacher told us?
Then we had a chance to play with and look at lots of different toys. We looked closely at toys made from recycled materials, we experimented with push and pull toys. We also looked at toys you can tell stories with and that were for hand eye coordination and learning.
Then we had lunch!
“My favourite part of the day was lunch and my favourite toy was the tractor that had spinning wheels and knocking bits.” – Edmond
“I like the little red riding hood because it turned into granny and the wolf” – Elizabeth
“My favourite bit of the day was when we were doing our toy workshop” – Diana
“My favourite part of the day was sitting on the bus with Hasan. We played rock paper scissors. ” – Kaiden
“I liked the part when we were playing with the toys. My favourite toy was the ladder that the man moved down.” – Noah
“I liked the toy when you get the ball in the cup.” – Tia
“My favourite toy was the toy that moved the two tin cans. You can roll them on the floor and they make a nice music sound.” – Amari
“I liked the aeroplane toy.” – Cruise
“I liked the toy that had the crocodile and the man.” – Ralphie
“My favourite toy was the jacobs ladder that flips down.” – Jake
“I like the giraffe toy made of flip flops and the push toy that makes the man go floppy.” – Adam
“I liked lunch and the bus journey” – Eden
“I liked the toy where you take out all the girls layers the russian doll and I liked the giraffe and the rhino made out of flip flops and the worry dolls.” – Shziyrah
“I liked everything!” – Keyon
We’ve been using dienes to add numbers!
In Year 1 we have been thinking about rhyming words. We have all enjoyed singing the Big Pig song. We have talked about what jigs and figs are. We have made our own rhyming books.
Tomorrow you will be taking home your gruffalo puppet theatre!
Can you use your theatre to tell the story of the gruffalo to someone at home?
This week we have also been making changes to the story – share your changes with someone at home.
What other characters could you include? You could write or tell your own version at home with even more new characters. Who else lives in the deep dark woods?
Did you know that we all have an invisible bucket? Its purpose is to hold your good thoughts and feelings about yourself. You feel happy and good when your bucket is full, and you feel sad and lonely when your bucket is empty. This week in Purple Class we have thinking of ways we can fill our own bucket and other peoples buckets too.