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Subtraction and Addition Number sentences to try this week…

Roll a die and count the number of spots on the die. Next, roll the die again. You can choose to either add or take away the numbers. Try alternating between each concept to help with understanding and recognition of different operational signs. To extend this further, place any number above 10 in your head. You need to remember to ‘lock’ this in your head. Next, roll the die and whatever number is shown on the die, please place on your fingers. Lastly, count on or back from the number that you put in your head on each finger e.g. 16-3, put 16 in your head and get 3 fingers to count back on.

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Dinosaur ice eggs!

This week we focused on the author Mick Inkpen. We read the story ‘A year with Kipper’ and wrote about what Kipper does in the different weathers. We also read the story ‘Blue Balloon’ and used paper mache to make our own blue balloons. We really enjoyed getting messy and sticky!

In maths with have been continuing with addition and subtraction problems, this week we learnt about using a number line to help us solve the questions.

We learnt about snow and ice this week and discussed the different ways it can melt. We then found some ice dinosaur eggs outside and needed to release the dinosaurs so we experimented with different ways of melting the ice. We tried using salt, a hairdryer, holding it in our hands and putting the eggs by the radiator. The boys enjoyed exploring how the ice felt and watching it start to melt and turn to water!

Star boy week beginning:  30.01.17

Monday: Alexis

Tuesday: Aydin

Wednesday: Bosco

Thursday: Charlie

Friday: Christopher

Could you please research one type of weather and bring in some facts to share.

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Maths Challenge- Subtraction

Roll a 1-6 die, count the number of spots on the die and remember this number. Next, roll the die again. If the number is smaller than the first then subtract that number (using your fingers) and write a number sentence. If the second number is bigger then the first, then swap the numbers around. To extend this further, place any number above 10 in your head. You need to remember to ‘lock’ this in your head. Next, roll the die and whatever number is shown on the die, please place on your fingers. Lastly, count back from the number that you put in your head on each finger e.g. start with 15 in your head and count back 14, 12, 13 etc on your fingers. 

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Noah’s Ark

On Monday we read the story ‘Noah’s ark’ and talked about flooding. We also talked about how different people have different beliefs, relating it to World religion day. We then had a go at writing the story of Noah’s ark in our neatest writing so we can put it on display for our drop in session. I was so impressed with all the boys writing, they are trying really hard to use their phonic knowledge to write words, remember finger spacing, capital letters and full stops. The boys made some of their own arks:

We have started sewing and have been making rain drops to go under our cotton wall clouds.

We started cooking with Mrs Curran (our new parent helper) this week. The boys are going to take turns each Monday to participate. They made cute hedgehogs by using a pear and grapes.

We had a go at using our fingers to work out the answers to some subtractions sums.

Here we are testing out our kites we made last week:

 

Star boy week beginning: 23.01.17

Monday: Tom

Tuesday: Thomas K

Wednesday: Thomas S

Thursday: William

Friday: Zachary

 

Please bring a picture or photo of you and your family over the Christmas holidays to share with the class.

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Maths Challenge!

The Maths Challenge this week is:

Roll a 1-6 die, count the number of spots on the die and place this number on your fingers. Next add 1,2 ,3 or 4 to that number using your remaining fingers. Finally record your findings as a number sentence. To extend this further, place a number between 10-19 in your head. You need to remember to ‘lock’ this in your head and then add a single digit number by counting on using your fingers.

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Welcome Back!

To start our new topic ‘Weather’ we read the story ‘The wind blew’ and had a go at writing about the story and making our own version. We looked at the different verbs in the story and tried to use them in our writing. We also made kites that we will fly in the wind next week.

Our role play area is now a Weather station where the boys can find out about weather and pretend to be a weatherman.

In maths this week we looked at addition using various methods such as counting on our fingers and multi-link. Next week we will be looking at subtraction.

Our core value focus this half term is: be kind and respect the rights of others. The boys have been thinking about the different ways we can be kind and respect each other.

We were all very happy to see snow on Friday, it fitted in well with our weather topic! The boys had some fun outside, exploring the ice and snow.

Star boy week beginning: 16.01.17

Monday: Hasan

Tuesday: Jax

Wednesday: Oliver

Thursday: Priyan

Friday: Seth

 

Please bring a picture or photo of you and your family over the Christmas holidays to share with the class.