The children are all excited about their visit to the Library in the morning. The weather forecast is promising and looks dry. I have reminded all children to bring a coat with a hood just in case and wear their usual sensible school shoes – no wellies please.
We will be setting off just after registration so please try to arrive promptly in the morning. Thank you to the parent and grandparent volunteers.
Photographs to follow.
The children have been exploring the concept of addition through identifying the parts that make the whole.
The parts are four and two. The whole is six.
Four plus two is equal to six.
The children are encouraged to speak in full sentences and have been using a range of objects e.g fruit, pencils, toys etc and practical mathematics resources to represent these concepts.
The Year One pupils have been finding out about doubling and halving.
We have found out that double means two equal groups added together.
The Reception pupils have also worked on this concept by finding two matching Numicon pieces (the same as…) and then counting how many altogether.
We have been exploring halves of a number using fruit, cubes, pencils and lots of other practical equipment. Halving means when the whole has been shared into two equal groups.
Our new R.E. topic is ‘Belonging’.
The children have been thinking about the different groups they belong to, for example Rainbows, Beavers, swimming groups, our school and our own class. We have also discussed how it feels to belong to a group.
We have talked about how it is important to welcome new members to our groups and this has been a good chance to think about how we can welcome the new member to our class.
Here are some of the ways the children have suggested we can make one another feel welcome.
Smiling, sharing, asking someone to play, helping one another, always treating one another with respect with our words and actions and to follow Jesus’ example by our love and kindness for one another.
You can see some of these examples as we work and play together at school.
A child in the class has mislaid a new jumper at the beginning of the week and another one today (the first jumper did not have a name on).
I have checked throughout the classroom and down the corridor and so presume the jumper has gone home with a different child.
Please check the jumper which came home with your child today to ensure it was the correct one.
We are encouraging the children to take responsibility for their own jumpers and cardigans and hang them on their pegs when they take them off.
Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly named.
Here are some video links to the songs we have been singing in our Maths lessons this week.
The children love them!
Reception – Three Blind Mice
Year 1 – Odd and Even Song
Homework to be coming out after school today.
Maths for Reception – Complete the number line.
Year 1 – Working on number bonds to 7. Completing the whole-part-part model.
Reception and Year 1 Handwriting Sheets.