It’s our class assembly tomorrow at 9am. Please drop your child off at normal at 8.40am in class and then make your way around to the front of school where you will be let in to the hall. Make sure you are not late, we don’t want anyone to miss their moment to shine! I hope to see you all there!
Well, the temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius today, we could certainly feel the heat. So at story time we went and sat under one of our trees in the outdoor area and had some stories in the shade. We really enjoyed joining in with the story The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Oi! Get off our train by John Burningham.
Ivy threaded the laces through the threading board but there was a problem, her laces weren’t long enough. So Ivy went back and pulled the laces tightly so that there were no loops and her lace could reach the end, great perseverance Ivy!
We have also been looking at building teen numbers with Numicon this week. We were looking at teen numbers and thinking carefully about what the 1 stood for in a teen number. We found out that to make 14 it wasn’t a 1 and a 4 (as that makes 5) but actually it was a 10 and a 4. We decided that the zero from 10 must be hiding behind the 4! After building the teen number with Numicon we then partitioned it on our whiteboards. Some children could even partition higher numbers. Here are some of our photos:
Gerardas, Aarav and Max learnt how to add by counting on. They could even write the ‘switcher’ e.g 2+3 =5 and 3+2=5. They were really proud when we went to visit Mr Spink and he gave them a reward wristband each for their fantastic learning! We definitely have some amazing mathematicians in our class- keep up the good work boys!
What is counting on?
If for example we have 5 pink cubes and 2 blue cubes we can count on from the bigger number to find out how many cubes we have altogether so 5… Count on…6,7!