Story time in the shade

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. 



Sports Day- Monday 8th June 1.15pm start

Don’t forget, it is Reception’s Sports Day on Monday at 1.15pm. Please come along to support the children, they would love to see you there if you can make it! 

If you haven’t already brought in your coloured t-shirt please make sure that you remember it for Monday. Your child has already been told which colour they will need to bring in. 

There will also be a parents race so make sure that you wear your trainers! 

Partitioning numbers to understand their place value

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: 


Counting on… 


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!