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How far can you stretch a Curly Wurly?

Friday 10th July | 3 comments

This week we have been thinking about our time in Year 1 and moving onto Year 2. We began the week by discussing everything we have done this year and we were amazed by the list – what an action packed year we’ve had! The children then wrote about what they have enjoyed. This piece of writing will go into a folder that they started in nursery and will move up with them throughout school. They all had a giggle at the drawing that they did at the end of nursery! We then did a circle time focussing on Year 2 – how are we feeling? What are we looking forward to? We then wrote speech bubbles with our wishes for Year 2.

We have had lots of practical measuring fun in our maths lessons. We were set 4 maths challenges and worked in our hive groups to solve them.

Challenge 1 – How long can you stretch a Curly Wurly? Can you use a ruler to measure how many centrimetres long it is?

Challenge 2 – Can you make your own measuring cup and write a scale on it using millilitres?

Challenge 3 – Can you make different length play dough snakes? Can you make them 10cm/20cm/50cm or 100cm?

Challenge 4 – Can you make play dough balls that weigh 10g/20g/30g or 50g?

The children worked well and are now measuring more accurately using standard units. They’ve brought their measuring cups home so they can measure drinks and other liquids around their house. Have fun measuring!

In geography we have been learning all about the World. We have been looking at globes, maps, atlases and google earth. We have been finding and naming continents, oceans and seas. What can your child remember?

It was lovely to see so many parents and siblings at our sharing sessions. We hope you enjoyed looking at your child’s work.

Remember that it is sports day next Thursday. Your child has brought home a letter saying which Rugby World Cup team they are in. It should be a fun day.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

3 responses to “How far can you stretch a Curly Wurly?”

  1. peterharris says:

    Those look like very interesting and educational maths investigations. Fantastic photos too!

  2. Katie NW's Mum says:

    What fabulous measuring fun you have had.
    Were the challenges difficult? Did you have to keep tryong to get them right?
    Well done Year 1

  3. Katie NW's Dad says:

    I think I am going to try the curly wurly challenge.
    Did you get to eat it afterwards?

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