Divisions, pirate stories and Grace O’Malley
Friday 8th July | 4 comments
We have been busy doing lots of practical dividing in our maths lessons. The children had to solve lots of pirate problems using division e.g Captain Redbeard has 12 treasure chests. He shares them between 3 pirates. How many will they get each? We then moved onto looking at the links between division and multiplication e.g. 3×5=15 and 15 shared by 3=5. They used known multiplication facts to solve division calculations on number triangles.
In literacy the children have been writing their own pirate stories. They worked as a group to plan their story and used a story mountain to draw the main parts including characters, setting, problem and solution. They then used this plan to write their own stories.
In our handwriting lessons we have been joining CVC words. In our phonics sessions we are continuing to focus on reading and writing high frequency words.
In history we have been learning about the famous female pirate Grace O’Malley. What facts can your child remember about her?
Next week we are having an exciting Olympics week and the children will be learning about the history of the games and lots of facts about Brazil. They will even be learning how to samba dance. The week will end with a fun carnival. A letter was sent home last week with all of the details.
We are taking our class photographs on Tuesday morning and remember it is sports day on Wednesday.
(Sorry about the lack of photographs this week but we have had a problem uploading them).
Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team