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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

4 responses to “Divisions, pirate stories and Grace O’Malley”

  1. Kirsty (Charlie's mummy) says:

    Charlie has been telling us about number triangles and story mountains, it will be great to see and hear your stories! It sounds very exciting for next week, I would love to go to Brazil and the carnival!

  2. Karen Chaudhari (Nathan's Mum) says:

    WOW, another busy and exciting week in Year 1! Nathan has told us all about Grace O’Malley and how she cut her hair to make her look like a man, so that she could sail the pirate ship.

    Enjoy learning about the Olympics…Nathan would like to run as fast as some of the sprinters!

  3. Anna says:

    Olivia enjoyed learning about Grace O’malley, and told us excitingly how she cut her hair to look like a man so she could be a sailer,because girls weren’t allow to sail!!! Olivia told us she’d been on a plane to the Amazon rainforest…. Olivia told us that there are no bridges in the Amazon, and that the Amazon river is the second longest in the world! She also mentioned that the Amazon has fish with the sharpest teeth you’ve ever seen !!!!!

  4. Carolyn (Florrie's mummy) says:

    Florrie told me that Grace O’Malley died when she was 70 even though being a pirate was very dangerous. She told me that everyone on the ship knew she was a woman and her father was one of her crew. She just had to be in disguise on shore. She was also a mum and had 4 children. Sounds like a very interesting way to live!

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