Division, a treasure hunt and a giant egg!
Friday 17th March | No comments yet
We have had a very eggciting week!! We received a letter from Doris saying she had laid her egg in our school grounds but couldn’t remember where. She left us some clues to read and we had lots of fun following them. At the end of the hunt was a beautiful blue egg. We carried it carefully back to our room and made it a comfy nest. We then worked hard writing lots of questions about the egg and drawing pictures of what we thought was inside it. “Is it a lizard?” “I think it is a scaly chameleon.” “I think there is a whale in the egg.” The children also had fun making their own nests and writing messages for Doris which they put inside special eggs. The next day the egg had hatched and inside we found even more clues – blood, slimy snot, a tooth, a claw and some burnt paper and another letter from Doris. How exciting – a baby dragon called Dougie had been living in our room!! Doris made us a video (see below). We then all wrote letters to Doris, she came back and took them and left us another letter and the book ‘Zog’ to read. A brilliant week of Literacy with so much fun and learning taking place.
In maths this week we have been learning about multiplication and arrays. The children enjoyed printing their own arrays and making arrays on peg boards.
Some children still need to work on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Can these songs help?
We then looked at division and the children have been taught how to record division calculations and how to use the symbol ÷. The children enjoyed doing lots of practical division and sharing eggs between hens and egg boxes. “Share 12 eggs between 3 egg boxes.” Click here for a fun game. Some children also looked at grouping objects into sets. Click here for a game.
Our phonic focus this week was:
Just a reminder that we are all heading to the school farm on Tuesday so please make sure your child has a pair of wellies in school. Thank you.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you at Parents’ Evening next week.
The Year One Team.