Now we understand our number bonds to 10 and how they work, we started exploring this using the Numicon. This was a very exploratory activity, with children fitting two pieces of Numicon together to see if it made 10!
When they found two pieces that made 10, they drew around them and wrote the appropriate number equation. All the children demonstrated super understanding of this, and I was very proud of them!
This week we have started learning about our number bonds to 10. To kick off this learning, we played a game where we got to make a mess and drop the counters!
Everyone had 10 counters- one side was red, and one side was yellow. When we dropped them, we had to count how many red counters we could see, and how many yellow counters we could see. Then we showed this pictorially on a ten frame! These showed us our number bonds to 10, as if there were 6 red sides there were 4 yellow sides, and so on.
We went back to a previous unit this week to remind ourselves of how to share things equally between groups (a precursor to formal division!)
We looked at the nursery rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’, and thought about which characters we could hear in the rhyme. The characters were then very lucky, and they found a bag of sweets! But how to share it? If one character ate all the sweets they would almost certainly get tummy ache. We spent some time thinking about this, and decided to give each character one sweet, one at a time. This made sure that the sweets were shared as equally as possible!
On Wednesday we sang Incy Wincy Spider, and played a game based on this song. It was called Water Spouts and Spider Silks, and was based on the game ‘Snakes and Ladders’. Children had to roll the dice and count that number of spaces. If they landed on a water spout they would slide all the way down, but if they landed on a spider silk it was super sticky and they could climb up it!
Our new role play has been revealed… it’s a Safari adventure!
Following on from our wonderful day at Woburn Safari Park, we have recreated this in our classroom. The Safari experience is complete with Jeep, jungle canopy, binoculars, animals, and photos from our school trip!
On Friday we had the best day… at Woburn Safari Park! This was our WOW day to introduce our new topic, ‘Rumble in the Jungle’.
We started off with a trip around the safari park on the coach. We saw zebras, lions, tigers, bears, wolves, elephants, ostriches, antelopes and (our favourite part)… monkeys! The monkeys climbed all the way onto the roof of our coach and one of them left a little present for us too…
Once we got off the coach we had a picnic in the grounds of the safari park. Then it was on to the sealion cove to see the show! We saw an amazing sealion called Kia, who showed us all about how important it is to look after the planet and recycle, as well as making us laugh a lot! After that we went off to find the animals in the park. We went to the ‘farmyard friends’ area and saw goats, a horse, and a donkey. We saw penguins, and met one very cheeky chappy in particular. Then we went through the lemur enclosure and got up close and personal with them!
We also went on the train that took us around the park. We had to go really slowly past the alpacas so we didn’t scare them. Everyone loved being on the train!
After that it was time to go home. While we sad to be leaving, it was a very long day and everyone was very tired! Lots of us had a nap on the way home…
In maths this week, we have been looking back at our prior knowledge of length and measuring.
We were then presented with a very big problem… in our big picture, there was a shop, but the shop didn’t have a car park! Where are we supposed to park when we go shopping?
We decided to create our own car parks for all the differently sized cars visiting the car park. We used the cubes to help us measure each car, to find out how big the space needed to be. We then used the cubes to help us draw the spaces!
We have been busy junk modelling this week to create our very own pirate ships! We used lots of different materials and recyclable items to form the body of the boat, a mast, and sails. Some people even included windows and a plank to walk!