After a very busy last week at school and a lovely Christmas holiday we are all well rested and ready for another busy term. This term we are looking at traditional tales, multiplication, division, time, the history of our school and the properties of different materials. So we have lots to look forward to.
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This week we started to look at money. We have been making different amounts and counting up totals.
Dig out your spare change and see how many different ways you can make 50p.
🧐Can you make it with 1 coin, 3 coins or even 10 coins? 🧐
Can you make any other amounts in different ways ?
Here is a list of some KS1 appropriate maths apps, games and resources for pupils to practice and improve their skills at home as requested by many parents at parents evening.
Some of the games may be compatible with tablets and Ipads and some will require Flashplayer and will only work on a PC. Allow the pupils to try them out and see which they prefer – any extra practice will boost their confidence and mental calculation speed which will be of great benefit to them for now and the future.
- NationalNumeracy Parent Toolkit has a wealth of tips and advice for parents. http://www.nnparenttoolkit.org.uk/
- OxfordOwl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home. http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths-owl/maths
- Maths 4Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of3-and-11-years old. http://www.maths4mumsanddads.co.uk/index.php
- Nrich.A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents ofKey Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1′ http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
- List ofMaths Websites for Children
This week we enjoyed a visit from some feathered friends. We had a great time and found out lots of facts. We are going to write some super non-chronological reports all about owls using the facts we gathered. Thank you for the contributions to allow this wonderful visit to take place. Look how much fun we all had! Twit twoo!
We’ve set up an ant colony to observe a micro habitat.
Can you spot the Queen Ant?
Today we used the iPads to locate the River Wyre. We used google earth to zoom in and observe features along the river banks. We saw caravan parks, businesses, footpaths, houses and farms. We discussed why people might choose to settle along river banks.
We have been having fun practicing our balls skills. We had to travel in different ways, find spaces, balance and control the ball. Balls were rolling everywhere, but we had a great time!