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P3C Blog – 9/10/20

Numeracy & Maths

This week we have continued learning about number bonds and using them to help us answer addition questions. If we want to work out 46 + 7, we can use number bonds to 7 and 10 to work it out: 7 = 4 + 3 / 46 + 4 = 50 (because 6 + 4 = 10) / then 50 + 3 = 53. This is quicker than counting in 1’s!

Class Comments:

  • “We have improved our number bonds”
  • “I can do number bonds to 100”
  • “Everyone has improved number bonds to 10 and 20”
  • “We enjoy playing around the world to help us learn our number bonds”

Things to do at home:

  • Keep on practising you skip counting for the numbers you have set as your target (you could do this walking up and down the stairs or down the street)
  • Find numbers and add them together (look at price tags, number plates, clocks etc. numbers are all around us)

The Windowless Ladder Cleaning Company were looking for more work, so we took a survey of the school building, counting windows, doors and down pipes. We used our tallying and creating pictograms skills to do this.

Class Comments:

  • “It was hard doing the tally outside because it was raining”
  • “I liked it because it was fun”
  • “My paper got wet”

Literacy

We have been reading Operation Night Monster. We used our prediction skills to work out what Ali would do differently the next night; using our prior knowledge and information from the book to make sensible predictions that are likely to happen. We have been learning how to write a summary. We thought about the main events and the beginning, middle and end of the book to help us write a summary.

Class Comments:

  • I thought he would do the same the next night – doing checks under the bed and his cupboard”
  • “We are getting better at predictions”
  • “We wrote what would happen the next night”

Things to do at home:

  • Try giving a summary of a book you have read / TV show you have just watched in 3 sentences (think: beginning / middle / end)
  • Ask questions about books you are reading / shows you are watching (there is a link below for questions you can ask before, during and after reading)

Our handwriting is getting neater because we are practising our cursive handwriting. This week we have added “t, n, h & m” to the letters we are practising.

Class Comments:

  • “we have done really well”
  • “we are writing words with the letters we have learned”
  • “we wrote words including London”

In Art we have been looking at the artist Paul Klee, discussing the quote “A line is a dot that has gone for a walk” talking about his paintings and using one of his techniques “Taking a Line for a Walk”. In music we have been making up songs using one of the songs from the Giraffe the Pelly and Me. We have also been sharing interesting facts the class have found out about giraffes, pelicans and monkeys.

Things to do at home:

  • Take a line for a walk and see what you can create!
  • Keep looking for interesting facts about giraffes, pelicans and monkeys to share with the class.

Class Comments:

  • “We have created animals using lines”
  • “We have made some pictures – some looked like the sea”

Today we got to use the loose parts equipment in the woodland area of the playground! It was a lot of fun!!!

Class Comments:

  • “It was lots of fun – I got my own base and sang my own songs”
  • “Me and my friends made up a song”
  • “We tobogganed down the mound”
  • “With loose parts you can build loads of cool stuff”
  • “We played Pokémon in the tunnel”
  • “It was lots of fun because we were playing games”
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