MP1 have been very busy practising our skills this week, in our very own obstacle course inspired by the Olympics. First we tested out the different equipment Professor Spark sent us. We asked lots of enquirer questions; Can we throw it? Catch it? Jump over it? After we had explored all the equipment we began practising our skills – just like real Olympians! Finally we showed our understanding by creating our own obstacle course, ready to be tested out by our teammates.
In LITERACY we have been practising our communication skills whilst learning all about instructions. We discovered that instructions use a lot of bossy language. It is also very important to sequence the instructions correctly. Otherwise, you get all jumbled up! We thought of our own bossy verbs to help us make a jam sandwich. It was more challenging than we thought but the final result was very yummy indeed!
In MATHS we started the week by learning to recognise more and less than a given number. We checked our understanding by placing each number in the correct order on a number line. Towards the end of the week we began to look more closely at ‘teen’ numbers and how they are made. We made our own ‘teen’ numbers using different coloured cubes to support our learning; making a tower of ten then adding more e.g. 10 and 3 more makes 13. Well done!
In LITERACY we have been listening and talking about different stories: The Pet Who Flew. There Is No Such Thing As A Dragon and The Lion In The Meadow.
We worked very hard to come up with our own version of the story and had a go writing them down.
In MATHS we explored a lot with the bead strings we made last week. We learned about a new skill: estimating. Can you do that, too?
We also learned about number value and counting in tens and units. The children know a great way to switch from tens to units!