MP1 received a puzzling message from Professor Spark at the start of the week. We had to use our brains to work out what to do with all the equipment she had left lying around school. Luckily, MP1 is full of good thinkers! We practised lots of different skills and though it was tricky at first we soon noticed the more we practised the more we were improving. We created our own obstacle course and tested them out on each other. We used all the knowledge we had learnt about instructions in Literacy to help our friends complete the course. Professor Spark would be proud!
In MATHS we have been learning all about numbers. We have been practising counting different amounts and putting numbers in the correct place on a number line. We also practised to find one more and one less on a number line. We had lots of fun and really challenge ourselves. We’ll work more on numbers next week!
In LITERACY we have been practising our communication skills whilst learning all about instructions. We learned some new verbs and we discovered that instructions use a lot of bossy language. It is also very important to sequence the instructions correctly using time connectives like First, Next, Then, Finally. At the end of the week we had a go in writing our own instructions for our obstacle courses!
In MATHS we have been busy partitioning numbers into tens and ones. This can help us when adding larger numbers together. We also practised finding 10 more or 10 less than a given number. 100 squares came in very handy when the numbers got a bit tricky but we were resilient and kept trying.
In LITERACY we have been learning all about instructions. Did you know instructions help us to do lots of things like playing games, cooking and fixing things. Sequencing instructions is very important if you want to get things right! We practised sequencing instructions to help us play snap. Adding time connectives helps keep things in the right order. You have to be bossy too. We tried being bossy by teaching our partner to draw a monkey. They had to listen really carefully and we had to include lots of detail to help. All this really helped us when we made our own board games with animal spinners. Some of us even created our own rules.