Another fantastic week in the Hedgehogs! Have a look below to find out what we have been doing this week!
In our Maths work this week, we have been working on numbers from 11-19. We have been using tens and ones to represent these numbers. We have been doing lots of counting this week and when counting objects from 11-19, we know that we can count objects much easier if we count from 10 and count the remaining ones. We have also talked about how the numbers 11-19 all have a 1 as the first digit, as that is the number of tens, and the second digit is the number of ones. Can you have a go at identifying the numbers below, by counting the number of tens first, and then the number of ones?
You can also play the games below to help you practise counting using tens and ones!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball (Remember to go on either the first or second level)
In our English work this week, we have been boxing up and sequencing the story of the Giraffe and the Elephant. Our story map and model text was muddled up by Mr Armishaw's dog, and the children had to put the story back together again! We then wrote up the story in our own words, using a word mat. Look at the word mat below, can you write a sentence about the story of the Giraffe and the Elephant, using the word mat to help you?
We also learned in our SPAG lesson this week, about how we use the suffix -ed to make a verb become a verb in the past tense. The special rule is that if you want to change a verb to become the past tense, you add -ed, even if it makes a 't', 'd' or 'id' sound. Click here for a game to help with understanding how to add -ed to verbs - https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/more-suffixes/verb-vikings. (Click "Games" and then go to "Drop or do nothing")
In our Topic this week, we have been focusing on making maps of Kenya. We have been using Google Earth to explore Kenya from Space to identify the climate and environment of Kenya. Feel free to use it here!
The children were tasked with creating their own climate maps of Kenya using materials that we had in the classroom. The children used sand to represent deserts, hay to represent savannas, green tissue paper to represent rainforests, and blue tissue paper to represent water. Here are our maps below!
We also looked at finding physical features of Kenya, using maps to help us! In Kenya, there are lakes, rivers, oceans, beaches, mountains, deserts, savannas, grassland, rainforests, valleys and so much more! Can you use the map below to identify the different physical features of Kenya? I have put some keywords below the map to help you!
lake, river, ocean, beach, mountain, desert, savanna, rainforest
KS1 Sports Event
Thank you to those who shared their interest in attending the Year 1 & 2 Sports Hall event next week. The children have now been selected and informed. If your child hasn't been selected this time, there will be other opportunities throughout the year.
What a fantastic week Hedgehogs! See you next week!