Another fantastic week Hedgehogs! It is crazy to think that already we are halfway into this mini-term already. Look below to find out what fantastic learning we have been doing this week.
In our Maths learning this week, we have consolidated our understanding of numbers up to 20, and we have focused on what the number 20 means. We learned that we can make 20 in lots of different ways; using numicons, tens and ones, ten frames, number beads, and more ways! Look below to see pictures of our class making 20 in many different ways. We remembered that 20 is made up of 2 tens added together.
We also have been learning about how to use a number line, but rather than using number lines to 10, we have pushed the number line further to 20! We have been trying to find missing numbers on a number line, by working out how far numbers are away from 0, 10 and 20 to help us. Look at the number lines below. Can you work out the missing numbers, using the lines and the existing numbers to help you?
In our English learning, we have been innovating the story of The Giraffe and the Elephant. As a class, we changed the characters, the setting, and the build-up section of the story. Can you tell your grown-ups what parts of the story did we change? On Thursday, we then worked in pairs to create some fantastic sentences about parts of our innovate. Look at the story map below, can you tell your grown-ups what happened in our new innovate? Can you write a sentence to describe the characters in our innovate? (Excuse the very bad drawings!)
In our Geography learning this week, we have been looking at maps of Kenya, and maps of the UK. We learned about what makes the UK a country and we learned that the UK is made up of 4 countries; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We had to stick the parts of the UK back together again, using a map to help us. We learnt this song to help us remember it! Click here to view it on Youtube.
We then looked at different types of maps of Kenya and the UK and created a key from this. We talked about how we can work out things from a map by looking at the key. Look at the maps below of the UK and Kenya. Can you identify which symbols show a river, mountains, landmarks, and the capital cities?
In our Art lesson this week, the children were painting their names using a new technique called "Lego Printing". They were painting lego pieces using primary colours and secondary colours, and were painting the letters of their names. Here are pictures below if you want to see what we got up to!
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A lovely week everyone! Have a good weekend!