Another fab week in the Hedgehogs class! We have done lots of fantastic learning in the class this week, so look below at what we have been learning about below!
In our Maths learning, we have been learning about how we can order numbers from smallest to greatest and from greatest to smallest. We can work this out by looking at the number of tens to work out if a number is greatest than another number. If they have the same number of tens, then we can look at the number of ones. We then finished off our unit on Place Value to 20, and we have now started our new unit on Addition and Subtraction to 20. The children on Friday learned that we can add in different ways. We can add using number lines, using pictures, using ten frames, and using bar models. Look at the ten frames below. Can you think of an addition sentence for each of the ten frames shown?
_ + _ = __
_ + _ = __
_ + _ = __
_ + _ = __
I have also attached a link to an addition to 20 game as well here.
In our English learning this week, we have started our new unit of English work on Recount writing. A recount is a piece of writing that tells you about an event or an experience that has happened in the past. As we have been really enjoying our learning about Kenya, we decided to explore what the day in the life of a child living in urban Nairobi was like. We watched a video to see what a 5-year-old boy's life was like, and then we imagined that we were writing a recount from his point of view. We learned the model text by creating a story map as a class, and then we also sequenced the model text and identified features of a recount. Look at the story map below with your grown-up. Can you tell your grown-up about parts of the Nairobi boy's life? Can you remember what features we need in a recount to make it a recount?
In our Geography work on Kenya, we have been learning about physical and human features. We learned that physical features are features that are natural and have not been created by humans. Human features are features that are created by humans, such as buildings, roads, houses etc. We then applied this knowledge to help us identify physical and human features in Repton. We then also looked at what human and physical features there are in other villages and we compared the differences between Repton and the village of Gazi. Interestingly, we also looked at what Maasai tribes were. We looked at their villages and talked about how these villages are different from the villages in Repton, and the village of Gazi! Look at the three pictures below. Which village has the most human features? Which village has the most physical features? Which one would you like to live in the most? Can you tell your grown-up about what the Maasai village homes are made out of, and why they are built the way they are?
Children's Mental Health Week
This week, it is Children's Mental Health Week. This is a time of year to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people's mental health. This year, the theme was "Let's Connect". This is about making connections with people and things we love, in order to make ourselves happy. We read the book called "The Invisible String" and we thought about how we are all connected to different things and different people. The children created their own "string" maps of people they are connected too and we had some fantastic discussions!
Safer Internet Day
On Tuesday, it was Safer Internet Day. We discussed in class about why it is important to stay safe online, and what we can do if we see something we don't like online. We particularly talked about what would happen if we heard from someone who we didn't know, or if we faced unkind comments online. We then created some posters to get across the message of Safer Internet Day.
Spellings (also available on Spelling Shed)
Have a lovely weekend and we hope that those that attended the disco had a lovely time!