We have had plenty more writing opportunities this week including whiteboards and name cards to write our names, cursive letters to form our letters correctly and cursive handwriting patterns. The children have been enjoying having a go at these activities and many stickers have been awarded for excellent effort. The pencil control when writing has certainly improved and the children are starting to get excited about writing.
We have continued with rote counting to 100 and counting in 2’s. We have been revising one more and one less than a number to 20. We have also been looking at finding the total of two groups together and if objects are moved into another group do we still have the same amount. We have also been looking at ordering numbers from the smallest to the largest up to 20.
Click on the link to play the game we have been doing in class:
There is now a maths table in the classroom where a maths based activity is provided every day for the children to approach if they wish. This week children have been practising writing their numbers using number lines and 100 squares for support. There have been 2D shapes that children have been making pictures with. We have had the Compare Bears for pattern and sorting and we have had the cubes and numbers to carefully count the correct amount.
Our topic this term is ‘Let’s Travel!’ and we did a brainstorm of ideas of activities that we could perhaps do linked to this topic. One of the ideas we thought of was about travelling to space in a rocket. A lot of the children enjoyed this idea so we started to look into it this week. Space books came in from home and we talked about planets and stars. We looked at videos of rockets and astronauts on the moon. We read the story ‘Whatever Next!’ where Baby Bear makes his own rocket from a box he finds at home. This inspired a few children to want to make their own rockets. Here are some pictures of our creations: