Friday, 15 January 2016

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 15.1.16

This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Counting on and back in multiples of 10(on the decade)

Counting on and back in multiples of 10 from any starting number, e.g 13, 23, 33, 43, 53, 63 or 97, 87, 77, 67, 57

Adding 10 and subtracting 10 to a number to 100

Knowledge and Understanding-

Investigating which pair of tights are the most stretchy! We predicted, discussed, justified, measured, recorded and concluded. We talked about how to keep the test fair by keeping the weight we put inside the tights the same each time.

Beginning to look at Chinese New Year and how this is celebrated by people all over the world.

Welsh verbs- we began to respond to the question- Beth wyt ti'n wneud? (What are you doing?) We used words such as nofio (swimming), darllen (reading), canu (singing), dansio (dancing). See what they can remember, each verb had an action which helps them associate the word.

PE- beginning to think about rules for competitive games, also finding space away from someone on the opposite team.


We wrote a thank you letter to the gymnast Frankie Jones who visited us on Wednesday. We told her what we enjoyed most about her visit.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Practise counting on and back from different multiples of 10. 10, 20, 30 etc and 100, 90, 80 etc. Try some sequences written down with missing numbers, they enjoyed these.

We then went on to, adding a 10 to a digit number, so 36+10 etc. we talked about the tens column/unit column, but this needs more work! Try counting on and back in ten from any number, e.g. 23, 33, 43, they are getting better at this, but again lots of children need more practise. Try some missing number sequences written down too. 45, 55, ? 75, 85, ? etc.

Have a look at- If you select the last tab on the right, 'Counting in steps' you can do the ones of up/back in tens.

Knowledge and Understanding-

See what you can find out about Chinese New Year, for example, how is it celebrated, when it is etc.

The children are starting to bring in ideas and books etc to enhance our role play area and topic of Roald Dahl, so thank you for these. The children can start to have a look at and bring in any information they find interesting.

If you can start to save a jam jar (or something similar) we will be using these to make 'Dream Jars' in the next few weeks. Also, if you have any thing at home such as tongs or items used in a sweet shop, we would love to borrow them for our role play.  Many Thanks.