Foxes and their maths inverse ops!
What we have been learning this week
In maths this week the children have been looking at the inverse operation. They have been using the “part-part whole model” and “bar model” to support their understanding. They have also been using their understanding of addition and subtraction to support finding the inverse. The children then went on to use the “parts” to make addition number sentences and used the whole number, subtracted by one of the parts.
In English the children have been writing some fantastic adventure stories. They used their plans from last week to support their writing, and produced some detailed, extended pieces of writing. They ensured they had included basic punctuation in their sentences, as well as using their phonics knowledge to support their spelling. There were also lots adjectives used to describe their wonderful writing.
Also this week the children have been really busy practising for their Class Assembly next Tuesday. In science the children have looked at different plants and trees, and have been able to label the different parts of a plant and describe their function. They were also able to identify deciduous and evergreen trees.
What we shall be working on next week
Next week in maths the children will be comparing numbers using the words greater than and less than. They will also begin to compare numbers using the greater than and less than symbols. In English the children will be writing their own poems.
How you can help with home learning
Please continue to read regularly with your child. It is also very important that you check their understanding of what they are reading by asking questions about the text to enhance their comprehension skills. To support their maths you could, for example, give the children two numbers and they have to tell you which is the number that is greater than or less than. Any counting forwards and backwards to and from 100 will support the children in their number knowledge and place value.
Children are responsible for changing their own reading book, and they will be given the opportunity to do this during Guided Reading which happens daily. Children will also be able to change their library book once a week. We will aim to do this every Monday.
And finally don’t forget that Fox Class assembly will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2.30pm, followed by Stay & Share. You are all very welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.