Welcome to another beautiful day! I hope you enjoyed the bee work from yesterday!
Today’s maths task is based on times tables. We have been learning how to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s but now we need to develop that understanding and apply our counting knowledge into times tables.
GOAL: To begin to learn my 2, 5 and 10 times tables
First of all use the power point and answer the questions within. You don’t need to write anything in your book for this, just enjoy the counting and games together.
Please help your children understand how counting in 2’s translates into the 2 x table.
Write out the two times tables into books then repeat with the 5 and 10 times tables. Then practice saying them through.
Use these videos to help you – I really enjoyed finding these for you, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! I can’t wait for us to learn these together! You all know how much I love a song to support our learning!
For our literacy today I was inspired by the musical feature of maths. Share this song with your children, it’s one that has become a firm favourite in year 1, hopefully your child will sing along beautifully with you!
As you watch the song take note of the animals that appear for each continent.
I have included a world map for you to print out and use as a key if you wish. You do not have to do this if you don’t want to. You can just write a subheading in your book for each continent.
GOAL: To research different animals that live on different continents around the world
Work with your child to research an animal from each continent and then write some information you have learnt about this animal into your books.
The classification of your chosen animal
Is it a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore?
A little bit about the animal’s habitat
A picture – you can print one out or draw it
You only need to choose one animal for each continent but if you feel inspired then please feel free to choose more than one animal to write about.
Please make sure you research a range of animals across the continents, not all mammals for example.
This task will last for today and tomorrow as I am expecting you to write a minimum of 8 sentences for each animal. There is no limit on how much you write, feel free to write as much as you like but remember to include:
Exclamation marks if needed
Neat, cursive writing
Adjectives where possible
Make your sentences more exciting using ‘and’ or ‘because’
We have been learning about animals and their different classifications.
Again, a plea to parents to please not sound out or spell out words for the children. They need to use their phonics independently to develop their skills. The actual spelling of the word is not important in year 1. What is important is that they have made a plausible attempt to sound out and spell the word.
Finally, one more thing for today...!
Sometimes, when the mood hits, do you ever feel like you just need to listen to some music and have a dance? I have included a link to one of my favourite 'Happy Songs'. It always cheers me up and makes me feel good! So, click the link below, turn your volume up, dance and enjoy!!
I will do this at 11:00am and I would love it if you all joined me! We can't be physically together for this, but we can be together in spirit! Get ready everyone....