## 15th September 2014

## Number facts to 10

Doubling numbers to 20

Sequencing numbers

*can your child remember the special song we learnt to help us?*) and also the subtraction facts, understanding that this is the inverse. Some children were even able to recall number facts to 100! We matched dominoes and recorded the calculation accurately in our maths books.

We then recapped our doubles to 10 which we were very confident with, so moved on to learning our double facts to 20. We used our knowledge of partitioning, to split the number into tens and ones to help us find the answer. The children had great fun using cotton buds and paint to create print patterns on strips of paper and record the double calculation.

To end the week, we looked at sequences in the form of patterns. We learnt that sequences can come in many different forms such as pictures, objects, sounds, letters or numbers. We practised counting in 2s, 5s and 10s then had a go at filling in some number sequence patterns, thinking carefully about what the difference is between each number and remembering to always look at all the numbers first.

Great work children!

## 8th September 2014

## Odd and Even numbers

Partitioning 2 digit numbers

The children have been busy meeting sorting and recognising odd and even numbers. We met Even Steven and Odd Todd who helped us to remember which numbers are odd and which are even.

The song goes like this:

I'm a number cruncher and my name is Steven,

I like numbers that are even,

All even numbers are taste just great,

They end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8!

I'm a number cruncher and my name is Todd,

I like numbers that are odd,

All odd numbers taste just fine,

They end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9!

We had great fun creating Odd Street and Even Street!

We have also been looking at partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and units. We have played some fun games to help us on the computer and using the dienes blocks. Here are some websites to help support your homework next week:

**http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html**

**http://www.ictgames.com/dinoplacevalue.html**

## 1st September 2014

## Ordering, reading, writing and comparing numbers to 100

To begin with, we practised our counting to 100 through circle games. We then talked about the word 'estimate' and made some sensible estimates when Miss Wright showed us a group of objects very quickly! We did some accurate counting using different strategies then had a go at ordering different sets of numbers from smallest to largest. We then made a giant number line in the classroom and placed the numbers accurately.

On Wednesday we had a special visitor! Charlie the Crocodile came to teach us about recognising if numbers are greater than or smaller than each other using the symbols < and >. Charlie likes to eat the

**BIGGER**number because he is rather greedy! We also learnt that when two numbers are the same, they are equal to each other so we use the symbol =.

What a fantastic first week!!

To support your homework next week, click on the links below:

http://www.ictgames.com/caterpillar_slider.html

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

## Week beginning: 19th May

## Extra Maths Homework for Wednesday 21st May

Have fun!

addition_and_subtraction_word_problems.docx |