At the start of the week in Maths we explored how to tell the time. We used a number line up to 12 to help us find o’clock and half past. We then moved on to looking at analogue clocks and identifying o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. On Wednesday we recapped missing number problems, we talked about using different manipulative to help us and using the inverse operation to help solve the problems too. This was slightly tricky at first but the children soon got the hang of it when they drew the equipment and could see the exchange better. To finish the week we worked on arithmetic questions to build on our fluency of our prior learning. I am really impressed by how the Year 2’s have raised their scores through the week.
In English this week, the focus has been on reading comprehension for Y2 and phonics for Y1. Year 1 have enjoyed working on their phonics skills; they have played bingo, nonsense word snakes and ladders, making funny sentences and worked on words that have split diagraphs in. Year 2 have been working on their reading comprehension skills. They ensured that they were following our keys steps to success to help them find the answers to the questions.
In Topic, we have been keeping with our ‘Keeping Fit and Healthy’ theme by doing lots of different exercise activities such as running, hurdles, dribbling a football, bat and ball and climbing. We were working on our gross motor skills and perseverance. We also played ‘What time is it Mr Wolf?’ to consolidate our learning of time.
And of course Friday was crazy hair day so here is a class picture of our craziness.