This week the children have been working on subtraction. They have been ensuring they are using the – and = sign in the correct places. We have learnt a variety of strategies to help us with our subtraction such as using bead strings and counting back. The children drew their own pictoral representations to show their answers.
We completed word problems for example. There were 10 bears in the shop two were sold how many are left. The children used counting bears to help them solve the problems.
Today we subtracted using tens frames. We discussed that each row was made up of 5 and the total number on the tens frame was 10. The children then completed maths sentences using the tens frame. For example 10-2 = they ensured they took the two from the second row. Some children used two tens frames to subtract from 20.
The children have loved reading the book Whatever Next. They were very excited to hear all about baby bears adventure. We have created a rocket in the role play corner and baby bears rocket including his box , space boots and colander. Reception have been making lists of what they would take on their picnic to Space. The children used their phonetic knowledge to sound out the words.
We have included some excellent work below
This week we have been very excited to celebrate Yom Ha' atzmaut in school. The children came to school dressed in blue and white. We discussed why blue and white was chosen to represent the colours of the Israeli flag as it is Israels birthday and Israel is 69 years old. The children went to a fantastic assembly finding out different facts about Israel.
We took part in different activities as an Early Years Unit decorating biscuits with the Israeli flag, making our own Israeli flags and Israeli dancing. Reception took part in whole school Israeli dancing in the playground.
Sam said " I loved making my flag. It's blue and white."
Last week in Reception we focussed on the book Chalk By Bill Thomson. We worked on telling the story from the pictures. We discussed that the pictures could be interpreted differently by different people as the story has no words. The children were very excited to discuss what adventures the children went on using the chalk. Emily said " The butterflies came to life and were fluttering in the sky. They were all different colours."
The children designed their very own Chalk books by either creating a book similar to the Chalk story or using their imagination to reinvent some ideas used in the story.