This week in English we have been learning facts about different castles around the UK. We have been looking at them using Google Earth and by looking at different photos. For the English castle we learnt about… Norwich Castle! Have you ever been to see it? You can walk around in what would’ve been the moat even if you don’t go inside to see the museum.
Don’t forget to send us a photo of you if you visit! firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s see how many photos we can get of you with Norwich castle in!
If you would like to find out more then there are some facts here:
If your child would like to write, please remind them to use all of their writing skills such as finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Don’t forget to encourage your child to form their letters properly! Mrs B’s class like this: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html
Your child has resources in the front of their Home Learning books to help them too.
In Maths we have been finding one more or one less than a given number. Some children have been using a numberline to work with numbers up to 30. Some children have been using a hundred square with numbers up to 100. Some children are beginning to work with numbers beyond one hundred. The children need a really secure understanding of this as they are sometimes asked really tricky questions such as “17 is the number that is one less than… ” or “Teddy thinks of a number. He says that one more than his number is 25. What was Teddy’s number?”
There is a game here to play:
Playing board games or card games can be a really fun way to sneak some extra maths practise in. Mrs B’s own children like Pass the Pigs (You can use a 100 square to add up the score as you go!) and Uno. Mrs Prophet recommends Ludo and Snakes and Ladders!
In Topic the children looked at new and old objects and thought about what might’ve been used in a castle. The children have worked hard to work together to create a beautiful scene of Garrick Castle. These are nearly finished and up on display.
Don’t forget it’s non-uniform/dress in red/pink on Thursday. Please bring £1 which will help buy food for the food the food bank.
We hope you have a happy & healthy half term!
The Year One Team