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We love maths games in Dolphin class!

Friday, March 20th, 2020

We have been working hard on our addition and subtraction using our number bonds, 10 more and less and place value skills (adding the tens and ones together or taking ones and tens away).

Here are some games to keep practising your skills:

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro numbots maths skills

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue Listen to the sum and figure out the answer to save someone with the helicopter.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families Fact families – build up inverse relationships between numbers using the given numbers.

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/ten/ Practise your bonds of 10.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4021 Practise your bonds of 20.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=PostSortingcalculationsv2 Sort the post – choose how hard you want it to be!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball Place value basketball (recognise the 2 digit number).

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/numbers_to_1000/ Place value practise for 3 digit numbers (hundreds, tens and ones)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts place value partitioning and recombining skills needed!

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/schtemplate.cgi?template=/kids/mw/manip/mn_popup.thtml&filename=b10b_prim&title=Base%20Ten%20Blocks&grade=2 2 digit numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity10 Put in the correct operation in (add, subtract, times, divide).

 

 

Dolphins have been practising their maths skills.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

We have been playing numbots – https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ttrs/dashboard

This is helping us with our understanding of the different operations and inverse relationships. We have our own log on and passwords and can compete against each other to win gold coins. Work through the story mode and it unlocks levels. Challenge mode develops our key skills such as number bonds, doubles, 1 more/1 less etc.

 

Dolphin's are getting ready to Decorate Easter!

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Dolphin class have been working hard on practising new skills to help them make Easter decorations. We had a letter and basket of Easter loveliness delivered to us. The Easter Bunny was concerned that there weren’t enough decorations for our Easter Egg Hunt at the end of the term. We have been looking at different materials to see which was suitable to use, we were very good at describing the different materials. We looked at different joining techniques and evaluated which were more suitable to our decorations and which didn’t work or were too hard to do. We have also practised sewing! We threaded a needle and managed a simple running stitch. We are amazing hard workers! We’ve been thinking about the design criteria for our decorations and have designed our own. We thought about which materials to use, how to join them together, what design to put on, how to attach extra decorations and how we could make it hang up. We can’t wait to make them and use them for our Easter hunt. We’ll be very excited to bring them home to help decorate your homes for Easter too! Thank-you to all the adults who have sent in resources for us to use – we really appreciate your support.

Reception- Pancakes!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The children in Reception really enjoyed sharing Pancake Day celebrations on Shrove Tuesday!

We talked about why people celebrate Shrove Tuesday by eating pancakes. We all thought about what we most enjoy eating on top of our pancake. We worked together to find out what ingredients we needed to mix up some pancake batter, and prepared everything we needed. When our batter was ready, we went into the kitchen in groups to fry up some pancakes. We also had a go at flipping some pancakes in pans. Some of us were very good at it!

When our pancakes were cooked, we could choose to sprinkle on some sugar, squeeze on some lemon juice and pop on some raisins. We all enjoyed trying the pancakes. We thought they were ‘delicious’, ‘tasty’, ‘bitter lemon’, ‘sour’, ‘sweet’ and ‘super good’!

 

When we had all finished eating, someone even offered to help wash up!

 

We also had lots of pancake-themed activities in the foundation unit to enjoy, including counting games, colouring, pancake playdough, pancake races in the garden and pancake role-play!

What a lovely way to enjoy Pancake Day!

 

 

Reception- End of Term Lego Party!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The children in Reception worked very hard last half term to get lots of marbles in the happy jar, and smiley faces on their tickets, by always being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing!

They did so well that Miss Schofield, Miss Cross and Miss Burke decided they should have a special treat on the last day of term. The children chose to have a Lego party! They enjoyed a fun morning playing with Lego, watching a Lego movie and colouring Lego pictures!

Well done to all of the children in Reception who worked hard to earn this special reward!