For the last couple of weeks the children in P2 have been working on their gymnastics skills (rolling and balancing) and yesterday and today we had some of the gym apparatus out. We have really enjoyed using this equipment!
Here are some photographs of us using the equipment in different ways including balancing, climbing, rolling and jumping!
Today we were focussing on jumping off the box in different ways and some of the jumps we tried included pencil jumps, star jumps, tuck jumps and half turns. See if you can spot your child in our blurry action photos!
In Maths today and yesterday we were doing lots of place value work, counting on and back, adding and subtracting in groups of tens and ones. We used bundles of ten lolly sticks and single lolly sticks but you could bundles of cotton buds or 10p and 1p coins to practise the activities or anything else you can think of!
Some of the key activities included:
- using bundles of ten lolly sticks to count forwards in tens from 0 (e.g. 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50…) and backwards (100, 90, 80, 70…)
- using bundles of ten lolly sticks to add on and subtract in tens with the children keeping track as bundles of ten were either added or taken away from a tub.
- Adding a group of tens (e.g. 4 tens, 40) hidden under a tub to another group of tens (e.g. 2 tens, 20) that were not covered by the tub. How many altogether?
- Counting on in tens from a number other than 0 using lolly sticks e.g. 3 lolly sticks in a tub, children to count along as bundles of ten are added one by one (3, 13, 23, 33, 43, 53…)
- using bundles of ten lolly sticks and single lolly sticks to add on and subtract in tens and ones with the children keeping track either out loud or in their heads as bundles of ten/ single sticks were either added or taken away from a tub.
Last week we were using sumdog on the ipads in class but due to the internet letting us down unfortunately several children were unable to have their turn on Sumdog in school. As they were quite disappointed several children requested and were allowed to take their password slips to try it at home.
The passwords will be sent home ‘officially’ along with a letter explaining how to access and use Sumdog in the very near future!