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Thursday 7th May

Thursday 7th May


Hello Year 1


From what a lot of you have said, you enjoyed listening to Mrs Glynn and Mrs Maxwell yesterday. It was super wasn't it?


I liked what you put for your bonfire speech too.


Today we are gong to exercise with Joe, complete our Maths and then get ready for tomorrow.


Maths is very practical today. I do like all the different counters you have been using, pasta, toys, buttons, it just shows, you don't actually need proper counters as long as you count!

Today's Maths is all about Adding and subtracting within 20. You will need to show your Grown ups how we group in tens to make this easier. You have already been building up to this this week so it should be no problem. Explain it carefully to your adults!


Adding and Subtracting within 20


This activity will help your child practise adding and subtracting with numbers from 1 to 20.


 This involves using the important idea of ‘place value’, or what each digit in a number is worth, to split numbers between 10 and 20 into ‘tens’ and ‘ones’.


These ideas will help them when it comes to working with bigger numbers.

 Important words and phrases:

  eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty

 tens

  ones

  add

 subtract

 regroup

 What is … plus … ?

 What is … minus …. ?

 … plus … equals …. 

 … minus … equals … 


You will need:

 20 identical (or almost identical) small objects, for example counters, beads, marbles, blocks, buttons, coins of the same value, pasta shapes, dried beans, straws.


What to do:

 Ask your child to think of a number between 1 and 10, for example 8, and to count out that number of objects into a group.

 Tell them that it’s your turn to think of a number. Say a number that when added to the first will give an answer between 10 and 20, for example 7. Ask your child to count out that number of objects into a group. 






  Now ask your child to add the two numbers. For example, ask: “What is 8 plus 7?”

 Write the adding sentence together (without the answer), 8 + 7  = .

 Encourage your child to work out the answer by regrouping the objects into ‘tens’ and ‘ones’. Regrouping is done by making a group of 10 objects (the ‘tens’), then adding the objects that are left over (the ‘ones’). 





 Repeat the activity with other pairs of numbers with answers up to 20. 

 Each time, encourage your child to regroup the numbers into tens and ones. If one of the numbers is greater than 10, this will involve ‘splitting’ that number into tens and ones.  

 Now say a number between 10 and 20, for example 15. Ask your child to show this number with objects as ‘tens’ and ‘ones’. For 15, this means making a group of 10 objects and a separate group of 5 objects. 

 Next, ask your child to think of a number between 1 and 10. They might say 6, for example. 

 Ask your child to subtract the smaller number from the larger number: “What is 15 minus 6?”

 Where the answer is less than 10, point out that we cannot subtract the ones from each other. Say, for example: “We cannot subtract 6 from 5.”

 Guide your child to subtract the 6 from the group of 10, then to group the objects that are left: “10 minus 6 equals 4. 4 and 5 make 9.” 



 Repeat with other pairs of numbers (subtracting from a number between 10 and 20 each time).  Talk about: Make up some addition and subtraction word problems involving numbers up to 20 for your child to solve.


For example:

 “There are 5 people on a bus. 6 people get on the bus. How many people are on the bus altogether?” (11)

 “There are 14 people on a bus. 8 people get off the bus. How many people are left on the bus?” (6)

 How old are you? How old will you be in 7 years’ time?




We need to get ready for tomorrow. Here are some recipes that people may have made with what ingredients they had at the end of the war. If you and your parents are feeling adventurous, maybe you could make one of them?


Wild Garlic & Cheese Scones




           5 oz of white self-raising flour

  • 2 oz of butter or hard margarine
  • 1 egg and a little milk
  • 1 oz grated hard cheese (cheddar would be fine if you have no Parmesan)
  • Several wild garlic leaves chopped very finely
  • Large pinch of salt.


  1. Sift flour and large pinch of salt into a bowl
  2. Dot in the butter and then rub into the flour
  3. Add the grated cheese
  4. Add the chopped wild garlic leaves
  5. Add the eggs and milk mixture leaving a spoonful to brush tops of scones before baking
  6. Form a dough that is not too sticky and can be handled.
  7. On a floured surface roll out to about 1/2 inch thick and use cutter or end of glass to create 6 scones (you may get more if you are lucky)
  8. Place on baking tray, brush with egg mixture and sprinkle a little more salt on the top of each scone
  9. Place in pre-heated (200 C) oven for about 20 minutes until a nice mid golden colour.
  10. Remove and place on wire rack.
  11. Enjoy while still slightly warm with butter. Would also be lovely served in a bowl with stew!

Makes 6 or 7





Wartime Spiced Biscuits – Recipe




  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice (I used 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 dessertspoon dried egg
  • 180g margarine or butter
  • 4 tablespoons chopped sultanas plus raisins (I used mixed fruit instead.
  • 1 dessertspoon milk, or more if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a baking tray or use baking paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the dried ingredients. Rub the margarine or butter into the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the fruit and then the milk to form a dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and roll out to 1cm thickness.
  3. Cut into rounds using a fluted biscuit cutter. (I actually put dollops on the tray as the mixture was quite moist so this could be why mine was more cake like – see photos) Arrange on the baking tray.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, cool and serve.

Makes around 15


Corned Beef Fritters




Corned Beef Fritters


  • 2 oz self raising flour or plain flour (I used wholemeal/wholewheat)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg (fresh or dried)
  • dash of milk
  • pinch of herbs (I used Thyme)
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 6 oz corned beef finely flaked
  • a little dripping or margarine (or cooking oil)


Mix and blend the flour with the salt, beaten egg and dash of milk.

Beat until a smooth batter is achieved

Add corned beef, onions and herbs

Melt the dripping or fat in a frying pan

Drop in a spoonful of the mixture and press down to form a small patty (mixture should be enough to make 8)


Fry on either side until crisp and brown and serve with veggies or salad while warm.

Makes enough for 4 people


If you do not have the ingredients to make these things I want you to plan a party!


I want a list of what food you would have at your party.


I want a list of who you would invite to your party.


I want pictures of what the room would look like, perhaps a plan like you have been working on in Geography!


Let me see if I would like the food and who you have invited.

After this I would like you to make bunting and flags to wave and put up at a party to celebrate the end of the War in lots and lots of red, white and blue.


Don't forget to send me your work and send Mrs Barker any photos of celebrations you have on Friday.


I will see you all next week Year 1 


Have a fabulous VE Day weekend


Love to you allheart

Mrs Clough





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