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Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning Year 1 and Happy Wednesdaylaugh


Thank you for all your work and photos I enjoyed reading all about what you did yesterday and seeing it for myself.


Today we are going to play games and be creative!


Join in with Joe first please to get you on the move.


Next it's on to Education City. Today's work is phonics and the sounds 'ew', 'ue', and 'ou'.

The games are similar to the ones you have used before so it's all about the reading.

Take your time and take care and you will be fine. Sound out the words if you need to.

The title is Wednesday 13th May Phonics.


Then I am so impressed with what your grown ups have told me about your Maths work this week that we are going to play another game all about Division.


You will need counters and cups.

Be adventurous with your counters as usual!

It's all about making groups. Can you rise to the challenge?


Dividing by Grouping


 This activity will help your child with understanding division.


  Important words and phrases:

  There are … objects. Put … objects in each cup. How many cups do you need?

  There are … objects altogether. There are … objects in each group. How many groups are there?

  division, divide

 groups


 You will need:

  25 small objects, for example marbles, blocks, buttons, pasta shapes

  6 cups or mugs


What to do:

  Ask your child to count out 12 objects.

Say: “There are 12 objects. Put 3 objects in each cup.  How many cups do you need?” (4)

  Now give your child a division word problem that can be solved by making the same groups.


For example:

“Peter has 12 oranges. He puts 3 oranges in each bag. How many bags does he need for all the oranges?” 

 You can help your child using the objects and cups to model the problem.

  Encourage your child to give the answer as a full sentence: “Peter needs 4 bags for all the oranges.”

  Emphasise that we know how many objects there are altogether and how many objects there are in each group, and we are finding the number of groups.

  Give other word problems for your child to solve, using the objects and cups if necessary to help: o “Farha has 18 apples. She puts 3 apples on each plate. How many plates does she need?” (6)

 o “Jack has 24 seeds. He plants them in pots. Each pot has 8 seeds. How many pots can he plant?” (3)

o “There are 20 cars. There are 4 cars of each colour. How many colours are there?” (5)

 o “Ruby’s mum has 25 bus tickets. She uses 5 bus tickets every week. How many weeks will the tickets last for?” (5)


Talk about:

Use everyday opportunities to solve ‘grouping’ problems with your child.


For example:

  “There are 15 marbles. We play a game where each person gets 3 marbles. How many people can play?” (5)

  “There are 8 bananas. I eat 2 bananas each day. How many days will I take to eat all the bananas?” (4)

 “A train passes 12 stations. It stops after every 4 stations. How many times does it stop?” (3)


Look out for:

 Encourage your child to answer your questions in full sentences. For example, if you ask: “I have 6 crackers and I’m going to put 2 on each plate. How many plates do I need?”, encourage your child to answer using the format “You need 3 plates for all the crackers.”

 There are two main ways of thinking about division: ‘sharing’ and ‘grouping’. This is an example of division involving sharing:

 o “6 marbles are shared equally between 2 people. How many marbles do they get each?” (3) 

While this problem, solved using the same division calculation, involves grouping: 

o “6 marbles are divided into groups of 2 marbles. How many groups are there?” (3)

 In general, the concept of grouping is more challenging, and this activity will give your child the opportunity to develop their understanding of it.

  Note that at this stage your child is learning about the concept of division, and has not yet encountered the division sign, ÷ 



Finally I want you to be creative please.

Above our class pages on the website, Miss Dewhurst has put lots of information about The Rosary.

It is the month of May as you know and this is a special month to think about Mary.

Look at the power point from Miss Dewhurst and then the Rosary. I want you then to draw, colour or even to make your own Rosary beads please. I think this will be a super way of Honouring Mary. Also if you have a little space in your garden or a little pot that you could look after ( I don't have a garden so I am doing it this way) See if your grown ups will let you make that little piece of the garden yours to make things and put things in or just to simply take care of this month for Mary.I shall show you my pot ans I will share any Photos you send me of your little areas with us all on our web page.

Under here I have recorded myself singing Soldier Soldier. If you want to, you could click on it and join in with the singing and do all the actions too. You could make it into a little performance for your family to make them all smile. Perhaps video yourself and send it? I will share any I receive.


Thank you again Year 1.


I will be a little delayed in responding tomorrow as I am going into school.


Get creative!

Love Mrs Cloughheart



Soldier Soldier

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