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Week Commencing 11th May 2020


Don't forget to log on to Seesaw and share some of your hard work with us. We love seeing what you have been up to. We also love to see pictures of the other things that you are doing while you are at home, like baking, gardening, drawing or riding your bike - so please do upload these too!


Please, please, please continue to read with your child on a daily basis. There are links to suitable reading books on the Year 1 main page, with Oxford Owl and World Book Reader making lots of their resources free for people to access at the moment.


You should all have received your NumBots log in at the start of this half term. We can see that many of you have been on tried this exciting new program, and are practising your maths skills while playing the games. Please keep it up!  

Children should aim to play in Story Mode for at least three minutes, four to five times a week, in order to get the best out of NumBots, little and often is key. And if you haven't logged on yet - you're missing out! Please get in touch with us via email if you are having troubles accessing NumBots and we will try our best to help.

Maths Challenge

We would also be thrilled if the children had daily practice of number bonds to 10, 20 or 100 - so that they know these off by heart and can respond quickly and automatically to questions about them. 


This week for an ongoing maths challenge, we'd like you to think about halves. In Year One children should learn to recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. Halves of shapes, halves of food, halves of amounts and halves of numbers are things can you can keep an eye out for at home.


Try the BBC Supermovers Fractions song, and watch the BBC Teach video on fractions. Then try the little BBC quiz (which is very tricky!)


Then try the games - Half or not Half, Hit the Button (with halves), Half, more than half or less than half to spot halves in shapes and numbers. 


You could even challenge yourself with the nrich maths problems. Have fun!