We have been working really hard in class- especially in Maths this week. We have practiced adding a 1 digit number (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) to a 2 digit number (e.g. 12) and have found out how much quicker and easier it is to add when you put the largest number first and count on the smaller number. This makes adding in every day situations (such as when you go shopping) far more efficient. We have practiced adding in a variety of ways- mentally, using our fingers, with a number grid, with cubes, Numicon or with a number line. Don't forget that every week, your child will be allocated with their Abacus Maths homework, which can be accessed online, to support the learning that has taken place in the classroom. The children will be able to show you how fantastic their addition is!
In Science.... we have been collecting information about the daily weather. We are trying to prove or disprove the following hypothesis:
"In Winter, it rains every day and the temperature is always 0 degrees or less."
We have set up an outdoor thermometer and rain gauge on the playground and have been reading scales in order to fill in our chart. So far, we have already collected enough data to disprove the hypothesis- although next week, we have a feeling that we might be collecting one or two raindrops in Westbury if the forecast remains accurate!