In class we use something called a tens frame – they are incredibly useful!
Could you have a go at making your own tens frame and counters please, the image below shows the tens frames and dots that have been dabbed on, maybe with a bingo dabber. Ollie, this is the original use of the word dab, not the modern day dab which you enjoy so much 🙂
Hopefully from the picture you can see that with a little practice the children will be able to identify the teen numbers very very quickly. Having these around the house with the numbers they represent will be really useful in the coming weeks.
I loved the way Lily and Noah and a few others took pictures of the work they did at home and uploaded them onto our blog – I have added dojos for your hard work 🙂
There are no spellings this week, please feel free to practise the days of the week, teen numbers and the spelling of the numbers from last week. At the start of the year I also posted the 100 High Frequency Words, the children are working towards writing and reading all of these as we progress through the term.
The discussion task for this week is around holy books. What do the words bible, Jesus and God mean to your child. Do they know any other special words from other religions?
If you’d like to simply talk about this around the dinner table that is fine, if you’d like to makes some notes or drawings for our homework board that would be great too!
Last week we practised writing the numerical digits of teen numbers and looked at how they compared to the tens numbers. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100. (We talked a lot about 14, for example, being ten and four more)
This week we’re going to be working on the spelling of some of the trickier numbers. (Not a pleasant task)
Can you practise spelling:
one two four eight
Just those four this week as they are so hard! If you’re brilliant at them you’re welcome to have a go at the others up to ten as well!
Here we are sorting, counting and ordering.
The children were asked to sort the items, coloured pencils, toys, dice and cuisenaire rods any way they liked – as long as they could explain how they had been sorted. There were some brilliant ideas.
Pencils sorted into sharp and not-sharp, dice into sizes, toys into types of animal (mammal, reptile etc. and even into teeth and no teeth which sparked a great conversation about whether cows and ducks have teeth).
Thank you for all the comments, the children will be richly rewarded – it is lovely to read the comments, I really appreciate them, thank you!
Learning to spell the days of the week is not easy, please keep going, maybe identify one that your child isn’t sure of yet and work on that one before moving onto another.
I’m really pleased with the progress the children are making – thank you for all your help.
This week we are turning our attention to numbers 11 to 20, especially the teen numbers, not spelling them, just being accurate when reading and writing them. Throughout next week can you check your child’s knowledge of: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.
We talk about 11 being ten and one, and twelve as being ten and two more and so on upto nineteen being ten and nine more. These number are particularly confusing as you say the ones digit first: nine-teen so the children often think the number should be written 9 and then 1, which is quite understandable I think 🙂
Here are some catchy songs to help with days of the week.
Maybe your child could remember the tricky letter strings with a mnemonic or maybe something in the clips might catch their eye and help them to remember.
These are not easy, thank you for all your hard work.
Hopefully your child has brought home the piece of paper they did their spellings on.
We’re going to have one more week working on the days of the week.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Thank you for all your hard work.
Discussion Task 2
Is it important to learn to read?
You can simply discuss this over the dinner table. However, if you’d like to write your thoughts in the comments below then you will be rewarded with two dojos each. (Remember to add your name) 🙂
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
If you are a superstar and would like to practise the months you are more than welcome to!