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Capitalising Kangaroos (Y1/2 2017-18)

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Our Judaism Day! Six Adults! Six Activities! Six bits of fun!

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    • July 10, 2018
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We spent the day learning about the Jewish faith’s special times, special places and its special book. Children painted the Monorah, wrote the ten commandments, drew a Seder plate and made the Torah scroll and wrote some Hebrew writing. We all tried Passover crackers and pomegranate seeds which most children enjoyed.


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Wonderful Mathematical Thinking!

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    • July 2, 2018
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We’ve been looking at groups. Groups of apples and cookies.

Then we looked at arrays and how they were arranged.

The children were shown this:

During the next lesson they were asked to Show, Draw, Explain and Prove their understanding – very difficult things to do, but they are getting really good at it!

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Amazing Improvements in Handwriting!

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    • June 28, 2018
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I can not express how impressed I am with the improvement of children’s handwriting in Kangaroos.

Take a look at these two boys’ writing. (Boys are usually untidy aren’t we? Not in Kangaroos!)


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Are there enough?

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    • June 18, 2018
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Can you write your own question like this for me to do at home?

Maybe something like: There are 19 biscuits in the cupboard. Mr Petitt wants to eat twenty biscuits. Are there enough biscuits?

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