Children in Year One should be able to quickly recall all number bonds to 8, 9 and 10.
1 + 9 = 10
2 + 8 = 10
3 + 7 = 10
4 + 6 = 10
5 + 5 = 10
Some ideas for practical activites at home.
10’s Concentration — write numbers 0-10 on separate post it notes. Turn all the post it notes face down on the table. Each player turns up two cards. If they add up to 10, they get to keep them and try again. If one of the cards is a 10, they get to keep it and turn up another card. Whoever has the most cards, wins.
Dice throws- Throw two dice and tell how many more you would need to make 10.
Three dice game- Throw 3 dice and tell how many more it takes to make 20
In our book, the lonely beast, he travels to the depth of the ocean in the search of other beasts. Instead of beasts he finds a swarm of Jellyfish! We watched the video below and the children tried to describe these fascinating creatures.
The children did an amazing job, one example was from Alex when he suggested, ‘they are glowing in the ocean like a giant fireball’. Watch the video at home and see if your child can describe them to you?
This year, alongside 4,000 Nederlands basis schools (Primary Schools), ISB primary will be participating in a national maths initiative called, ‘het grote rekendag’, the big maths day. This event will take place all over the Nederlands and Vlanders on Wednesday 22nd March. The children will take part in practical investigations into maths. This event is designed to promote your child’s interest in the subject. this years theme is, meten, bewegen en construeren, which translates to measuring, movement and construction. On the day of the event children should come to school displaying their own house number. This could be on a hat, t’shirt or a photograph pinned to their clothes.More information can be found at www.groterekendag.nl
Please try to make sure your child is on time for school each day as if they are frequently late or absent it really does have a negative effect on their learning and readiness for lessons. Also as a school we are actively encouraging the children to become independent. Please encourage your child to think about what they need in their bag for school, reading record, books, PE kit. We would also really appreciate it if you drop your children off at the door and they bring in and hang up their own belongings.
Our PE days are Wednesday’s and Thursday’s. If your child does not have their full kit, including trainers/pumps with them on these days they will be unable to participate in lessons.
This week we are reviewing the ng sound. Your child should be able to identify this sound in words eg. riNG, stiNG. They should also be able to find rhyming word, eg, sing, bing, zing. It would also be amazing if they could try to write full sentences (capital letters, full stops and finger spaces) as we have been practicing this lots at home.
We started the INCAS assessments today. These are carried out in a quiet, relaxed environment, individually or in very small groups.
Your child will work through a series of quizzes throughout the week. They are wearing headphones to help them to concentrate and are given plenty of rest breaks so that they can perform to the best of their ability.
They tests are appropriate for your child’s individual ability. They do not need to practice at home for these assessments.
If you wish to know more about these assessments please see the February addition of the parents newsletter where you can find details of information sessions we will be holding where the assessments will be explained in detail. It is very useful to attend these sessions.