Tuesday 27th July – Maths

Counting Backwards From a Non-Zero Starting Point

I am learning to count backwards starting from ANY number.

I know I can do it when I am able to count backwards from a non-zero starting point.

Yesterday we practised count forwards from numbers other than zero, today we are going to practise counting backwards.

You may wish to use the 100s chart that you used yesterday.

The online version can be found here.

OR you can download this file below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Like yesterday, you will be using playing cards or dice to find 2-digit numbers. If you do not have playing cards or dice, you can find some virtual dice here.

Remember – If you are using playing cards, you will need to remove the Jacks, Queens, Kings, Jokers and 10s.

Roll 2 dice or pick two playing cards from your deck to make a 2-digit number (for example 43). In your Maths book, write down the previous 8 numbers (for example 42, 41, 40, 39…).

Repeat this with at least 5 different numbers.

Adjusting This Task For You!

If you are finding this too tricky, try only using numbers less than 30.

If you want to challenge yourself, you could start with 3-digit or 4-digit numbers.

Tuesday 27th July – Literacy

Using a Picture Prompt to Write a Story

I am learning to use a picture prompt to help generate story ideas.

I know I can do it when I can write a story based on a picture prompt.

Yesterday, your task was to think of some interesting sentences to describe the picture above. Those sentences and ideas will help you with today’s learning.

Independent Task

Using the picture prompt as a starting point, your task today is to write a story.

You could use the whole picture as an idea OR just part of the picture that you can see, for example the balloons, the beach or the girl.

Don’t forget to include:

  • A setting – where the story takes place.
  • Characters – who the story is about.
  • A problem – What goes wrong for your characters?
  • A solution – How is the problem solved?

Monday 26th July – Tuesday 27th July – STEM

The Apple-Toothpick Challenge!

I am learning to use STEM strategies to build an apple-toothpick tower.

I know I can do it when I have used my STEM knowledge to build a strong tower using apples and toothpicks

To complete this challenge, you will need some apples and toothpicks. Make sure to be careful with the toothpicks because they are sharp!

Independent Task

Your task today is to create a strong and tall tower using only toothpicks and apple pieces!

What to do:

  1. To prepare, ask a responsible adult to cut the apples in half and flip them upside down.  This makes it easy to slice the apples into relatively flat pieces and cut them into smaller building blocks. (see picture below).

2. Use the apple pieces and the toothpicks to construct a strong and stable tower. See how tall and strong you can make it. You may have to try a few different designs to find the best one!

3. Once you are happy with your design, take a photo so that you can share it with your class and your teacher.

4. You might even like to challenge a family member to see who can build the strongest tower!

Monday 26th July – Tuesday 27th July – STEM

The Apple-Toothpick Challenge!

I am learning to use STEM strategies to build an apple-toothpick tower.

I know I can do it when I have used my STEM knowledge to build a strong tower using apples and toothpicks

To complete this challenge, you will need some apples and toothpicks. Make sure to be careful with the toothpicks because they are sharp!

Independent Task

Your task today is to create a strong and tall tower using only toothpicks and apple pieces!

What to do:

  1. To prepare, ask a responsible adult to cut the apples in half and flip them upside down.  This makes it easy to slice the apples into relatively flat pieces and cut them into smaller building blocks. (see picture below).

2. Use the apple pieces and the toothpicks to construct a strong and stable tower. See how tall and strong you can make it. You may have to try a few different designs to find the best one!

3. Once you are happy with your design, take a photo so that you can share it with your class and your teacher.

4. You might even like to challenge a family member to see who can build the strongest tower!

Monday 26th July – Maths

Counting Forwards From a Non-Zero Starting Point.

I am learning to count on starting from ANY number.

I know I can do it when I am able to count on from a non-zero starting point.

Today we are going to focus on counting, starting from numbers other than zero. To help you with this, you may wish to use a 100s chart. Find an online 100 chart here.

OR you can print your own using one of the charts in the file below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Last week you used playing cards or dice to find 2-digit numbers. You will need to do this again today. If you do not have playing cards or dice, you can find some virtual dice here.

Note* If you are using playing cards, you will need to remove the Jacks, Queens, Kings, Jokers and 10s.

Roll 2 dice or pick two playing cards from your deck to make a 2-digit number (for example 43). In your Maths book, write down the next 8 numbers (for example 44, 45, 46, 47…).

Repeat this process for at least 5 different numbers.

Adjusting This Task For You!

If you are finding this too tricky, try only using numbers less than 30.

If you want to challenge yourself, you could start with 3-digit or 4-digit numbers.

Monday 26th July – Literacy

Using a Picture Prompt to Help with Writing Ideas

I am learning to use a picture prompt to assist with writing ideas.

I know I can do it when I can write some sentences using the picture to generate some ideas.

Independent Task

Look at the picture above. Write some interesting sentences to describe the picture.

Remember to use interesting adjectives and include capital letters and full stops.

Some example sentences may include:

A warm summer breeze.

Grainy sand between my toes.

The sun is heating my skin.

Have a go at writing at least 5 sentences in your Journal book.

Thursday 22nd July – Literacy

Using Adjectives

I am learning to use adjectives to describe nouns.

I know I can do it when I can choose interesting adjectives to describe nouns.

Yesterday you became weather investigators, today you are going to have a go at becoming weather reporters!

Independent Task

Imagine that you are a weather reporter on the nightly news!

Using the adjectives that you came up with to describe the weather yesterday, you can make an oral weather report to your family.

You may like to write out a paragraph to explain the weather and rehearse before presenting to your family. You could even film it and send it to your teacher.

Thursday 22nd July – Maths

Making 10

I am learning to use number facts to add up to 10.

I know I can do it when I can add numbers to make 10.

Today you will be using the ‘Friends of Ten’ to add numbers up to 10. Watch the song below to learn more about the Friends of Ten. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

For today’s activity, you will need a deck of playing cards.

How to play:

First you will need to remove all of the picture cards (King, Queen, Jack and Joker), you will also need to remove the 10s.

To start, lay out 7 playing cards in a line face up to see the numbers. (see example below) ↓↓↓

Remove any pairs of cards that add together to make 10. Move those to the side and replace the missing cards with others from the deck. (see picture below) ↓↓↓

Continue removing any pairs that add together to make 10. If you can’t find any pairs from the 7 cards, replace them with another 7.

Keep playing until you can’t make anymore pairs.

Extension

If you want to challenge yourself, put the picture cards and the 10s back into the deck.

Jack = 11, Queen =12, King =13, Joker = 14.

Remove cards if they add up to 20 instead of 10. You can use more than 2 cards at a time.

For example: Jack + 5 + 4 = 20 OR 3 + 9 + 8 = 20 ↓↓↓

Wednesday 21st July – Maths

Addition Up To 20.

I am learning to use addition strategies to solve problems with numbers up to 20.

I know I can do it when I have used my mental strategies to solve some addition problems.

To complete today’s task you will need some cards numbered 1-20. You can create your own or use the ones attached below.

Independent Task

Using your 1-20 cards, shuffle them and place them face down on the floor.

Flip over two random cards and add the numbers together using your favourite addition strategy.

Record the problems that you have solved in your Maths book. Try to solve at least 5 different problems.

Adjusting This Task For You!

If you are finding this task a bit too tricky, use the cards from 1-12.

If you want to challenge yourself with this task, create some cards that are even larger than 20…maybe up to 30 or even 50!

Wednesday 21st July – Literacy

Using Adjectives

I am learning to use adjectives to describe nouns.

I know I can do it when I can choose interesting adjectives to describe nouns.

Today you are going to become a weather investigator!

Independent Task

Your task is to use adjectives to describe what the weather is like outside.

You will need to head outside and sit quietly to observe and feel the weather.

What does the sky look like?

How does the temperature feel against your skin?

What sounds can you hear?

What can you smell?

Can you taste anything?

In your Journal, draw a picture of the sky and write a list of adjectives to describe the weather. See if you can write at least 10.