On Monday we had a great day with our teddies. They made sure we were on our best behaviour, because did you know? Teddies don't know how to behave at school. They've never been before and certainly not into Year One. So we showed them how it's done.
In maths we've been going of what makes up numbers. What does 23 actually stand for. Now we know that the 2 is in the tens column and it doesn't mean 2 at all. It stands for 20. or 2 ten sticks if we're using base 10. The 3 is in the ones column or the units column (It means the same thing). The 3 is worth 3 cubes if we're using base 10. We also know this is a 2-digit number, made up of 2 digits to make 1 number.
We're also learning that if you switch the digits over, it makes a completely different number. so if we mean twenty-three, we must write it as a 2 then a 3, like this 23.
Here are some numbers we made using base 10. Can you guess what numbers these are?
We showed the value of numbers by representing 10 as a block and units as dots to make numbers under 50.
We started comparing numbers today. Which numbers are big or great numbers, which are small or less numbers. We watched a funky and catchy song about the number gator to help us learn a new concept.
The number gator likes to eat the greater number 12 < 48
So we had a go at playing a game of number gators.
In pairs each person rolled a die and wrote it on their whiteboard. Then they had to compare the two numbers to decide which was greater. After that, they could make a gator symbol to gobble up the larger number.
Sometimes there was a conundrum to be solved as both people rolled the same number! What are the odds!!! But these 2 girls knew just what to do, they made an equal symbol to say that the numbers were equal to each other, they were the same, so one couldn't be greater or less than the other.
AGAIN? You're pulling my leg, surely.
On Friday afternoons, we've been thinking about how to use the internet safely, by going over the SMART rules.
So far we have learnt to be weary of what we accept on the internet such as,
- friend requests from people we don't know.
- emails from people we don't know.
- attachments we haven't asked for.
- terms and conditions we haven't read....
We know that we should delete things we're unsure off, kiss goodbye webpages we don't like the look of and ask adults for help about anything we aren't sure of.
This week we learnt about reliable sources of information. Miss Morris had her wires crossed and believed that the moon was made of cheese. Boy was I wrong. We used 3 websites to double check the theory. Then just to be sure, we borrowed some non-fiction space books from Miss Pratchett to see if books could teach us about the moon so we could find out the true about its material.
We found out that Mr Sherwood doesn't have a secret identity as Mr Smith by asking him to tell us the truth about his name. So it's good to double, maybe even triple check your information using a variety of sources.
Then afterwards we played on prodigy. Don't they look like a bunch of hamsters all packed into the reading corner together. Bit of a contradiction there.