This week in maths we have been adding and subtracting different amounts of money. We are becoming more familiar with the different coins below:
and have a better understanding that
- 50p + 50p = £1.00
- £1.00 is the same as one hundred 1p coins
- Ten 10p coins are the same as £1.00
- A £2 coin can be used instead of two £1 coins
- There are different ways of making an amount of money
- Finding the total amount of coins means adding the coins
- Giving change means we need to take away
Can you count the coins to check they have made the correct amount?
Can you use coins at home to make these amounts in a different way?
* Remember our money tips!- start with the biggest value coin
use known doubles/number bonds to help you (50+50=100, 5+5=10)
count on in ... e.g in 5's if there are lots of 5p's, 10's if there are 10p's
If you would like to do some extra money work at home you could
- help your child to count coins at home
- play 'shops' taking it in turn to be the customer and shop keeper (we have mainly practised calculating change from 10p, 20p and 30p but if your child is able to calculate change from 50p and £1.00 allow them to do so)
- help to pay using coins at the shop and count change received to enable them to experience money in a real life context
Year 1/2 and the giant beanstalk
Our broad beans are growing well. Everyone plant now has signs of life with roots showing, some are a little further along and have the first shoot appearing and some have got tall stems with healthy looking leaves! We have grown them without soil to see the roots appearing. The paper towel helps to support the stem and stores water. We had to predict whether we thought our broad bean would grow, this is why you may see 'yes,' 'no' or '?' on the front of the plastic cup under our name.
We planted our broad beans outside Year R/1 over the next few weeks. We will need to look after them by making sure they have enough water and hopefully the weather will be kind to them too! If we are lucky we hope to try some of the broad beans that they produce....if they have not grown in time we will try some broad beans that have been grown on farms and that are sold in the shops instead.
If you would like to play a game about the work we have been doing in class about plants click on the picture below.
Look at how well we are doing in Zumba with the help of Becky. The videos below show how we warm our bodies up and cool our bodies down before and after Zumba. This is important so that we don't strain any of our muscles. The other video shows one of our Zumba routines. We hope you enjoy watching them!
Linked to keeping our bodies fit and healthy by exercising, a well balanced diet can also help. The children below were keen to show their healthy lunchboxes in response to the letter which Miss Bingham sent home on Monday evening (14.5.12). Well done Year 1/2!