Mr Goodwin welcomes you to Class 6!
I look forward to adding information and pictures about the activities the children complete so check back regularly!
As an update, I am sure you are aware that the latest Ofsted report on Daylesford school has been published. As a result of this, it has become clear that lots of our children need improvement in their presentation skills when using exercise books. While we are focussing upon this more within school, including the advent of "P stars" to indicate to children where their presentation could be improved, progress will be best achieved if this is encouraged at home as well. As a result, children would benefit from practising their handwriting skills and correct pencil grip at home to encourage a more conscientious attitude towards their work.
Thank you, Mr. Goodwin.
This week in Maths, we are starting to learn about halves. Children will first be doing this with shapes and then halving numbers by sharing into 2 groups in a similar method to division last week.
This week we are learning division in Maths. I thought it may be instructive for parents to know the method with which we teach this so that it can be further promoted at home.
The principal method for dividing is to share between groups. 10 divided by 2 for example we would solve by drawing 2 groups and then sharing 10 dots out between these two groups, either as columns or in circles.
However, sometimes word problems will ask children to find out how many groups there are having provided children with the number of objects or people within a group. Therefore, for a word problem such as "a teacher divides a class of 30 children into groups of 5. How many groups will there be?" children will continue making groups of 5 until their total number of dots equals 30.
I hope that this makes sense to you and is helpful for promoting mathematical techniques at home. If you have any further questions, I have provided my email on the latest weekly letter for parents to contact me on.
Thank you so much for those parents who came in to read with the children to celebrate reading, especially if you read to the children in another language. The children really enjoyed it, and it renewed a joy of reading in many of our class.
This week, Parents Evening letters will be going out, so keep an eye out for those in your children's book bags so that you can get the best time for your availability. I look forward to seeing all of you then.
Friday 13th January
Thank you for being such a super bunch of children. I have seen you grow and become very confident and trustworthy year 1's. Keep up all of your hard work and I will call in to see you when the baby arrives. Thank you also Mums and Dads and families for the kind words and thoughts as I leave class 6 today. Mrs Brady
As part of our D&T lessons this half term year 1 are looking at designing and making their own fruit salads. We have been drawing pictures, discussing fruits and tasting all of the fruits sent in by class 6 parents. Our final designs for our fruit salads will be posted on this website by the end of the half term.
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