This week we have been learning about numbers to 20. We started practicing counting forwards and backwards to 20. We noticed that a lot of the numbers past 10 have teen in them. We used numicon and dinnese to make the different teen numbers and this helped us to write them as well making sure that we always started with 1 because they all had 1 ten hiding inside them.
We are learning about 2D and 3D shapes this week. We started with 3D shapes which we learnt are those that we can pick up and hold. We found lots around school and we described what they are like. Some of their names are tricky to remember! Then we learnt that 2D shapes are those that we can't pick up and we had lots of fun making our own.
We are learning how to use the part-whole model in maths which sounds really complicated but it's not really! First we started thinking about what the words part and whole meant using fruit. It was messy but we could see where the parts and the wholes were. Then we used cubes to help us and now we are going to use what we know now to write addition sentences.
We have been very busy during our first week in Year One practising our counting skills. First we sorted objects. Then we had the idea of putting each group into a line to make them easier to count. Teddy explained that, "that way we don't miss any out when we are counting".