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Monday 6th July


Objective – I can find halves of numbers. 


Last week we looked at finding doubles of numbers and this week we are going to find halves. Can you remember our fraction work from a few weeks ago? If we want to find a half, we split the objects, numbers or shape into two equal groups. We do the same if we want to find a half of numbers. This is quite tricky to do in our heads but we can use objects to help us. If we want to find half of 8, we need to find 8 objects (toy cars, pencils, pasta pieces – anything that helps!) and share them into two equal groups. If we count up how many are in one of those groups, we have a half. Remember, the groups need to be equal so they need to have the same amount in and to find a half, only count how many are in one of the groups. Otherwise you are just counting your objects.


Task -Write these numbers on post it notes or small cut up pieces of paper –

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Make sure you only write one number on each post it or piece of paper. Once you have them all, you can either turn them upside down so you can’t see the number or ask someone to hide them for you. Then you need to pick one or find one and whatever the number is, you need to find half of it. So if you pick the number ‘2’ card, you need to get two objects and half them (like we talked about – sharing into two equal piles) until you can say a half. If you are correct, you can go and find your next number. Can you do this for all your numbers?


Challenge – Try the ‘bees in the garden’ halving activity.


Objective – I can write a list.


This week we are going to practice some of the skills we have been learning throughout the year but haven’t used for a little while. Today we are going to learn about lists. Can you think of a time when you might need to write a list? Why are they helpful?


I always write a list before going shopping otherwise I only come back with tasty goodies and not proper food! I also write a list if I have lots of jobs to do, so that I don’t forget them. It is always a good idea to give your list a title so you know what it is a list of. I always underline this title so it is nice and clear at the top of the page. When we write a list we use bullet points to show each item and we write the items, one on each line. This makes the list easier to read. Below is an example of a shopping list. Have a look at it – can you see the title, bullet points and how it is set out?

Task – Your task is to imagine you are going on holiday (anywhere you like!) and to write a list of things you will need to take. You need to include a title (e,g. ‘Things to pack’ or ‘My holiday list’) and underline it so it is clear. Then you need to list the items one under the other, with bullet points, like the example. Have a think about what would be helpful to take and you can even say how many you need e.g. ‘6 pairs of socks’.


Challenge – See if you can include some adjectives to your list (e.g. ‘warm socks’ ‘comfortable shoes’).


Today we are going to learn how adding 'un' at the start of a word changes the meaning of the word. Work through the power point with an adult then decide which of the activities you want to try. You might decide to make a get well soon card (there is an example to look at or you could make your own) or you might prefer to play the mime game.