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Our new History topic is all about Inventors. Last week we discussed what an inventor is and today we learnt about the inventor of Lego. We have learnt that the inventor of Lego was called Ole Kirk Christiansen and he was from Denmark. He invented Lego in 1949.
It is a very popular toy that is still played with today. We were able to work in partners to build creations using Lego. Here are some of our models below.
In Numeracy today we have been learning about addition and subtraction number families. We have used part part whole diagrams to help us write two addition and two subtraction number equations.
We have been learning about subtraction this week. We have made our own subtraction number stories and we have solved them too! We have used number lines to count back and we have drawn pictures then crossed out to show how many have been taken away.
We have started a new Literacy unit all about instructions. Today we followed instructions to make a paper plate penguin. Then we talked about special features of instructions.
In Literacy, we have been reading the story 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes. This story is about a toy dog who belongs to a little boy called Dave. Dave is very fond of Dogger and takes him everywhere but one day, Dave loses his toy. Eventually, Dogger is found at the school fete.
We have started to learn a simplified version of the text using actions and a story map to help us. Soon we will begin to innovate the text to create our own version of the story. We will choose a different toy and new characters, maybe even a different ending!
In Numeracy, we have been learning about number and creating different number stories using a variety of different methods. Some of us have been able to write number equations and use part part whole diagrams to show a variety of different numbers to 10. To help us, we used tens frames and a selection of different objects including cubes, counters and animals.