Numeracy - Today, we are going to be looking at halving amounts. In school, we have talked about halves being equal. When we halve amounts, we share it equally into two groups. Watch the video below to see how to halve amounts.
Today, Fox has set you a halving challenge! Work your way through the Powerpoint below and see if you can find half of each number. Use counters, lego blocks, pasta or something else small to help you. You can use the halving mat below to help if you have a printer, or use 3 plates, pieces of paper, or hoops instead (one to put the correct amount on to begin, then two to share the amount equally between). Once you have halved the amount, check that you have the same amount (an equal amount) in each group, then click the PowerPoint to see if you have the right answer. You can write your questions and answers in a table in your book if you wish (one column containing the starting amount, the second column containing the ‘half’).
Challenge - your grown ups can give you some numbers bigger than 10 to halve - all the way up to 20 if you like!
Literacy - On Monday you had a go at describing the Gruffalo and his features. Today we would like you to create your own ‘Gruffalo’ and design your own fictional character using different features to the original. Draw and colour your Gruffalo and then label the main features using lots of adjectives, if you can write in full sentences then even better. Where does he/she live, what do they like to eat?
Challenge - Make your Gruffalo come to life using the app Chatterkid, take a picture of your Gruffalo and make him/her talk.