Doubling and Halving
Ask your child if they can remember what doubling is (it is adding 2 of the same together). Ask them to double numbers 1-5 on their fingers, to double 4 your child should be using one hand to hold up 4 fingers and the other hand to hold up 4 fingers and then add them together. For numbers 1-10 use small objects, like pasta or coins.
Ask your child if they remember what halving is (it is sharing into 2 groups that are equal/the same sizes). Give your child a selection of small objects, like pasta or coins, and ask them to count this amount. Once they have counted then ask them to share this amount between you and them. Ask them what half of the original amount is (they will need to count their pile to get the answer).
Please do a couple of doubling and halving problems with your child, starting off easy and getting harder, just to make sure they fully understand the concept.
Please email your class teacher if your child struggles with this work. This will help us think of more targeted learning for those who need to recap any of these topics. Please don't worry about it if your child does struggle, that's part of learning and we are here to help :)
Literacy: This week we have been looking at the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learning about the life cycle of the butterfly. Today your task is to do some writing to describe how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Talk about the life cycle of the butterfly, then choose one of the following challenges.
- Choose one stage in the life cycle and write a sentence about it.
- Write a sentence about each stage of the life cycle.
- Write a sequence of sentences describing how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Try to use the sequencing words First, next, then and finally.
There are some pictures and writing frames attached if you wish to use these.