Those pesky pirates have been at it again and we still don't have our treasure back!! However, we discovered a message in a bottle... the pirates, Danger Dan and Peg-Leg Sue, wanted us to tell them why they should return OUR treasure.
As a class we brainstormed lots of ideas:
In our Computing lesson this week, we created pictograms to represent data on zoo animals. The children worked so well in their pairs, taking turns and problem solving together when things went wrong; it was lovely to see! All of the children successfully created their pictogram with the correct data and labels and were so proud when they had done so.
This week, the children created treasure maps. We thought carefully about what we could include on our maps and the children came up with some wonderful ideas... we had skull island, shark infested water, volcanoes, caves, mountains, trees and of course an X marks the spot with treasure to be found! We then discussed that our maps needed to have a key so we knew what the symbols meant. Once the children had finished creating their maps, we aged the paper by dipping it into tea and coffee.
I think the maps look amazing and I'm sure the children will be excited to see them on Monday when they have completely dried.
This week, in Maths, we have introduced multiplication. The children have done lots of problem solving and team work, whilst using their knowledge of counting in 2's, 5's and 10's, to complete the Maths challenge activities in class. It has been wonderful to see the children helping one another and using mathematical talk to problem solve!
Well done, Year One!