# Wednesday 13th May

Hello Wrens

How did you get on with your garden plans yesterday? What are your favourite parts of your garden?

Today we are going to be using the internet to research some different types of gardens.  Some of the gardens like the ones Capability Brown designed are huge with lakes and rivers and some are really small. If you click on the links below they will take you to websites of famous gardens in the United Kingdom, maybe you have visited some of them.  As you are looking at them think about what you like and don't like about them. It might help to write a list of your favourite things or print out some pictures.   Purvis really liked the gardens with fountains in them and Mickey Thompson liked anything with a tea shop!

Witley Court

Stonehouse cottage

Kenilworth Castle

Blenheim Palace

Kew Gardens

Crome Court

Chatsworth

Levenshall

English.

Today we are back to doing some more phonics practise, so please see the activities below.

Maths.

Yesterday we were thinking about counting in steps of 2.  We can also count in steps of other numbers. Use the songs below to practise counting in 5s and 10s.

Reception.

Mickey Thompson and Purvis have set you some challenges involving counting in 2s.

Can you use counting in 2s to say how many objects are in each picture?

Now let's play shops.  Choose what sort of shop you are going to have and ask your grown up to write you some price labels.

Parents - we are going to be practising counting in 2s in this activity so initially write price labels for 2p, 4p, 6p, 8p and 10p.

You now need to get your purse ready but today we are going to have only 2ps in our purse.  If you haven't got enough then you can use the sheet below to cut some out.  Now let's go shopping!

Parents - please encourage your child to count in 2s during this activity. It may help them to tap the coin twice as they say each number.  If they are confident extend the activity to use numbers up to 20.

Mickey Thompson and Purvis had a fruit shop.  I'm trying to get them to eat less cake!

Extra challenge  - you have an item for 5p in your shop.  How many 2p coins would you need to pay for it?

Year 1.

Yesterday we learnt about writing multiplication number sentences for counting in groups of 2.  We can do the same for counting in groups of 5 or 10,

For example Mickey Thompson has 4 groups of 5 pens.

If we write this as a repeated addition number sentence it would look like this.

5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 20

However, we can write a much shorter multiplication number sentence.

4 x 5 = 20

4 groups of 5 = 20 or 4 times 5 = 20.

Now work through the PowerPoint below to practise writing some multiplication number sentences using groups of 5 and 10.

Have a go at the activities below. As yesterday there are 2 different levels. Don"t forget to write your multiplication number sentences.

Best wishes

Mrs Lightfoot