Place Value

Hi everyone,

The first couple of weeks back at school have flown past and I am getting back into the swing of things! One of the things I’ve had a big focus on these past two weeks in Math is place value. I think it’s so important to get a good understanding of where your class are at with this at the start of the year and to address any misconceptions.  I’ve been using my Place Value Task Cards Set to ensure my students have a solid understanding of place value to start the year.

In the pack there are five different activities, which my students have been rotating through. I began my place value unit with a whole class lesson where I had all students completing similar activities. Following that lesson, I moved on to using the cards during rotations and it has really helped to embed the concept with my class.

Whole Body Listening

Hi everyone,

I have been back at school for one week now and have been really busy working on routines. We started on the first day back focusing on whole body listening. I introduced a bell that I use each time I want them to stop what they are doing and listen. We played a few games where the children had to stop what they were doing and listen each time they heard the bell. They then thought of what they should be doing with their whole body when they are listening. I created an anchor chart, which I have been referring to ALL week! The children also drew themselves and labelled their drawings to show what good listening looks like. We keep going over the anchor chart and I’m hoping that the expectations are beginning to sink in! What methods do you use to teach listening skills? I’d love to hear your ideas!