Those pesky seagulls have been stealing Mr Grinling’s sandwiches from the basket. The children have made paper-plate seagull hats to use in their role play. One brave volunteer in the photograph offered to sit in the ‘hotseat’ and answer questions based on what happened in the story. Hotseating is a drama technique used to explore characters further and try to understand their viewpoint.
It’s very important from a young age that children develop an instant recall of number facts. Learning number bonds gives children the foundations on which they can learn related facts (e.g. if you know 7 + 3 = 10 then 70 + 30 = 100 or 17 + 3 = 20). Here’s a website we’ve used as a quick starter in our maths lessons: