In our lessons this week we have been adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers. Once again, the focus is on the language of tens and ones and we looked at different methods to add the numbers including the column method. The children are aware of the importance of starting with the ones when adding using the column method.
Building on from the previous lesson, the children used base 10 (diennes) and partitioning to add together 2-digit numbers including an exchange. The children have already had experience of seeing what happens when there are more than 10 ones and were confident in exchanging 10 ones for one 10. By the end of the week, the children used concrete materials but also drew images of the base 10 so that they could independently solve subtraction problems.
We continued to focus on the mystery of the Trinity this week. We thought about what we already knew about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We then looked at a selection of signs and symbols of the Trinity and discussed what we noticed about each of them. The children were then given the opportunity to design their own sign or symbol to represent the Trinity.