We have had a fantastic start to the term in Class 2. We have been exploring our new areas of provision both indoors and outside. We have been getting to know each other and settling into new routines. From our pictures, we also seem to have done lots of maths!
Class 3 have been learning all about money in maths recently. Here they are totaling up how much money they have and using different strategies to do this efficiently. They are getting quick and accurate at doing this in partners and independently. We have also been looking closely at our British coins – they make up a shield shape if you have one of each!
Class 4 have had a busy few weeks! Alongside SATs for our older pupils, we have also been getting out and about in the school grounds to answer the question “how can we measure that?”
To make sense of the world around us, it’s good to have a way of talking about the sizes of things. We could measure the distance of a line (perhaps in meters), the area of a 2d shape (meters squared) or the volume of a shape (meters cubed!) If we had a really awkward 3d shape, we could also measure its’ volume in liters.
We’ve been measuring all sorts of things in all sorts of ways – check out the pictures below to see what we’ve been up to!
Class 4 have been consolidating their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages!
Using a range of activities, games and tasks we have been learning how to find how an amount can be written in more than three different ways! There are always many ways to write equivalent fractions; but now we can also now find the corresponding percentage and decimal.
Y4 have been puzzling over how long the sides of a rectangle could be if the perimeter was 20cm. They worked systematically to make sure they had all the possible solutions, It was easier with a system too!
They then used their system to work out if it had a perimeter of 40cm.
Super systematic solving!
Last week we were super busy in our Maths lessons. Year One were using different representations to help deepen their understanding of addition including number bonds. Year Two were using mathematical vocabulary and symbols to compare numbers and number sentences.
In addition to our daily Maths lessons we also started our new Mastering Number lessons. These are three to four short lessons per week that focus on strengthening our understanding of number and improve our fluency with number facts.
We have been exploring Roman numbers this week. We know that I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50 and C=100. Romans didn’t have a zero!
We’ve enjoyed using our colourful wooden sticks to make some numbers up to 10 and then to 100 and had many different ideas about how some numbers can be made. We explained our thinking to each other and impressed our friends with lots of problem solving and mental calculations going on!
Here we are with a few of the numbers…
After Mr Dean and Class 4 demonstrated Times Table Rock Stars in Celebration Assembly last week, Class 3 have been super keen to get going themselves. This week everyone has been hard at work speedily beating their times and sharpening up their quick recall with great enthusiasm. Keep up the good work and next week we’ll be exploring the shop to spend your well earned gold coins!
Here are some of the class hard at work.
We’ve made a super start to the new term in Class 3. We have had great fun learning to tell the story of “Why dog is friends with man” inspired by a local storyteller Taffy Thomas. If you’d like to hear the tale, do ask anyone in Class 3 and they’ll spend a happy 5 minutes with added actions and sound effects to entertain you!
We have also been working hard on representing numbers in different ways. Year 4 have proudly worked out lots of representations of 4 digit numbers here from a range of images.
We have been having fun creating 3D symmetrical creations. We worked in small teams to use any bits and pieces from our classroom to create patterns and models that had one or two lines of symmetry. We looked carefully at as many of the details as we could – writing and patterns on things made it really tricky but we made it as symmetrical as we could!