Decimal Jewellery

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Today we made decimal jewellery. We cut up paper straws into tenths to make a necklace. Then we cut one tenth into ten pieces (hundredths)and used these to make a jewel for our necklace. Our final challenge was to cut a hundredth into ten pieces making thousandths. We were amazed at how tiny…

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Y2 Division as Grouping

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We have been learning about division for the first time in class today.  Here we are using the counters to make equal groups.  It was great fun and it really helped us to see the link with multiplication.  

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To the rescue!

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After all of the teddies in Nursery went missing we decided to make hero capes and go and find them. We have developed our mark making skills and written our superhero name on the back. We have listened to and used lots of positional language to describe where they were found.

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Y2 Marshmallow Maths

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In maths we have been learning all about 2D and 3 D shapes.  It is really tricky to know how many vertices a 3D shape has so Mrs Cross challenged us to make some using mini marshmallows and cocktail sticks.  They were tricky to make too but we managed it in the end.  Counting marshmallows was…

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Year 4 Matchstick Perimeter

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We have been learning all about perimeter. Today, we were finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes so we used a certain amount of matchsticks to make different shapes before working out the perimeter. 

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Making playdough

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We made playdough in Maths today. We used cups and tablespoons to measure our ingredients. We sieved, mixed and rolled our ingredients together.

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2D shapes

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We have been learning all about 2D shapes in maths.  Today we had to use rulers to draw them very carefully.  Here we are practising drawing straight lines on our whiteboards.  It was a lot trickier than it looked but we managed it!

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Playing outside

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Outside we have different challenges and activities for the Nursery children. This week the children are strengthening their hand muscles. They are spraying the fires with water bottles. We are talking about amounts to five and looking at the numeral that represents each.

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Making teen numbers!

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We used different resources to make the teen numbers by looking at the ten and ones. 

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Make 10 to add two small numbers

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Today we used the ten frames to practise quite a tricky but very important skill in maths.  We were learning to use ten to add numbers.  This means that instead of using our fingers to calculate 6 + 7, we used our number bonds to make the sum 6 + 4 + 3.  As we know 6 + 4 = 10 already, we only have…

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Making healthy fruit kebabs

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What a lot of fruit we had to share this afternoon! We made lovely healthy kebabs. The challenge was to try to make a repeating pattern with our favourite fruits.

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Outdoor Learning

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We also practised our throwing and catching skills whilst counting in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 3’s.

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