Today we have finished the story Scaredy Squirrel makes a friend. Following the story we created our own friends or pets using a variety of gummed shapes. The children tried hard to name the shapes they used. We think they have made some fantastic friends and pet friends. What do you think?
In Maths this week, Reception have been representing the same number in different ways. The children showed their number using objects, on a tens frame, on a domino and using numicon. The teachers were so impressed by the children’s super counting. When explaining her tens frame Lucy said “I know I’ve got 9 because 9 is one less than 10 so I got 10 and took one way”. What a super explanation!
This week has been very busy in class. We wanted to share some of our amazing learning with you.
Year 3 have been learning to compare and order numbers in year 3. We have enjoyed pegging numbers in order and have explained how we know ours numbers have been correctly placed.
As part of our topic about ‘Our Bodies’ we have read the story ‘Funny Bones’. We sequenced the story, made character puppets and painted skeletons. In Maths we ordered the skeletons by height using the vocabulary ‘tall’ and ‘short’. Super work everybody!
Year 4 have been learning about rounding 4 digit numbers in our Maths lessons this week.
Today, the children grouped together to try and practically show and explain how to round numbers to the nearest 100. The children thought of a 4 digit number, and then had to create their own number line using whiteboards and string. They had to estimate the position of their number on the number line and then explain which number it would round to if rounding to the nearest 100.
The children worked really well in their groups, sharing ideas and thinking of how they could use the correct mathematical language to clearly explain their ideas. They gave each other fantastic feedback of how to make their explanations even better. Super work Year 4!
This morning, we have had lots of fun learning all about place value! Some of the children used loop cards which were like a mathematical domino set, some of the children played a number making game with a dice, some of the children played on the iPads and some of us used the laptops. If the children would like to play these games at home the sites are written below!
Yesterday the Nursery children had lots of fun learning the song 5 little ducks. We all sang the song together then made our very own ducks hats. The children tried hard to cut around the duck shape before some very careful colouring. Well done everyone, you are superstars!
The year 3 children have worked extremely hard and made Mrs Frost and Miss Shipley smile a lot this week. Well done!
In Maths this week, the children in Reception have been creating and describing their own repeating patterns using different objects. Look at the photos and videos below to see the patterns we have made. Super work everybody!