Well the weather might not be as sunny and warm as last week but it hasn’t stopped us enjoying our outdoor area. The maths area today was set up with measuring jugs and scales with challenges encouraging children to measure different quantities. Children made some excellent measurements – even calculating what the amount was when there was no number e.g. If the water reached between 50ml and 60ml children understood it was 55ml.
Super work children!
Children enjoyed learning in our ever improving outdoor area this week and of course the sun at the start of the week helped!
We used a range of writing resources to ensure we could correctly spell some of the Year 2 common exception words and developed our mathematical knowledge by sharing the resources outside to help us understand more about division. Some children also had the opportunity to practise their reading skills with a new game in the sun. Children have been really enthusiastic about their learning and their follow up work in the classroom has been fantastic.
Well done children!
Year 2 have had a great morning learning all about division. The children used concrete apparatus to develop their fluency in sharing objects equally. Once they were secure, they moved on to drawing pictures to divide numbers. Finally, the children recalled known number facts (2s, 5s and 10s) to divide mentally! What a fantastic morning. Great maths everyone!
Year 4 are continuing to learn about division. Today we are thinking about what happens if we cannot share our tens equally. For example, if we did 45 divided by 3, we could share 3 of the tens equally, but would have another ten left over! Year 4 said that we can exchange that ten for ten ones, and add it to the 5 ones that we have from our original number. So, we would then have 15 ones that we can share equally between 3 groups. The children worked really well using counters to show how we exchange.
Great work Year 4!
Year 2 are having great fun with multiplication this week. For those calculations that we aren’t yet able to solve mentally, we have been using apparatus and drawings to create arrays. For our known multiplication facts, we have been playing games to sharpen up on our rapid recall. Great work!
We learned that when we divide, we have to share things equally into groups. We took counters, and working together, divided them equally. For example, if we had 15 counters and shared them into 3 groups, we found out that each group would have 5 counters.
The children worked really well with their partners and quickly identified that we can use our times table knowledge to check if our answers were correct!
Great work Year 4!
We played a game involving dice. Children rolled 2 dice and then made a 2 digit number from the numbers rolled. They then had to double their number, and colour the double on the grid.
The children had fun and really improved their fluency with doubling. If you want to play at home, a quick Google search can bring up an online dice that can roll two dice for you!
Can anyone suggest how I can use my doubling skills to multiply a number by 4? Let us know in the comments.
This week we have shared the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock. The children have made a variety of different clocks using paper plates, sugar paper and play dough. They have worked hard trying to put the numbers around the clock in the correct order and have wrote some brilliant numbers!
Today the children will be bringing home a number key ring to help with their number recognition.
Well done everyone!