Mathemagicians

Symmetrical Butterflies

The Ladybirds have been learning about symmetry today.  We created our own symmetrical butterflies.  We had to choose the correct colours and shapes to make the wings of the butterfly the same on both sides.  The children were fantastic and I was so pleased at how...

Caterpillar Patterns

The Ladybirds are currently enjoying reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and learning all about caterpillars.  As part of this, in Maths today, we created caterpillar repeating patterns using different coloured counters. Article 28:You have the right to a good...

Times-Up Challenge

This morning a group of our Year 4 children participated in the Times-Up Challenge against children from other schools at Dryden. Mrs Barnett, who took them said that their teamwork and resilience was excellent as always. Well done to them for fantastic times-table...

Getting to know you…

During transition week we have been finding out lots of information about people in our class. We have been asking lots of questions such as 'Do you have a dog?', 'Have you ever had a broken bone?' and 'Do you have a big brother?'. We know each other really well now!...

Tremendous Tetrahedrons

Today the Elms, Oaks and Beeches had an excellent session with Wilmont Dixon turning canes and elastic bands into mini tetrahedrons. We then connected all the mini tetrahedrons together and created a tremendous tetrahedron, which towered over everyone.

Times Tables Rockstars

Year 2 have been proving their times tables expertise today during maths. They have been using the times tables rock stars program to improve their skills. They have their own personal account to use at home and their log in details are in their homework book. They...

Marvellous Measuring in Year 2!

Today Year 2 have been measuring parts of their body and comparing them with each other. They had to decide which measuring tool to use and then had to make sure their measurements were accurate. I think we may have lots of future tailors and carpenters in Year 2!...

Sharing in Robins

The children in Robins have been learning to share amounts into equal groups. They began by sharing into 2 equal groups and then moved on to sharing into a variety of different sized groups. We used our trusty cookie cereal to count and solved lots of problems with...

Finding a quarter

Article 12: you have the right to an opinion and to be listened to. Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people. Article 28: You have...

Tally charts and pictograms

This week in Maths we have been learning about tally charts and pictograms.  After reading the story 'Oliver's Fruit Salad', we created a tally chart to find out which fruit was the most popular in our class.  We then represented this information in the form of a...

Money, Money, Money!

The children have been working with money. They have looked at different coins and tried to work out the value. They then bought monsters from the monster shop. Some children even worked out different ways of making the same amount. Article 28: You have the right to a...

Fruit salad fun in the Dragonflies

This week we have been reading Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French. We have also read a non fiction book about healthy food. We discussed health eating and the importance of eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. We then decided that we would like to...

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