This week in Maths we have been looking at repeating patterns. We have designed repeating pattern fruit kebabs, used counters to make repeating pattern caterpillars, used peg boards and cubes to make repeating patterns and have even had a go at creating repeating patterns on the Smart Board. We are now repeating pattern experts and have even been creating patterns during the school day (e.g. milk time).
This week in Maths we have been learning about 3D shapes. The children have been really good at recognising and naming a range of 3D Shapes, including Spheres, Cubes, Cuboids, Cones, Square-based Pyramids and Hemi-Spheres. These are some photos of some of the children looking for different 3D shapes around school. They were able to find Cubes, Cylinders and Spheres. The children completed Tally Charts to say how many of each shape they were able to find.
This week in Maths the children have been learning about Addition. The children learnt that to add they need to move two groups of objects together, so that they can count the total in the whole group. The children worked well with a partner to complete the Addition activities.
This week in maths we have been estimating numbers of objects. We have a good guess or estimate first and then check to see how accurate we were.
Today we had lots of parents in the classroom for our estimating challenge. We had 20 bases with objects to estimate and we tried to get as close as possible to the number. It was really good fun and thank you to those of you who were able to attend.
Maths - One More
In Maths the children were able to count out the correct number of counters to match the numbers. Next the children added one more counter to the amount they already had to find the new total. By the end of the week the children were experts at calculating ONE MORE.
Each week in Maths the focus will either be on 'Number' or 'Shape, Space and Measure'. Each Maths session starts with a whole class 'starter' activity. Next there is the teacher 'input', which will be linked to what the children are learning that week. After this there will be a range of different activities for the children to access. Whilst this is happening one group will be doing an outside activity led by the Teaching Assistant and the Teacher will be working with another group of children to do an activity. For example the children might have different number lines from 0 to 10, that have some numbers missing. The children's activity would be to work out what numbers were missing and then to stick the relevant number into that space on the number line. You will be able to see some photos and videos of the Maths activities that the children do on Tapestry.