25th December 2016
Maths Week November 2016
The children in EYFS looked at the artist Mondrian and created their own art work in his style, focusing on shape and colour. The children took part in lots of counting games, bingo games and shape and number recognition activities.
The focus for maths week in year 6 was time which involved telling and writing the time, reading and using timetables, planning itineraries for a day trip and estimating units of time. One of the activities involved the children working together to play a day trip to London. The children had to consider how to get the most time possible in the capital city but soon discovered that often train travel is more expensive at peak times which made it more challenging as the children only had a budget of £150. The children in year 6 also made hats with clocks on and story books to read to year 2 which involved guess the time challenges and ‘reveal the answer’ clocks.
In year 2, the children went on a maths hunt around the school, trying to spot all the different numbers around our school environment. The children also had to estimate and then count how many steps it would take to walk from the hall to the library. They also estimated and counted how many windows and sofas
they could see along the corridor.
To practice their doubling and halving skills, the children in year 2 made a robot using multilink cubes and then had to make his big brother who was double his size. Some of the children then calculated and made his even bigger brother who was double the size of the big brother!
The children loved the measuring activities and building towers as tall as their friends.
The children in year 5 linked their maths week learning to their Geography topic about China. The children were given a budget of £825 and had to work together to plan a trip for 3 days and 3 nights for 2 people to China. The children were given pricings for flights, accommodation, food and drink, transport and activities. The children then presented their ideas and costings to the rest of the class. Year 5 also produced some counting story book using numbers under 10 which the year 5 children read to the children in EYFS.
Year 4 created some maths game to practise their mental fluency.
Year 1 children using bundles of straws and Numicon to count in 10s.