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Number Day in Year 2

Today is Number Day! We have some wonderful mathematicians in Year 2 and have been having lots of fun learning all about word problems, place value, addition, subtraction and multiplication. Charlie, Chloe P-A, Ryan, Scarlett and Tyler won ‘Who Wants to be a Mathionnaire?’ We love maths!

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Yummy NSPCC Number Day!

We have had a lovely time at our own smoothie cafe today, making healthy smoothies with our families and friends. At the same time we have been practicing our maths skills by counting and weighing pieces of fruit, and making hopscotch, stepping stones, and a 3D smoothie cafe outdoors! The best thing is, all this is to support and raise money for the NSPCC on NSPCC Number Day. Hooray!

 

 

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Investigating dissolving

 

Super to see the children putting into practise their maths learning and science skills! They have been measuring liquids, solids and time! To complete this investigation, the children needed to weigh out different quantities of salt, measure out 50ml of water using a measuring cyclinder and time how long the salt took to dissolve in seconds! Great practical skills!

 

 

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Icy investigators!

Nursery and Reception have been having a wonderful time outdoors exploring the icy conditions. We have been finding and describing 2D  and 3D shapes made of ice, and talking through icy windows! This morning we also set up an investigation to see what happens if we leave some water and sequins in trays overnight. Will it be cold enough to freeze tonight? If so we will have some icy decorations! If not we will carefully gather all our sequins for another day so they are not dangerous to all the wildlife we have around school.

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Year 4 maths fun!

We have been having great fun reasoning in maths this week! Here we are working as a team on fractions, trying to find the odd one out!!

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Festive fun in Early Years!

We are having lots of festive fun in Nursery and Reception! We have made a giant picture of the Nativity scene, and love role-play related to Jesus’ birthday around it. We have had a great time exploring pattern while making paper chains (which turned into moustaches!). We are also learning through play in our “Santa’s workshop” role-play area, writing lists and building and counting toys, and are enjoying the home corner for role-play celebrations, cooking and reading in a cosy Christmassy reading area. We are also making and writing our own greetings cards. Not a minute to waste!

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KIND – Day 3

Today, Year 1 learned how to use Venn diagrams and pictograms to help us to classify different kinds of animals like mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians. We also learned about animal food chains and investigated what some carnivores, herbivores and omnivores eat!

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We’re great at the grid method!

Year 3 have been practising the grid method today using place value counters to build conceptual understanding!

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Partitioning

We’ve been using place value apparatus a lot this term, learning how to partition numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.

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Year 1’s Cracking Eggs-periment!

We have been learning about the strength of different materials in science. Do you think it’s possible to stand on two cartons of eggs without breaking a single egg? Amazingly, it is! Safa and Abby took on the challenge and managed to prove that eggs are stronger than we think!

We looked at lots of strong shapes that appear often in architecture like domes and triangles, and we worked in teams to make the strongest structures we could make…only using spaghetti and marshmallows! Well done, everyone!

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