Some of the children recently attended a maths course. They then taught the rest of the class what they had learnt. I was so impressed to hear them using so much maths vocabulary such as ‘ fold it over so both parts are equal’ , ‘you can see a right angled triangle’.
As we have been studying Ancient Greece we decided to solve some sums using the Greek Number System. It was quite tricky.
It was great to see the children get resources such as counting beads out from our resources box and see them selecting their own equipment.
In Maths we looked at ordering numbers. We used our reasoning to say that 56 is bigger than 55 because they both have the same number of tens but 56 has 6 ones whereas 65 has 5 ones.
We then looked at three digit numbers. 234 is smaller than 334 because 234 has 2 hundreds but 334 has 3 hundreds.
We then went onto decimals. We used our reasoning to decide that 6.4 had to be bigger than 6.3 because they both have 6 ones but 6.4 has 4 tenths and 6.3 has three tenths. We discussed which was bigger- 1.3 or 1.30 and the children gave their own reasons for their choice before deciding they were exactly the same.
Very interesting lesson.
We had great fun today playing handball. Super teamwork.
We wrote letters to penpals in Canada and today received them back. It was very exciting!
A fun handball session in the sunshine.
What a fantastic day.
Today I took some Year 4 children to another school to work through challenges. They worked really hard and had to use lots of reasoning skills.
We looked at making the biggest tower and what would make it the best.
We looked at making boats out of paper and discussing angles, shapes and parallel sides.
They solved some very tricky problems.
Very proud of all of them.