We are always very busy in Ducklings class, so we thought it would be nice to put together a small collection of a few of the things we have been getting up to so you can have a little glipmse into Duckling life. In Maths we have been practising counting and recognising numbers, we have … Continue reading
This term we are re-visiting fractions, equivalent fractions and how we simplify them. We use a variety of ways to do this including using our knowledge of factors and bar modelling. We started by making our own resources to use in the lessons which was a fraction wall, although folding a strip of paper into … Continue reading
Today in Maths, Owls worked practically to count on. They practised counting on by using a range of manipulatives including; their fingers, beads, numicon and number lines. The range of methods practised allowed them to work out different addition questions. The children also confidently formed their own number sentences using the addition sign and equal … Continue reading
We have been busy learning about partitioning numbers and how we can flexibly partition them also. Eagles could show different ways to record their findings and share their own ideas.
This week we have been learning how to compare numbers and we have been using the terms ‘greater than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’. Today in Maths, Owls used calculators to solve addition questions and compared their answers with another number. The children enjoyed using calculators for the first time and worked very hard.
This week we were able to use the school’s new laptops in our Maths lesson; recognising numbers to 10,000,000. We all agreed that it made maths a little bit more exciting as the program is interactive. We will try to use them more in our lessons from now on. Year 6 gave the laptops a … Continue reading
Ducklings have been experimenting different ways of making number bonds to ten. We learned a number song to support our learning.
We have been learning about higher numbers and how to record them. We focused on numbers from 11 to 20 and enjoyed activities where we could expand our understanding of how they could be created.
Over the last couple of days, Owls have had a very exciting encounter with Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. On Monday we found a letter from Jack, telling us he was planning to sneak back up the beanstalk for one final time. However, Jack explained that he didn’t have a bag to bring back … Continue reading
In maths we have been learning about fractions. We went outside to use hola hoops and balls and chalk and cubes to make it interactive and fun. The children really enjoyed maths being out of the classroom.