Crew MW explored a mystery box this morning in outdoor provision…We began by predicting what might be in the box. Some of us thought there might be a giant teddy in there, or a pirate, or maybe even a unicorn! But what we found was some giant polydron pieces! We had lots of fun working together to build using the polydrons outside! We created a house and a tunnel with a trap door and we followed Miss Welburn’s instructions and positional language carefully to make the structures. We even worked out how to rotate the shapes around to make them fit together. The best part was pretending to be the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs! We huffed, and we puffed, and we blew the house down! 🐷🐷🐷🐺
Crew MW were exploring finding one more in maths this morning! We listened to a song about elephants and showed how many elephants there were using our cubes. Each time a new elephant joined, we used our cubes to show one more! We noticed that every time we added one more, our tower got bigger because the numbers were getting bigger.
In maths today, Crew MW have been listening carefully to the amount of sounds that they heard and counting these into their five frames. They used the objects to represent the numbers and talked about how many squares were full and how many were empty. I’m really impressed with how hard all of the children worked and how smart they were getting with representing their numbers!
Maths week fun in MI! We had to delay one of the activities from last week and we managed to complete this today! We explored money then went to our classroom shop where we added amounts together. What a fantastic lessons we had! During our debrief we looked at how we would calculate change!
Crew Godley have been working really hard this week to measure weight, comparing objects using the vocabulary heavier and lighter. We had great fun estimating and challenging ourselves and others to weigh accurately ⚖️
Our timestable rockstar day ended with quite the battle! Crews battled against each other to gather points in the hope their crew would make it to the final! There was great encouragement by all and it was lovely to see the improvements in our timestable knowledge! A big well done to everyone that took part 🙂 A big shout out to Crew Boswell who made it to the final! And to the 2 children who beat Mrs Ibbotson!
We have started our new unit on fractions this week so what better way to start than cutting Jaffa cakes into fractions and then getting to eat them?!? After we cut the Jaffa cakes we then used these to help find equivalent fractions. Yum!
Crew MW have been exploring repeating patterns this week in maths. We have copied patterns, continued patterns and made our own patterns using cubes, vehicles and natural resources around provision. We even challenged ourselves to spot the mistake in Miss Welburn’s patterns!
Crew MW have been exploring mass in maths today. We have been using our scales to weigh objects and compare which one is heavy and which one is light. We were really good at using our mathematical language to compare!