On Wednesday 6th March we celebrated World Maths Day in school. Key Stage One and Two children were able to log on to the World Games website and had lots of fun competing against children from around the World. We had tangrams, cookery and puzzles throughout the day.
A fun time was definitely had by all. You could say…mathstastic!
Watch this space to find out who the Nook’s top scorers were from World Games…
This week in Elms we have done a lot of exiting things!
When Mrs Liddle comes into the Elms she teaches fun things! Last week we made diva lamps, and this week we painted our diva lamps and finished our Rangoli patterns. Last but not least we made Diwali cards for our family; we went on the laptops to make them.
In Literacy, for some of us there is a new way of teaching writing called Read Write Inc. The rest of us imagined that we lived in a cave and then had to describe. We went outside to help us with our work.
Maths, we did perimeter, which is the distance around the outside of something. We used a ruler to measure the outside of a shape then we had to add it up and see what the total was.
During ‘All Around the World Week’ we learned about Kenya. We have learnt lots of facts e.g. Kenya only has two seasons, one rainy season and one dry season. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi.
On Wednesday some of the parents came in and helped us, and joined in, we had fun! We did some food tasting, the fruit was lovely.
We were supposed to play Lingey House and Kells Lane at football, but it was called off because of the rain.
In Elms this week we have done many fun things. In maths we have solved money problems using calculators to find our change.
R.E., Mrs Liddle comes into the Elms to learn us about Hinduism and also Diwali. We made Diva lamps and rangoli patterns.
In Literacy we learned about connectives and then we wrote an assessment on a spooky house.
Some of the Elms play for the School Football Team. On Thursday we played against two teams, the first one against Colgate and the second against Oakfield. We won both games and the first one we won 2-1 against oakfield after that we played colgate we won 1-0 with a cracking free kick off Morgan Mulgrew, he’s an Oak, but that’s ok though.
In our maths lessons we have been learning how to partition 2 digit numbers to help us add. Partition just means split the 2 digits to find out the value of each one. We have used place value cards and games to help us with our learning.
In Maths we have been looking at perimeter and area. We decided to take our skills outside of the classroom and calculated the area of the decking which surrounds our pond. We even managed to spot a few frogs and spawn!
When I went to school (which was nearly as long ago as Mr.Firth) I never had games to help me learn fractions. So especially for all of you in Class 9, here are a couple of games to help you. You never know somene might get close to 9 seconds!
Mrs.Green, brackets for additional information. What do you think?