We self-register when we come in to class in the morning. We then work with our friends to complete 'Brain Blast' activities.
The first few weeks have flown by! We’ve enjoyed getting back into the swing of things by playing lots of team building games.
Everybody has been busy taking part in assessments so that targets can be given. Every child has taken home targets for spelling and timetables that they need to work on.
We had fun in our first outdoor learning session and developed our directional language, e.g. clockwise; anticlockwise; left; right; north, south, east, west. We discussed artist, Andy Goldsworthy and created some of our own ‘Art from nature’.
We’ve been developing the ability to reason mathematically and create a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. We have been problem solving by:
- seeking solutions not just memorising procedures
- exploring patterns not just memorising formulas
Simply 'having a go' is a great way to make a start on a mathematical problem. Whatever happens, you will have learnt more about the situation and can then tweak your approach.
Our current focus in maths is Place Value. Place value is the value of each digit that appears in a number. Understanding place value helps you to work out the value of a number. For example, in the number 627, the 6 is 600 (hundreds), the 2 is 20 (tens) and the 7 is 7 (units, or ones in other words).
Have a go at these place value riddles!
Outdoor Learning 19/9/23
Outdoor learning was lots of fun! We started off by singing a silly rain song! We then made boats from natural materials and tried to race them on the puddles. We needed to make lots of adjustments as they kept sinking! We had log roll races and finished off by jumping in muddy puddles.