Category Archives: England

Potion Making

In today’s potions class, Mr Kennedy made some creepy, crispy snake skin.

Using dragon drool, ground unicorn horn and powdered snake venom – Mr Kennedy produced a flaming potion on the yard.

The children had to listen carefully as Mr Kennedy talked us through the process, explaining clearly the measurements and quantities of all of the ingredients.

Back in class the children had to use their instructions success criteria to produce instructions good enough for the Hogwarts teachers!

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Estimating Capacity

Last week, Year 4 were using estimation to check calculations – they were able to apply rounding of number, money and measurement to support estimation.

As part of our estimation work, we spent time looking at capacity and measurement. We were able to estimate the amount of liquid in a container – it was quite tricky when the containers were unusual sizes or shapes.

Once an estimation had been made, another member of the class checked accuracy using a measuring cylinder.

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Year 2 weigh Mrs Gourley’s shopping!

Today Year 2 have been very carefully reading some kitchen weighing scales to measure how heavy Mrs Gourley’s shopping is. The children were very careful to be as accurate as possible. They were then set the challenge of trying to work out the weight of 2 of the items.

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Year 6 – Smarties for maths!

Year Six have been looking at the differences between ratio and proportion. To help them understand the differences between them, they used Smarties ! It was even more fun as to change the overall quantity of Smarties, they had to eat them. It was a good way of remembering that ratio is part to part and proportion, part to whole.

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Year 2 – Food Fractions

This week Year 2 have started to look at fractions. They began by looking at fractions of food. the children worked in small groups of try to half and quarter a collection of foods. The children worked very hard. They understand that when we half something we need two equal groups. They then discovered to quarter something you need 4 equal groups.

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