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Sharing in the playground!

Using what we had learnt in Mathematics, today we went outside and had fun with some chalk in the sun. We used the chalk to help us use pictorial representations of our division calculations. Again, we used the sharing method to help us and we did an amazing job!

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maths in nature

Each week, year 4 enjoy a lesson outdoors in our nature garden.

This week they were looking for bugs and mini beasts as part of a conservation project.

They had to create tables and tally charts to log every creature found.

The children had to draw their own tables and a method of recording data.

They were then able to use maths language to describe their findings. For example – the most common bug, the least common creature, the difference in amount of creatures.

They were also able to use diagrams to classify creatures using their features. For example, Venn diagrams showing six legged creatures and creatures which could fly.

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Recording sound levels

Year 4 have been learning about sound in science.

As part of our science lesson, we had to collect some data.

We went out into the playground to record the volume of sound at different parts of the yard and playing fields. We used a special app to record the decibels.

We collected the data in tables, then back in the classroom we displayed our data using line graphs.

We enjoyed using our maths skills in science.

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What 2D shapes can you make?

The children in Year 2 worked very hard today trying to make as many 2D shapes as possible using a skipping rope. The children had to think carefully about the shape properties. They had a go at making the following shapes; circle, triangle, square, oblong, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon and octagon.

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Year 2 – Measuring in the Playground

Year 2 have enjoyed doing maths in the playground this week. The children began by reminding themselves of their measuring skills. They looked at some measurements and were able to convert this from metres to centimetres and vice versa.

The children then went into the playground and in groups they took part in the following activities;

* How far can you throw the beanbag?

* How far can you throw the javelin?

* How far can you jump with 2 feet?

* How far can you leap with 1 foot?

* How close to the beanbag can you roll the ball?

The children all worked very well in their groups and were very accurate with their measurements …

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Year 5 – Maths in the Playground

This week we have been making the most of the glorious weather and have headed outside for our Maths lessons!

We had been exploring data and had to collect some of our own. Each group created their own sports day activity. Whilst we completed our activities we were recording data. Some groups created obstacle courses and recorded the time taken for each person to complete it. Whilst others measured the distance that they had thrown the javelin! We all had lots of fun!

The following day, we then decided on how to display the data and created charts using Excel. Here are pictures of us working hard on collecting and displaying our data!


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Playground Number Hunt – Year 1

This morning we went on a number hunt! We went out onto the playground and found lots of hidden numbers. Once we each found a number we had to decided between ourselves where to stand along the number between 0 and 100. We talked to each other about our numbers and discussed was our number closer to 0 or to 100 and where each of us should place ourselves on the number line. We had great fun talking about our numbers and deciding if it was more than or less than the person’s number next to us.

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Right Angles – Maths in the Playground

This week Year 2 have been learning about right angles. The children began by making their own right angle catcher.

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The children then went into our school grounds to look for right angles …

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They then looked for right angles in school …

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