Monthly Archives: January 2019

Maths Day

Lots going on in Elm Class this morning. Three different activities to do.  Putting our area finding skills into practice by finding the area of various parts of the school – netball court, Elm Class, Rowan Room and a picnic table to name a few. We needed to be accurate measuring with metre sticks and trundle wheels, able to round results, convert between metres and centimetres and multiply our results using a calculator if necessary.

We’ve also had a treasure hunt. The children needed to find different objects which were 5.5cm long; had a mass of 100g; were cube shaped etc. The hardest one was finding the biggest leaf and then finding its area.

We’ve also found lots of maths games to play and enjoy.

That was just the morning! As well as plenty of time to develop practical maths skills, we’ve also had to work together and co-operate in our groups. Lots of house points were given out for good perseverance and co-operative skills.

In the afternoon, our enquiry question was ‘ Is the largest rock the heaviest?’ We had to use string to measure the diameter because we found we couldn’t bend our ruler around it!

Rocks, Art and other things!

Lots of fun with our collage work depicting a journey. Some children chose a journey from countryside to town; others artic to sea. We spent time thinking about different paper coiling and folding techniques and how we could incorporate these into our pictures.

In computing,  we’ve been using scratch to program a quiz and debug our program.

Lots of enthusiasm with rocks! We’ve observed and experimented with them, checking if they are permeable or not; how crumbly they are and if they ‘fizz’ in vinegar. They’ve learnt about the different types of rock and how they are formed.