Mathematicians of the Week – Autumn 1 – Week 4 & 5

Take a peek at our two Mathematicians of the Week from Week 4 and Week 5.

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Our Week 4 superstar is always looking for differnt ways to complete his maths work during his independent learning time and is wowing the adults in Pearl class with all of his fantastic learning.

Our Week 5 superstar has really applied himself this week when we started to learn how to add using the Dienes. You really impressed the adults and we know that you are going to go far this year!

Well done to both of you!

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Maths, maths, everywhere!

Just because it is our KS1 SATs week, it doesn’t mean that we can’t make our learning fun. Today we played a maths game that challenged our understanding of maths problems in numerals and words.

All around the classroom were different maths clues that we had to solve with a partner. It was fun working with a partner to solve the clues!

Sometimes we could do the problem mentally or sometimes we had to use a whiteboard to help us to show our working out.

It was a race to see who finished first! Here are our winners! Well done everyone!

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NSPCC Big Board Game Morning

This morning, we had a special treat. Our grown ups were able to stay in the classroom a little longer than normal so that they could play games with us.

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We were raising money to support the charity NSPCC. Click here to see more information about what the NSPCC does.

We had a brilliant morning. Thank you to our grown ups for staying and playing with us.

Maths, maths, maths…

We have really been trying extra hard with our maths since we came back to school in September.

We have been using concrete objects to help us to be able to find our answers like Numicon and Dienes.

First we started to look at how to partition 2-digit numbers into tens and ones and answering word problems to look at the symbols greater than (>) and less than (<).

We had a go at matching numbers to Dienes to the number words.

Click here to build a two-digit number using Dienes (tens and ones)

Next we started to show our working out in our maths books. We added a two-digit number to a one-digit number and then we added 10.

After that, we added a two-digit number to a two-digit number, showing our working out with the Dienes.

Today we started to look at how to set out column method. It was tricky at first but we soon got the hang of it.

Look at how neat it is!

We are very proud of our work.

Miss Varley is very proud of our work as well!  🙂

What you could do at home to support your child:

  • Complete the weekly homework that is linked to what your child has been doing at home.
  • Ask your child to say how many tens and ones a two-digit number has.
  • Practise adding two-digit numbers to one and two-digit numbers.
  • Speak to Miss Varley if you would like more help in being able to support your child.