Our young mathematicians would love to share their recent work with you. They have been working extremely hard to develop their ability to explain their understanding and represent it in a range of different ways. Please take the time to watch the videos bellow. I am sure you will agree that we have a lot of very talented children.
Year 2 came in to see their classroom changed into a gift shop. "Wow! Look at all of this!" said Max. "It's a good job I counted my money this morning" said Grace.
The children took turns to be the shop keeper and the customer. They were each given an amount to spend and practised counting on forwards or backwards to help them give the correct amount of change.
Take a look at some of our talented year 6 pupils representing their understanding of place value in money.
Can you spot their use of written place value methods?
Point to any practical (concrete) resources!
“I was really impressed with the way the children worked collaboratively to help each other reach a secure understanding of numbers with 2 decimal places.“ Miss Dodds (Year 6 Teacher)
Year 3 have been working on fractions!
Civadhanu showed one quarter by selecting 3 pencils and 1 pen, Ethan was able to show us quarter past the hour and Leo showed a quarter of a triangular based pyramid by changing the colour of one of the sides.
Blue Group said that Numicon showed fractions. This one is shared into quarters.
Ethan, Amelia, Millie, Freyja, Isabelle and Liam talked about how things can be split up into fractions.