Year 2 were able to use bar models to solve different addition and subtraction problems. They progressed from concrete apparatus to pictorial representations to abstract numbers within this approach. Here are some photographs of them solving word problems by using the two given pieces of information to solve the final answer.
Year 2 explored part-whole models using practical resources. Children were able to work out addition and subtraction problems by calculating the missing number. They were able to represent two digit numbers using rods, cubes and tens frames and use these to add and subtract within 100.
Year 3 children have been exploring column addition using practical equipment.
The Reception children used Numicon to combine amounts and find the total. The children tried hard to record the number sums.
In maths we have been looking at place value with straws. We can work out how many tens and ones we have by using our magic method of ‘making trees!’ We had lots of fun and can make lots of different numbers.
In Year 2, children have been learning about place value using lots of different resources. Children used straws, diennes rods and tens frames to make different numbers. They then counted the tens and ones in each number.
The Reception children have been using objects to match quantities to number cards and get the correct number of objects from a large group.
We have also been exploring patterns with colours and shapes in the construction area and exploring money in the shop because we are learning to use the terms 'change, penny and price'.
We used the straws to develop our understanding of the value of numbers and have counted dinosaurs 1-1 all the way to 10!
In Year 3, Children have been working on doubling numbers...
To help us understand we made number 'twins' with cubes and then counted them up.
We were able to see that when we double we have two lots of the same number
Year 4 have had a fabulous time using what they already know to create Roman Numerals 1 - 39. It wasn't easy but now we can add, subtract and order numbers using Roman Numeral representations.
In Year 4, we have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes including how 3D shapes are made from nets. We investigated a range of nets to see which would create a cube then used our knowledge of nets to create our own.
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 2 have explored properties of 3D shapes and irregular polygons. They worked together to complete a range of activities.
In Reception, the children have been using compare bears to find 1 more and 1 less than a given number. Isla was able to say "I add one more the number gets bigger."
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.