2D Shape Pictures

We like to use lots of creative ways to recognise 2D shapes and these are some examples of our creative maths 2D shape...
1,2,3 Playdoh Baking

1,2,3 Playdoh Baking

Today we looked at combining the different ingredients that we needed to measure out to make our playdoh. We took turns adding and measure the ingredients, following the receipe. We helped to mix and kneed the mixture to make our own playdoh. The children noticed how the powder in the flour changed into playdoh when we added all the oil and water together with the salt and bicarbonate. We talked about how we could make it even better next time and the children suggested: adding colours, glitter,...
Numicon Number Fun!

Numicon Number Fun!

We love using Numicon to help learn numbers and count to 10. Here we practised counting the holes in the Numicon shapes by filling them with rocks as we counted outloud. We talked about which number was more. We practised recognising the numbers on the log discs and matched these to the Numicon shapes: We tried to order the Numicon pieces from 5 to 10 and covered the holes with moveables to help count:...
Maths Investigation – Cars, Speed and ramps

Maths Investigation – Cars, Speed and ramps

Today the chilren exlored the cars and the different speeds the cars went down the ramp. They used good maths language to compare and tackle the challenge of testing the cars. They decided to try different ramps and different positions to see what happened to the...
Outdoor 2D and 3D Shape Hunt

Outdoor 2D and 3D Shape Hunt

Today we have been outside on a 3d and 2d shape hunt. We used lots of maths vocabulary to describe the shapes we could see. See if you can see which photo shows us finding a semicircle, cylinder, cone, circle, cuboid, rectangle in the images below: “This cone has a point and it is 3D!”...

Autumn 2018

It has been a lovely start to the Reception year. Children have been exploring the Reception classrooms and the wonderful natural outside areas within the school. Here are some of the learning activities children have been engaged in: Exploring the changes in in the seasons We looked at the changes to the season and sang songs to recall how the weather changes during the seasons. We explored the outdoor area collecting the different coloured leaves that the wind had blown to the floor. We listened to the sounds outside and the crunch that the dry leaves made. We also used our skills to hear initial sounds in words and match the objects to the letter on the sorting tray.             We collected them and compared size and colour. We ordered them by size, counting the amount we have and saying what one more than the amount would be.       We completed hand and fingerprint trees to represent the different seasons for our Art Day challenge: Can you guess which tree represents which season?  ...