2022 - 2023
Class 3 have been exploring 3D shapes. We have discussed the vocabulary linked to faces, edges and vertices. The children have made different 3D shapes using spaghetti and marshmallows. The squared based pyramid was the favourite shape to make.
Year 2 have been exploring shape patterns and turns. They went outside with 2D shapes and created their own patterns.
Sorting 2D shapes
Year 2 in class 3 have been looking at different ways to sort 2D shapes. First of all we discussed colour, then shape names and extended onto shape properties; looking at sides and vertices. The children sorted the shapes into two distinct groups first and then extended onto sorting 2D shapes into a venn diagram, looking at when a shape fits both criteria, or when it doesn't fit any criteria.
Christmas 2d shape pictures
Using mental addition strategies
Year 2 and 3 worked in pairs to consolidate the mental addition strategies they have been learning this week. Year two were calculating their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 using a dice. Year 3 were adding 1s to a 3 digit number crossing the ten, by finding the number bond to 10 and partitioning the ones digit they were adding. It has taken them a few days to understand how doing this is a more efficient and accurate method than just counting on.
2021 - 2022
We have been learning about Statistics in Maths. We have learnt how to interpret and draw pictograms, bar charts and tally charts. On the 23rd March, we drew our own bar charts on large grid paper. To get our results for our bar chart, we rolled the dice 30 times. We created a tally chart for the number of times each number on the dice was rolled. We then used the tally chart to create our own bar charts. We use rulers to make sure our y and x axis were straight and picked suitable scales to use such as going up in 1 or 2 for each square.
Properties of 3D shapes
On Tuesday 19th July, class 3 used art straws and masking tape to create 3D shapes. They discussed the names and properties of the different shapes.