We have been exploring measuring the length of objects and comparing them, thinking which are the longest, shortest and putting them in order. Some of the children then decided to have a go at this at the play dough table. They were even able to use the correct vocabulary too, well done!
Our Y3 focus this term in our Healthy Me! unit of Jigsaw has allowed us to consider that the calories we get from the foods we eat provide us with the energy we need to work, grow and exercise. We also discussed the importance of exercise to stay healthy and understand that for our bodies to be in balance (healthy) we need to take in the right amount of energy and do the right amount of activity. In addition, we further discussed the benefit of exercise on our heart and lungs and recognise that the more we exercise that our heart and lungs work harder and become stronger.
FACT…Did you know that children should exercise for at least 1 hour a day? We investigated this fact and calculated that if we walk, cycle or travel on scooter to and from school and be active at both play, lunchtimes and after school that we already exceed this recommended time!
We then undertook an investigation to find out the amount of calories, fats and sugar content in various food items by taking notice of the Traffic Light labelling on packaging…
We then played the ‘How Much Sugar?’ game whereby the children had to match the identified sugar content in grammes to the correct food item before the answers were revealed…This activity evoked some great discussion and difference of opinions between our Year 3 children.
When the answers were revealed the children were quite surprised…
An energy drink…35g of sugar
A blueberry muffin…30g of sugar
A bowl of chocolate ice-cream…22g of sugar
A packet of sweets 20g of sugar
A flavoured yoghurt…17g of sugar
A chocolate bar…15g of sugar
A chocolate biscuit/cookie…14g of sugar
A bowl of chocolate cereal…11g of sugar
A plain biscuit/cookie…8g of sugar
As an extra activity, the children were provided with the actual physical representation of the amounts of sugar, which they had to weigh on the digital scales and match to the food items in the activity….
From this activity, some of our Y3 children have raised that we do not often think of the calories, fats or sugar content within the foods that we eat and that they are now considering taking more notice of the Traffic Light recordings on food labels and packaging.
Year 1 have been looking at numbers within 50 in our math lessons..
We have looked closely at how these numbers are made with tens and ones.
We used our tens rods an ones cubes to make numbers before we told our partners how many tens and ones we had used.
We used lots of STEM sentences when telling our partners what we needed and what we had used to make a number.
I’ve got 2 tens and 8 ones. My number is 28.
I’ve got 3 tens and 3 ones. My number is 33.
I’ve got 1 ten and 8 ones. My number is 18.
We are getting very confident using numbers to 50.
This week in math, year 1 have been looking at 3-D shapes.
We have looked at lots of shapes including spheres, cubes, pyramids, cuboids, cones and cylinder. We looked carefully at these shapes and got to hold them to look more closely.
We did a 3-D shape hunt around the classroom and found lots of the 3-D shapes in the things we use.
The glue sticks are the shape of a cylinder, rubbers are the shape of a cuboid and our pencil boxes are the shape of a cube as well at lots more.
We have really enjoyed finding 3-D shapes around the classroom. Some children went home and found more around their home. They found that boxes of cereal are a cuboid and oranges are a sphere.
Well done year 1!
Click on the link below to see what we got up to this afternoon…
Autumn Term Stay and Play
In F1 we have enjoyed learning the song 5 currants buns in our maths lessons. We have even made them in playdoh and made a bakers shop.
Y6 students had a fantastic day of learning at Sirius Academy West today. We took part in a carousel of olympic themed activities and demonstrated fantastic team work to win as many point as possible for the countries we were representing!
In the maths session, we playing ‘archery maths’ and studied sprint times from the 100m races. This tested our mental maths skills and ability to order numbers up to 2 decimal places. We also enjoyed spotting lines of symmetry on the countries’ fags!
We worked really hard in art to develop our light sketching skills and design and draw our own olympic mascots.
In computing, we programmed an electronic game of squash and loved spending time in the designated computer suites!
We had so much fun playing competitive geography games which tested our knowledge on the countries involved in hosting the olympics and also the continents in which they were held!
In F1 we are learning the song ‘5 little ducks’. The children were having lots of fun acting out the song this morning in our water area.
This morning in Y2 we have been comparing numbers. We revisited the work we did in Y1 by identifying tens and ones and practised counting in 10’s, 2’s and 5’s.
We used a variety of manipulatives to make numbers and compare them using mathematical vocabulary such as greater than and less than. We used stem sentences to explain what we found – 23 is less than 67. We applied our understanding of < > and = to compare numbers too.
We solved reasoned and solved problems thinking about comparison of numbers ! A great maths lesson!