Comparing Numbers within 100

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!




The children had some amazing conversations last week about weight.

They used the balance scales to weigh, compare and order items depending on how heavy they were. We did try to trick them by adding in a really small object which was very heavy, but it didn’t fool them. They worked together in teams to explore and investigate the objects weight. Well done F2 super maths brains



This week in Maths, Year 1 have been learning about money.

We looked at all the different coin and found out how much each one was worth.

We liked the £1 and £2 best as these were the shiniest.

We were able to tell that a 10p is the same as 10 1p’s and a £50 note is the same as 50 £1 coins.

We have also found out that we can use our times tables to help us count coins.

We counted in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s when using the 2p, 5p and 10p.

Getting creative!

Some of the children in F2 have been coming to After-School Art Club.  All of them have taken part in some great observational drawings and then a really great fun session of ‘speed painting’.  Tonight’s session revealed an amazing artist though, whose painting skills (including composition and observations of shapes) really shone through!  See what you think of this masterpiece…