Harvey and his mum went for a walk by the river last week, he took his notebook and pen and wrote down all of the birds that they saw on that one walk. He then created a graph of his finding. They saw a total of 9 different birds – an amazing array of wildlife on just one walk! Thank you for sharing this with us Harvey, well done!
In Year 3 today, the children have been learning to construct different 3D shapes using midget gems and cocktail sticks. The children were using these models to help them to identify the faces, edges and vertices of a range of 3D shapes – it was great!
Some excellent calculating of perimeter in Year 3 today. The children were able to combine lots of their mathematical knowledge and understanding. Fantastic explanations!
Year 5 held their ‘WOW!’ day today. As well as creating some ‘Day of the Dead’ inspired artwork, the children sampled some food from a Mexican banquet and had a ‘Mathsico!’ interactive performance from a special visitor!
We had a new record in Year 6 today for completing 100 calculations related to times tables facts (multiplication and division): 1 minute 55 seconds!
During tomorrow’s Parents’ Evening Mrs Maund will be available in the library to demonstrate how maths is delivered at QPA. Handouts will be available to show how we set out our calculations in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as additional information about problem solving. Resources that are used with the children will also be available.
Our maths displays have been updated to reflect the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme being followed within lessons. There is a lot of emphasis on accurate use of mathematical vocabulary and of reasoning skills within maths, for example being able to show answers in several different ways.