World Maths Day – Wednesday 6th March 2019
Today, the whole school took part in a variety of different activities, linked to our Maths Curriculum, to support World Maths Day. The children and staff throughout the school enjoyed the tasks they carried out, making it a fun and enjoyable learning experience. Well done everyone!
In Reception, the children enjoyed printing with different sized circles, making collage circles with a selection of buttons and milk bottle tops and the children even drew their own spirals with felt tip pens.
In Class 1, the children had fun using cotton buds to create individual tree designs using the idea of pointillism to create a piece of artwork. The children were also challenged to halve and quarter circular pancakes for their fraction work and the made a variety of repeating patterns.
In Class 2, the children designed their own circular patterns, and they worked in teams to create circular patterns in quarters linking their artwork with fractions. The children also worked on the computers to create pictures with circles, using their ICT skills to link with Maths.
In Class 3, the children made repeating patterns inside circles, and they made a selection of different size kites which they arranged in different ways to make patterns linking Maths with Art. The children also discovered how to use the magic Maths Calculator, which involved using their mental maths skills.
In Class 4, the children drew their own symmetrical designs within a circle and identified the different shapes they created within the design linking Maths with Art.
In Class 5, the children found the circumference, diameter and radius of different size circles, creating a piece of artwork inspired by Wassily Kandinsky.
In Class 6, the children found the surface area of Rich Tea biscuits and doughnuts, and they found the volume of Chocolate Mini Rolls, and then ate them all – yummy!
What a busy, but fun day we had!