Recently Sapphire class have been working hard on developing our place value knowledge. We have used a range of manipulatives to create different three digit numbers and have deepened our understanding of the value of each digit in a number.
This knowledge is SO important and gives us a good foundation to develop our numeracy skills in the year ahead.
This week, we have been looking at money in our numeracy lessons. We have been finding different ways of making amounts using both coins and notes. Soon we will be moving on to adding amounts of money together. Check back to see how we get on!
Today in Sapphire Class we have been working really hard investigating shapes. These investigations were tricky but we persevered and worked really well in our groups applying our learning about shape.
Last week in Sapphire Class we finished our unit of work on fractions. On Friday, we were set the challenge of completing a series of investigations that involved fractions. These investigations were tricky, but we solved them by applying all our fractions knowledge and using our reasoning skills.
Recently in Sapphire Class we have been learning about equivalent fractions, a topic which can be really tricky. However we have all persevered and tried really hard. We used magnetic fraction shapes and bars as well as the fraction rods to find how many smaller fractions we could fit into the bigger fraction. We had to be careful because they needed to fit perfectly, with no gaps or overhangs.
This investigating really helped us and gave us a strong foundation for the rest of our fractions learning.
Congratulations to this week’s Star of the Week, Mathematician of the Week and Superstar Writer!
This morning in Sapphire class we have taken a sweet approach to our learning.
In maths we have been continuing to look at fractions. This morning Mr Little set us the challenge of calculating the fraction of each coloured Smartie in a pack.
First, we had to start by counting how many smarties there were in our tube to find our denominator. Then we counted how many there were of each colour to find our numerators. Some of us even managed to simplify our fractions and draw bars to show them!
We all loved finding fractions using Smarties!
Today in Sapphire class we continued our work looking at fractions. We were all given a square piece of paper and we had to fold it into lots of different fractions. We thought that ½ and ¼ were easy to make, however we found fractions such as 1/3 a little trickier.
This week in Maths we have been learning all about time. Today we were investigating how long a minute actually is by seeing how many of something we can do in 1 minute. First we had to see how many star jumps we could do. Then how many times we could count to 10. Then how many times we could write our name and finally, how many times we could sing Happy Birthday.
We had lots of fun and we now understand how long a minute really is.