Today we created a tower using three newspapers. First, with the help of Mrs Murphy and Mrs Sargeant, we rolled the pages into sticks then fixed them together in triangle shapes with lots and lots and lots of cellotape!!! We called our tower “Simon’s Tower” after Simon the robot we made in our classroom.
Today our Reception class enjoyed creating repeating patterns using 2D shapes. Some children managed to make patterns with 3 different shapes. We have also made some pictures using 2D shapes.
This week we’re holding a maths themed week in school. It will be full of fun and exciting activities, competitions and games for all the children (and families) at Bells Farm. We will be sending home a family quiz, where all the answers will be numbers, will be holding daily competitions or challenges and will even be involving the school kitchen where each day’s menu will have a maths ‘theme’!
On Friday we are hoping you will all get involved by sending your child into school with a maths themed hat……it could be a baseball cap with numbers or a bonnet with shapes, a spiral hat with number lines or sequences…..we know how inventive you all are. We will send out some more ideas at the start of the week, but perhaps you can get your thinking caps on now (maths ones of course) in readiness.
We know the children at Bells Farm all enjoy and get a lot of learning from our themed weeks, and this maths week will be no exception. We want to show the children that maths IS fun and can be creative and enjoyable in many different ways.