Class Introduction

• ## do you recognise 3D shapes?

we do !

In our PSHE sessions we have been talking about the different ways we can be a good friend. We all shared our ideas together and tried to explain what “a good friend” is - we had lots of great ideas and suggestions! Mrs Fathers put them up on the wall so that our families could read our ideas when it’s Soft Start.

• ## How many leaves are there on a pineapple?

This week we got busy estimating how many leaves there are on a pineapple. We used some tops from the pineapples we had used to make our fruit salad. We all estimated the number and recorded this on a class list. Then we got busy checking by counting each leaf and putting it on our 100 square. Our estimates ranged from 10 to 100. The actual number was 79! Then we looked at whose estimate was closest. Finally we checked with another pineapple to see if there is the same number on all pineapples - we found out there isn’t!

• ## Investigating how long are feet are . . .

We have been finding out how long our feet are. We made footprints using paint and then made a line of cubes as long as the footprint. Then we wrote our number on the class sheet. Our line of cubes was either 7 or 8 cubes long. Someone spotted that sometimes it was not a full cube we needed to reach the end of the print. Finally we ordered all the footprints with the smallest at the beginning of the line and the biggest at the end of the line. We are using this information in our new play area - “Stroud Valley School Shoe Shop” where we have a real shoe measuring machine kindly loaned to us by Clarks shoe shop in Stroud.

• ## World Book Day

Sunshine class had a great time dressing up as their favourite book character today!

• ## Numicon Number Crowns

This week we have been finding out about “teen” numbers and we made our own teen number crown with numicon shapes in the correct order 1-20.

• ## CHRISTMAS MATHS

Every day we use our lunch choices to help us with our understanding of maths. There are 4 options each day :- “red”, “blue”, “green” or “purple” so we count the number of children who have chosen each colour and find the matching numicon pieces and recently we have been recording the matching numeral for each amount. Today is Christmas Lunch and we found that the “red” choice (turkey) was the most popular.

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