Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘Space’ maths investigations

Another great day today. The children continued to tackle their maths investigations based around our class topic ‘Space’. Today they were asked to build a bridge, which would take the weight of a space rocket. The bridge was needed to transport the rocket across the rings of Saturn (just go with me here everyone). About half the bridges worked and we had a really constructive discussion as to why some where more successful than others.

In the afternoon children created self portraits using a variety of materials. The whole school did this. The plates will be used to build a large number line later in the week.

Great start to Maths Week from Year 4!

What a great start to Maths Week! The children have worked really hard today, solving all kinds of mathematical problems and puzzles. This morning we began our mathematical space quest. The children will be working on this all week. It involves solving different puzzles, in order to save Planet Earth from destruction (lets hope they pull it off). In the afternoon we created our own abstract artwork,  where the children focused on using different shapes and colours to create striking images. The work was in the style of the artist Kandinsky. Well Done everyone, looking forward to tomorrow!

Maths Week!

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.