## Mathematics

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We have been focusing on measure over the past few weeks.  We concentrated on length and weight but this week we are looking at capacity.  The children were exploring non-standard units of measure to guide conversations around measuring water in containers.  The children were encouraged to discuss the features of each container.

We are also focusing on addition and subtraction as well as counting in 5s, 3s and 4s.  The children have been using Active Learn to practise all of these skills.

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## Outdoor Measure

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Thursday 18th May 2017

Primary 2/3 took their learning outdoors today.  We went outside to explore measuring activities.  The children took part in a measured Javelin throw, Height Measuing using Lego, Finding 5 items to order in height, Active Learn on the iPads and Lego Building Challenge.  The children enjoyed all the activities, check out their e-portfolios for their evaluations.

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## P6/7 Outdoor Learning

P6/7 have recently been learning about symmetry in maths. Yesterday, we took advantage of the nice weather and completed symmetry related activities outdoors. Firstly, we identified symmetrical objects in our playground, stating the number of lines of symmetry each object had. Next, we worked together to create symmetrical patterns, with some pupils challenging themselves to create shapes with rotational symmetry. Lastly, we worked in a bigger group to create a large scale “Art Attack” style symmetrical picture using PE equipment.

Afterwards, we evaluated the session based on “The Excellent Lesson”. The lesson met many aspects of this, including learning outdoors, carrying out a variety of activities, using different resources, working on our own and in groups and thinking creatively to solve problems.