# Maths fun

We have fun in maths.  Some of us have been learning about coins, some of us have been learning about addition and subtraction.

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# Active maths

Part of maths each day is learning through activities or active maths. This can done in many ways.  We are currently learning number at the moment in Primary 1/2. Primary 2 are making a number line to hop along to help with their maths.  Primary 1 are making numbers 1 and 2 with Playdoh.  Then they were making one or two things to go with the number, some of these things were in the book Tiddler by Julia Donaldson.

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# Maths in many different ways

We learn maths in different ways.  You can learn maths through games not just through writing out sums.  Here are some photos of us doing different things.  If we are writing one time, we will play games at another time.  We all take turns to do the same things.

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# Maths isn’t all about sums and writing

We are currently learning number in Primary 1/2 and we begin each maths lesson with some activities.  These can be games, paired work or problem solving.  It helps to get our brains thinking and most importantly it is fun!

Here are some pictures of us doing maths with either Miss Morrison or Mrs Inkster.

This is us doing some problem solving with cubes and trying to find different shapes and patterns for ten cubes to link to the number.

Here we are  ordering numbers to 10 and beyond with our partners.

And here we are doing a number activity with Miss Morrison.

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# Primary 1/2 Curriculum Overview

Here is our curriculum overview for this term.

# Gruffalo foraging and cooking

We had a week where we read about The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.  We read The Gruffalo’s Child too.  We also heard them in Shetland Dialect.  That was very interesting as there were some words we had never heard before!

After that we went out foraging for ingredients to make some Gruffalo recipes.  Here are photos of us doing that.  We had great fun and used great language and role play used in our cooking and searching.

We listened to the story called ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and then we followed it up with ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next’

It got us thinking that we could be quite creative and make some ladybird stones while we were doing outdoor learning.  We had great fun, here are some pictures.  We learned about colours, symmetry, numbers, ladybirds, language and many other things.  All whilst having fun and working with friends.

# Beetle maths

Play beetle maths by trying to draw the beetle.  Roll a dice and if you can give a correct addition sum with the answer then you draw that part of the beetle.  Remember you have to draw a body first.  You can only draw a head once you have a body.  You can only draw antenna and eyes of you have a head.

To make it harder, change the numbers for the beetle’s body parts to make them higher, then you can add more than two numbers in your sum to give the answer.

Do it in French using your number knowledge.

Key words: un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize, quatorze, quinze, seize, dix sept, dix huit, dix neuf, vingt, plus +, egal =

# Information Handling

These past few weeks we have been finding out about different ways we can collect, sort and record information during our Maths time, Topic work and also in our free choosing time.  Please look at some of the activities we’ve been part of.  😊

# Traffic Survey

As part of our Maths work on information handling, we wrapped up warm and went to the top of the road to record all the different types of transport that passed by.  We used tally marks to help us keep count.  We were delighted to see something from each type on our sheet.  We even saw some of our parents and grandparents go by!  Here are some of our photos.  We hope to share some more with you at our P1/2 Assembly in a few weeks.