Maths Minion Day 24th June
The children were surprised and excited to see a blow up Minion attached to the railings as they came into school on Friday. A whole day of Maths to look forward to – what fun! Each teacher had designed activities around a book – for example Year 1 and 2 had the book ‘Actual Size’ and Year 3 had the book ‘365 Penguins.’
The parent governor for Maths dropped in to see what the children were busy with. She remarked: “There was a real buzz in school with pupils engaged in fun learning tasks. It was a great pleasure to see and hear the children’s enthusiasm .” Year R were creating number lines based on ‘number of legs’ and showed creativity in the ways they could make numbers through different combinations. Year 1/2 were chalking on the playground and measuring the aquatic creatures they drew at actual size. Year 3/4 had to work out different ways of storing penguins- in pyramids, rectangular structures and cubes. Year 4/5 had a task on Pythagoras’ theorem and had balls of string ready to go and mark out right-angled triangles on the playground later. Year 5/6 were tackling ‘How Big is a Million?’ and one of their tasks was to go out to the field and take samples of daisies.
The children clearly enjoyed the activities, particularly the creative aspects and being outside. They were challenged with real life scenarios such as working out sizes or costs. A couple of children from each class were awarded minion prizes for their involvement. The whole school was set a home learning task of coming up with all the Maths associated with their house number. Many children have remarked what a fun a home learning task it was.