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Y3 Fruit Salads

This week we have been learning about ‘scaling’ in maths, and today we had the chance to put this into practice by scaling up a fruit salad recipe. A great opportunity for some practical maths, and a healthy treat to boot!

Smartie Fractions!

In our maths lesson today, Year 3 were identifying fractions of Smarties. We identified the fraction of each colour, and used the information to introduce adding and subtracting fractions, as well as finding equivalent fractions. If Mr. Harper eats 20 of 24 Smarties, what fraction has he eaten? Can you identify any equivalent fractions?          

Math Information Evening

Thank you to everyone to came yesterday to our Maths information evening. It was lovely to see many familiar faces from Ladybirds, Dragonflies and Bees! We had out lots of different number activities for parents to have a look at and engage with! We specially loved exploring the Beebots and sending them around the hall! We even tried to program it to travel out
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Have you seen our 3D shapes?

In Foundation we have been exploring 3D shapes! We had a range of common 3D shapes – cubes, cylinders, spheres, cuboids, cones and pyramids. We had lots of different activities to help us learn more about these different shapes. For one of our activities we paired up with a friend. We each had a telephone and we sat back to back, with each of us
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This week year 3 have been exploring equivalent fractions. We started our investigation by identifying different fractions and building a fraction wall in our class.

Foundation Family Creative – Songs, Stories and Rhymes

This week in Foundation Stage, both FS1 and FS2, set up our third creative session straight after school to show how we can use songs and rhymes to help support our learning in maths! The first family creative session was Maths in the Environment. We looked at the outdoor environment to support numbers and shape and spaces, such as ordering sticks, collecting pebbles. Our second family creative session
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Skittle Subtraction!

This week in Foundation in maths we have been looking at taking away…and what better way than with 10-pin bowling! Luckily the weather was fantastic! We bowled the bowling ball and we had to count how many pins we had knocked over!     Once we had counted the pins that remained standing, we worked together to work out the matching subtraction number sentence.
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Money Money Money!

As it was Enterprise Week at Westways, in Foundation, we have been exploring money! We used real coins to help us pay for different items. We used 1p, 2p and we even had a go at used 5p and 10p for a challenge!     We even had purses and different coloured pouches full of money that we took with us to our role
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Fairtrade Enterprise week in KS1

Children in Y1/2 have had a lovely week baking with Fairtrade chocolate and bananas! They have weighed ingredients, used number facts , spent money and worked out profit margins in a practical way. They have all learned about the importance of fair trading through assemblies and PSHE discussions. A big well done to all . We hope you agree they have thoroughly enjoyed the
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Shape Detectives

This week in Maths, in Foundation, we have looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We have been learning about the properties of shapes and have been indentifying them in everyday objects! We used playdough to make 2D shapes and we made models using the 3D shapes. For this activity we used building blocks and junk modelling materials. We focused on exploring 2D and 3D shapes,
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