Celebrating Maths…

Column Addition with exchanging…

We used Base 10 to really understand what happens when we exchange 1’s for a ten or 10’s for a hundred and 100’s for a thousand-we are flying with the method now!

Meaningful measures…

As part of anti-bullying week, Year 3 have been using their measuring skills to make some very important biscuits.

The children weighed out their own ingredients using a measuring scale and thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. We then decorated the biscuits with ‘one kind word’ in support of our whole school focus. Take a look at us in action…

Let’s get ready to rock…

We have a new Times Table Rockstar display in school and each Friday staff will select an individual child and group to be given the title of ‘Rockstar of the week’ and ‘Group of the week’. The children will be awarded with a small prize and a post will be added to the website. Keep and eye out for your child, they could be our next ‘Top Rocker’.

Our learning environment

At Southwick we pride ourselves in having specific learning environments for the children we teach. Take a look at some of the wonderful working walls our children have access to each and every day during their maths lessons.

Merry Maths Day is on Friday 10th December

We will be having Christmas Maths Day on this date where we will be re-launching Times Table Rock Stars. Get ready for some festive fun and number!

Year One using wonderful vocabulary to describe more and less…

year One have been working hard to describe groups of object that are not the same amount. We used words such as ‘more than’, ‘less then’ ‘greater’ and ‘smaller’ to describe 2 different groups. We also used sweeties to help our learning! It was great fun!

Year 6 playing What’s My Number…

We paly the maths version of Guess Who in year 6 and we have so much fun that we don’t even realise how much we are learning! We ask questions such as: Is your number odd? Is it a multiple of 10? Is the hundreds digit even? Is the thousands digit a multiple of 4? Is it a factor of 36? We love it!

Counting Backwards in Year 1

Year 1 have been learning how to count backwards from 10, all the way down to zero. We linked it to ‘Space Week’ and counted down for blast off with our rockets. Then we represented the numbers using towers of cubes and investigated how they got smaller as you get closer to zero as well as the numbers. Here are some photos from our lessons: