We have been learning about doubling and halving in reception 1, and the mathematical language too. Today we kept doubling the number of biscuits we had for snack until we had 16 ( which is one of the teen numbers we practise everyday)…
…Then we had to find a partner to share our biscuit. This meant we had half each. Maths at snack time is such fun!
Today we used the balance scales to weigh and measure. We now know if we want to balance the scales we need to have the same amount of weight on each side. If one side is heavier the bowl will go down and the lighter bowl will go up. We used lots of mathematical language during this activity.
Zoo2U came to us in Nursery and Reception .The Meerkat was one of several animals we looked at and stroked .The Meerkat was very friendly and he loved Ivy so much, he fell asleep on her lap !
We talked about how animals belong to different groups and we found out that we are all mammals!
Two weeks ago we planted Sunny, our class sunflower in the woods. We measured her after a week and she had grown 5cm, this week she had grown another 3cm.
We know that Sunny needs sun, soil and water to grow, so when we visited her on Thursday we gave her a watering can full of water. Next week we will take our ruler and measure her again.
Last week we spent the week using lots of mathematical language to measure objects. We measured the children and put them into size order, we cut ribbons the same length as the children and then put them into size order to name just a couple of our activities!
This week in maths we have been using mathematical language to talk about weighing the ingredients to make cakes. We got to eat them at snack time….and silence descended on the room for 20 seconds as every last climb was eaten!
In Reception we have lots of tricky words to read and write. To help us learn the words Mrs Ogden thinks of lots of interesting ways to help us. Today she wrote the words on our snack time bananas, and we couldn’t eat our banana until we read a word (luckily everyone could!)…we thought she was monkeying around but she was serious!