Year 1 had a fantastic time at the Maths Week workshop. Our special visitor was a mathematical clown who was able to perform some wonderful tricks with some balloons. The main maths learning was all about shapes. Our clown friend showed the children how different 2D and 3D shapes could be created using the balloons.
Some special tips were given to the children to help them be able to identify a 3D shape. We told that we need to look at the outside of the shape to see if it has any faces.
The Year 1 children were able to identify cuboids, pyramids and even a triangular prism. The children were asked to look carefully at the shapes and to try and think of other objects that might look similar around our school.
Other Maths Week work in Year1 has involved the children solving the overall Michael Faraday maths problem. This involves looking for a repeating pattern in a series of circles and square. The children used bowels of porridge and blankets as the props.