This week in Green Class we have been learning about pattern. We have been using different shapes to make our own repeated patterns. Some of us used two shapes and some of us used three. We were able to say what would come next in the pattern and we made our very own patterned underpants.
This week we have been learning about weight. We used scales to measure different ingredients for pancakes. The children began to use the mathematical language heavy and light. We also held the ingredients in our hands to identify the heavy and light objects.
In Reception, maths centres around number, shape, space, measure and problem solving. Children will learn to count reliably up to 20, placing numbers in order and saying what is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they will be able to add and subtract two small numbers. Children will solve problems such as doubling, halving and sharing and use everyday language about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money. They will recognise, create and describe patterns, exploring characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and using mathematical language to describe them.
In Green Class we have been reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been learning about height and we have been ordering our class by height. We then moved onto ordering the beanstalks by height. We even ordered the adults in the classroom too. Mrs Delpeche was the shortest and Mrs Gunes was the tallest. The children used the language of tall and short comparing the two beanstalks. Some children even went onto order 5 beanstalks. They were beginning to use the language tallest, taller, and tall and short, shorter and shortest.
This week Green Class have been working out the total number of items in two groups. We have been adding two groups of polar bears together and working out the answer. Some of the children have been writing number sentences to show their working out.
This week we have read the story Cinderella. We have been measuring our feet using Uni fix cubes. We were comparing different shoe sizes and identifying which shoe is the longest and which is the shortest.
In Green Class we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We sorted them into 2 hoops one for 2D and one for 3D. The children worked together to sort them into both hoops. We said that 3D shapes are fat shapes and 2D shapes are flat shapes. We spoke about the properties of the 2D shapes together.