With the temperature high, today was a great opportunity to use problem solving skills and investigate real world maths by taking the classroom outside. After recapping area and perimeter, 5C were tasked with measuring different parts of the playground – without any measuring equipment!
In Maths, we have been practising our mental calculation and trying to increase the speed and accuracy.
Today, we took this outside and had a race with our partners.
We’ve been having a brilliant time learning how to programme bee bots.
On the first day, we were robots and gave each other directions. We used half and quarter turns, left and right, forwards and backwards, and how many steps.
On the second day, we investigated the bee bots. We worked out how to programme them, how far they travel, the maximum number of instructions they can follow and we made them go around objects, and in squares and rectangles.
After that, we used them on bee bot mats and programmed them to go to specific squares.
Finally, we used the mats and wrote the code before programming the bee bots.
This week we’ve had a very sneezy tiger in our class.
Every time he sneezes he drops all his bones!
We’ve been helping him to sort them in to tens and ones.
This week we have been estimating how long it would take for the bugs to bounce up.
Then we counted the time it took.
We enjoyed watching them spring up and we tried bouncing them off our heads!