It’s maths Week Scotland this week and P3 have been learning about the wide range of jobs that use maths skills. The class had lots of ideas themselves and found out about some more unusual career options as well. They have lots of aims and ambition for their futures and know how important it is for them to learn in numeracy and mathematics.
As promised, here are the Primary 3 entries to their clock competition. So many creative and resourceful ideas with lots of pointers to help in the learning of telling the time. Thank you to all the parents who well and truly got involved. Well done Primary 3!
Last week Primary 3 welcomed parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles into our classroom for a session all about Telling the Time. Everyone took part in a range of activities with the children from making cut and flap clocks, telling the time lotto and digital/analogue games. We showed them how to practise skip counting in 5s using our superhero poses and it was great to have them all join in with us. Everyone went home with a bag full of resources for helping to support learning in telling the time. We also launched our Design a Clock Competition – the children are excited about transforming their clocks into flowers, explosions, stars etc and having them on their walls at home to help them learn. Watch this space for entries in a few weeks time. Thank you to all those who were able to come along and support their child for this event.
During Art, Primary 4 produced some Symmetrical heart mosaics for Valentine’s day. We found out that the floors and walls of Roman buildings were often decorated with mosaics – tiny coloured stones (tesserae). Many mosaics showed scenes of history and everyday Roman life. Rich Romans decorated the floors of their main rooms with elaborate and detailed mosaics to show off their wealth and importance.
We used coloured card, felt and metallic paper to create our wonderful designs and worked carefully to ensure that our designs were symmetrical on both sides. We hope you enjoy the results!
Last week in Mrs Northcott’s Maths set, the Purple group were working on working out percentages of a quantity.
We used money to help us understand.
First, we used our dividing skills to calculate the percentage of a quantity.
Then we took it a step further- we asked ourselves “How much does it cost now?”
We used take away sums to find the answer.
We decided to put this into a real life context by making adverts for an imaginary shop. These imaginary shops were all having sales! We incorporated our ICT skills to display our learning.
Take a look at some of our really great adverts! Do you think they are offering good deals?
Have you been hearing all about Sumdog from your child at home? It is an online tool to help pupils practise key Maths skills in the form of fun games.
For more information on this great resource, have a look at our guide for parents:
You can also find this under the “Curriculum” link at the top of the page.