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Maths No Problem

At Westwood we follow the Maths No Problem scheme. This means we teach maths by using a real hands on approach and we incorporate as many life like experiences as we can within the children's learning. 

 

Look at all of the amazing work the children have produced!

We have been looking at numbers to ten. We started off by looking at the numbers up to ten and finding out where they go in the number line. 
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We then looked at counting objects and worked out how a number fits in  to an image. We used a ten frame to help us work out our answers. 
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We had lots of fun looking at the number zero. We played a fun tiger and monkey game to help us really understand what zero means!
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We looked at what numbers are bigger than others. We also investigated 1 more and 1 less.
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Hit the button is great website for your child to use to help them with their addition and subtraction knowledge. We often play the 'make ten' game, this will help your child's ability to be quick with their number bonds. 
We have been looking at using a number bond diagram to help us work out our addition sums. We use part pat whole. 
We love singing along to Jack Hartmann in Blossom class! He has super songs that help us remember our numbers to 20 and our number bonds. 

I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Number bonds for 10 song. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. Number bonds can also be called number partners or number pairs. Number bonds are a very important foundation for understanding how numbers work. Number bonds create fluency for composing and decomposing numbers for addition and subtraction.

We are now looking at shape. We thought about what a 2D shape is and discovered that they are flat. We then thought about how we could group our 2D shapes. We sorted them out into different piles of triangles, squares, circles and rectangles. 
We looked at length and thought about what tallest and shortest mean. Once we understood what it meant we went outside and tried to find whatever items we could and then we spoke about which the taller or shorter one was. We loved completing our maths in the sun and it helped us to understand more about what we were learning!
We looked at measuring things with our arms and feet. We talked about how do we know which body part to use for the different objects. We then went around the classroom and measured different objects and had lots of fun doing so! 
Still on our measuring topic, we looked at using a ruler and how we would measure things with them. We thought about how we use it, making sure that we were holding it the right way and that we knew what we were measuring in. We learnt about cm and had lots of fun going around school and seeing how long or wide different objects were! 
We looked at tens and ones. We would be given a number, such as 32, and we would have to use our resources to help us find out what that looked like.
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