We have a fantastic week in Kingfishers, full of learning and fun. Maths is my favourite subject because we actually have fun in it and enjoy it, we get to use lot’s of equipment to help us learn before we go onto calculating with digits, we also get to work and discsuss our ideas. Even if someone makes a silly mistake, it is good because we can learn from it. This week we explored the patterns and relationships between numbers and how we can use known facts to help us solve questions. For example:
I know that 7 + 6 = 13 so I also know the 6 + 7 = 13, 13 – 7 = 6 and 13 – 6 = 7 but I can also make the numbers bigger. Ten times bigger is 700 + 600 = 1300 and 1300 take away 700 = 600, we can even use it for negative numbers 7 – 13 will equal negative 6. There are lot’s of facts we know from the first number sentence.
We started reading The Firework Makers Daughter and we did an awesome lesson and created the jungle in our classroom, everyone became a part of the jungle scene to make it come to life in our classroom and we used this to brainstorm description, which Miss O’Toole turned into a class word bank. We then had lot’s of idea for our own writing, which I think was really amazing. Everyone’s writing was fantastic. The funniest part was when our visitor came through our class during the jungle lesson and we were all acting as a river, trees, fishermen as well as monkey’s crocodiles, snakes and all the other jungle animals.
This is my last day in Kingfishers and I have had a brilliant time, we all look after each other and it is very funny to be in, I have had a lot of fun.