Year 6, Ebony – When do we do Maths?
First day back and I am impressed with the maturity shown by the whole class who have come back ready and raring to learn!
In maths today we were thinking about ‘When do we do maths in everyday life?’
This question really got us all thinking and realising how important maths is for simple tasks like cooking, catching a us and shopping. “Maths is everywhere!” Was a comment made by one of the class.
Welooked at different professions and also looked in depth at what maths we are actually using for each task. Baking for instance uses time, weighing, multiplying, subtracting and adding to name a few!
When do you ‘do’ maths and what do you do?
Fantastic evening entertainment of a giant game of team ambush around the whole Osmington Bay site. The game entailed a team leaving arrows as clues as to their whereabouts, however they had two ‘trick’ arrows to get the other team guessing. They all really got into the spirit with Hakas, war paint and…..competitiveness.
Last night’s evening activity was amazing with lots of amazing teamwork and creativity shown. We’ve been chickens, laid an egg, become a dinosaur, alongside creating our own robot with a back story.
Our robots then battled it out against one another with the victory going to team 1 ‘Robotniks’.
What amazing and brave year 5’s who have all tackled a personal challenge with activities yesterday! We’ve abseiled, orienteered, taken leaps of faith and climbed Jacob’s Ladder.
What a great day had by all the children in year 5, who ventured over to Goodrington Beach for a workshop on Coastal Geography.
The day was spent learning about different wave formations, how towns are protected by different sea defences, coastal erosion, how fossils are made and so much more!
The weather was great and the children were a credit to Hazeldown School, showing great enthusiasm and engagement with all the activities.
Monkey Puzzle have been extending their vocabulary, ready for their Big Write on Friday. They have ping-ponged the words and also played games to become familiar with them and knowing what they mean.
Do you know what these words mean?
unyielding / aghast / unassuming
Have a go at using them in a sentence!!
As part of their class reward, the children from Monkey Puzzle asked to spend time baking. With the amazing support of Mrs Hurt aka ‘superwoman’ and Mrs McGrane, all 30 children baked a variety of cakes and sweet treats. These included: Rock buns, Easter biscuits, jam tarts, flapjack, buns and chocolate Easter nests! Not only did they bake all of these amazing this, but they also did the washing up!
Well done to everybody of Monkey Puzzle for working well as a team and supporting one another.