World Maths Day 2015
World Maths Day started off with a bang. The day began with an engaging and interactive assembly with Bumble the Clown. In the assembly the children had to estimate how many teachers could fit inside the 3D cube. Then they counted as the teachers went into the giant cube to check if their estimation was correct. They also discussed the properties of the 3D shape.
Nursery were thoroughly engaged with a practical maths workshop with Mr Bumble. They saw balloons modelled into a wide range of shapes and different shaped bubbles. In the Nursery they carried out a number of different mathematical activities. Some children stacked cups with numbers written on up to 20. They enjoyed threading numbers and explored shapes with their friends. The children developed their fine motor skills by fishing for different numicon pieces with fishing nets. They also enjoyed matching the dominoes pieces in the outside area.
World Maths Day was very exciting in Reception. The children learnt about 3D and 2D shapes and were able to describe the properties of the different shapes. They compared and contrasted a cube and a sphere. They loved making different shapes with bubbles.