# Summer 2

KS1/EYFS Sports Day

Phew! What a scorcher! Although we're loving the great weather it has been a bit too hot to work outside for too long. In fact this is the first sports day I can remember that has been cut short due to the weather being too good! A big whoosh to Miss Baron for all of her hard work.

Finding all possibilities- w/b 2/7/18

This week the giants have been using coins to make patterns. After looking at a coin pattern, the children were able to identify the pattern as symmetrical and explain that this meant it was a mirror image.

The children were able to accurately place the correct coins symmetrically onto the grid. They were challenged to make a specific monetary amount. They were also able to explain that 15p was impossible because the number was odd unless you could put a coin on the line.

The children noticed that one side was half of the whole amount and that to find the value of the whole amount you could double one side.

The children highlighted that we had learnt how to combine amounts to make a particular value, find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money, doubling, halving, addition, ordering and arranging combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences and symmetry.

## Forest school

So it's the beginning of the half-term and we have been able to book the forest school for this week. We began the week by practising our video recording skills in our forest school. Unfortunately we had to miss our afternoon in the forest due to the fabulous production of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', yesterday. Today we managed to spend the whole morning doing maths in the forest. First we were measuring trees again. This time, the children were able to calculate the age of the tree by halving the measurement. This is really just an approximate age as you should divide by 2.5, but this was as close as we could get by allowing the children to calculate independently. Then we were estimating distance in metres.

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