Year 2 have been spending time exploring how Place Value can be represented in different ways. We’ve also been finding useful & creative ways of using our maths resources to help us learn. I asked, “what’s the same and what’s different, on the hundred square and multiplication square?” Any ideas?
Things we noticed:
- A fine white dust comes out of the stick when we cut it with the saw.
- When we rub sandpaper on our sticks it makes the wood more smooth (and the colour seems to change)
- The blade of the saw and the cut end of the stick got warmer after we had cut it, but quickly cooled down.
- The drill cut through the stick slowly, but went through the grass quickly.
Can anyone use their knowledge to help us understand what we noticed?
Thank you to everyone that expressed an interest in Watford FC coaching at Maple Cross. The booking websites for the 2017/18 after school football club at Maple Cross are now open! Follow the links below to be taken to Watfords FC’s booking page.
Please refer to the letter below for further details.
We are nearing the end of our project now, but there is still lots to do. We will talk through the remaining tasks (below), then it will be up to you to decide what order you want/need to complete them in.
- Make sure your Thank you/invitation letters from last week have your name and a date in the header. When this is done, spend some time editing and checking against your targets, then print out (to the PPA printer).
- Update your income/outgoings spreadsheet using information on the working wall.
- We need to ensure that we think carefully about where to position our plants. Use this website to find out key information such as whether a plant that we have is an ‘annual, perrenial or evergreen’ plant (what does that mean?); how much sun/shade it needs; how tall it grows and how much it spreads. Present this information how you wish, but ensure it is clear.
- Update your journal with todays learning – perhaps you could include a pencil drawing of one of the plants?
- Research water features uing this website or this one. How will you know what budget you have available?
- Create a planting plan. How will you know where to position the plants?
There will also be some work/learning to do in the garden – crews will be rotated throughout the morning.
The Full Governing Body were in a buoyant mood tonight following on from this evenings ‘Learning Festival’. The governors extend their thanks to everyone that gave their time to share their experience of Learning & Leadership.
Other matters discussed include:
- Ways of remembering Ann Shaw’s contribution to the school.
- SEN annual report
- evolution of principles of learning
- format and content of meetings from September.
On Friday, y5 had the huge task of calculating how many decking boards we needed to purchase for our ‘Courtyard Garden’ project. Even though the maths was very complicated, most of us got to grips with at least with one aspect of the maths.
Over the weekend, I double-checked our maths and ordered the decking. However, you’ll see from the image below that my maths doesn’t agree with Wickes’!
In ‘Word Problem’ language, the question might sound like this:
Mr Flint orders 20x 1.8m decking boards @ £3.49 each and 16x 2.4m decking boards @ £4.49 each. The decking boards are on a ‘Buy 4 get 1 free’ offer. Mr Flint calculates that this will cost £136.23 (£106.23 + £30 delivery). Wickes calculate that the total price is £140.23. Which is the correct price?
(The following text was dictated to me by year 5!)
We are selling lego set 10659 on eBay to raise money for the pond project. Full details can be found on our eBay listing. If you or anyone that you know likes Lego – please bid generously to help us raise even more £££ for us to buy more equipment/plants for the pond area.
We have already raised £146.95 (thank you for supoorting our cake sale and Summer Fair toy stall) and have had some paint and plants donated from local businesses.
Can you help us get to our £200 target? You can view (and hopefully bid on) our eBay listing here.
Who inspires you? Sports people? Athletes? Olympians? Former GB 100m record holders? Well, you’re in luck!
Montell Douglas is all of those things and she’s coming to Maple Cross JMI tomorrow to inspire, motivate and mentor us. She’ll be doing a special assembly at 1.15pm (parents, if you’re free, you’d be more than welcome) where i’m sure she’ll tell us more about her journey and how she can help us.