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Today children in Skylarks were comparing numbers, by adding amounts together and using greater than, less than and equal to symbols. They were even challenged to compare more than 2 numbers.

In today’s maths lesson, Year 2 spent some time sorting various number sentences into true or false piles. We used counters to help us and were able to support our answers by showing the inverse.

Today, Skylarks took part in an interactive ‘I Like Myself’ anti-bullying workshop. The children were reminded that they are each different and that this makes them special. To remind them of this, they learnt a song called ‘It’s Good to Be Me’. The children are looking forward to singing it to their families after school! …

Today all of KS1 took part in their first Muddy Puddles day of the year. We spent the day outside taking part in lots of different activities. With Miss Elliott we linked our learning to maths and drew around ourselves and then measured how many leaves long we were. With Miss Bell, Mrs Chavda and …

In maths we have been ordering numbers from smallest to greatest. We picked number cards at random to order and made unifix cube towers to represent the numbers.

Last week we had a visit from Mrs Napoli, who is Skylarks class governor. She spoke to the class about how she helps make decisions in governor meetings and the different roles she does. The children listened carefully and asked lots of questions. They also invited Mrs Napoli to stay and watch them take part …

We are continuing to work on developing our partition skills so this morning we practically split numbers into different combinations of tens and ones using apparatus. Some pupils noticed a pattern and began to mentally partition numbers in lots of different combinations.

Last week we started looking at how we can represent numbers in different ways. Year 1 focussing on numbers to 10, and Year 2 were challenged with numbers up to 100. We used pictures, tens frames, Numicon, base 10 blocks and bead strings to represent each number.

This half-term, our topic work focuses on the story ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon. This morning, there had been a mysterious crash landing on the banks at Tranmere Park Primary School and Mrs Hodgson sent the KS1 children on a mission to investigate the scene!! Beegu had left us lots of clues, including a code-breaker letter …
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