This week has been Maths Week!! The children have loved taking part in a range of Maths activities. One activity the children have particularly enjoyed was a number hunt. The cheeky Number Blocks have been hiding all around our outdoor area, but luckily the magical Mathematicians in Reception have been able to find them all! Once the children found a number, they either ticked it off or wrote the number on their checklist. They all worked beautifully as a team and helped each other find all the sneaky numbers.
Also this week, the children have engaged in a range of interactive activities, based on our current topics of Chinese New Year and The Gingerbread Man. They have been taking it in turns to put very big numbers in order from smallest to largest! This week, we have also learnt how to classify objects into two groups and more, as well as how to use a Venn Diagram to classify different objects.
On Tuesday, Chinese New Year was celebrated by many. Together, we learnt about China and what types of things you may see when Chinese New Year is being celebrated. We re-enacted ‘The Great Race’, which is the basis of the Chinese Calendar. We discovered that this year is the year of the Tiger, who came 3rd in the race! The children took on the role of different animals very well, swimming their way to the finish line and making animal noises as they went. Afterwards, we put the animals in order from first place to last place! However, when ordering the numbers the children noticed something very interesting. Together, we learnt that numbers can be represented in many different ways in different countries, and the Mandarin numbers were particularly interesting to learn about this week. During CIL, many children decided to draw pictures of their favourite animals from the race, and some even created their favourite animals using a range of materials.