2 February 2024
As it was Number Day today our story really had to be about numbers! In the story the number friends, the Digits, are moving into The Number Tower, but there is something odd about One's new apartment. There are too many of everything, and the bed is SO uncomfortable One doesn't sleep a wink. There seems to have been a mix-up with the apartments but once the digits get sorted everyone is happy!
The Reception children looked at some number words, practised writing them and then wrote the digit that matched the word.
We then used beanbags. The Reception children played a game throwing at a target and then added up their scores and the nursery children counted how many times they threw the beanbag to each other as well as aiming their bean bags into numbers written in the sand.
The Reception children practised their recall of pairs of numbers to ten by using double sided stones (they even convinced Mrs Threlfall they were doing magic by telling her they could see through the stones and see the number on the other side!) and the Nursery children practised recognising numbers on stones and counting jumps.
We then recreated the picture of the Number Tower that was in the book. We collected and counted lots of shells for the windows.
Finally we made some huge numbers in the sand and walked and ran along them.
On the way to the golf club for lunch we sang lots of number songs: 1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive, 5 Little Speckled Frogs (we even found a log to sit on!), 5 Little Monkeys, 5 Currant Buns and Ten in the Bed.
At Beach School this week, we embarked on an exciting journey of learning, exploration, and fun. Under the gentle rays of the sun, we started off our day by engaging in a serene worship session by the waves. It was a moment of calm reflection, connecting with our surroundings and appreciating the beauty of the beach environment.
Following our worship, we delved into the world of numbers and problem-solving. As part of the NSPCC Number Day, we participated in various games aimed at enhancing our mathematical skills. Multiplication splat and team maths recall were among the challenges that made our number-crunching abilities truly shine.
But this wasn't all; creativity blended seamlessly with mathematics during our day at the beach. Inspired by the classic tale of the Iron Man, we decided to draw the iconic character in the sand. However, we wanted to ensure accuracy, so we used the language from the book to help us determine the correct proportions. With meticulous thought and choosing appropriate measurements, we successfully created a larger-than-life Iron Man sculpture that truly captivated our imaginations.