Category Archives: Maths

2-D and 3-D shapes

This week in Maths we have been exploring shapes. We began by sorting and naming as many 2-D and 3-D shapes as we could. We then focused on learning and using some key vocabulary: quadrilateral and vertex/vertices. We explored the properties of all 2-D shapes and then focused on learniing about patterns.

Today we learnt about symmetry and which shapes and symmetrical and which are not. Next week we are focusing more on 3-D shapes.

Healthy Snack Café

On Tuesday 17th December Year 2 held a very successful Healthy Snack Café. We have been working towards it all term by learning about food groups and what is and isn’t healthy. We chose our own recipes (we researched for ourselves using swiggle) using healthy ingredients like wholemeal flour, fruit, vegetables and honey instead of sugar.

We worked in groups and each group was responsible for making a different healthy snack. We went to Tesco and shopped for our ingredients! It was very exciting to try and find everything on our shopping list. We had to use our Maths skills to make sure we had enough money!

Back in school, we followed the recipes carefully to make the food. We learnt how to cut things safely and how to measure ingredients accurately.

We then made signs and set up our tables. We practised how much things would cost and how to give change if customers needed it. We also practised our selling and customer service skills!

The afternoon was a great success. Parents were very supportive and many spent a small fortune! All the people who came to our café were very impressed with our confident selling skills.

The very good news is that even though the café was mainly a celebration of our learning we also made just over 30! Thank you so much to all the parents and visitors who spent their money buying our healthy snacks. We are going to have a hard think about what to spend it on and then have a vote. We will let you know what we choose. Well done Toucans!

Division: Sharing counters

This week in Maths we are learning about division. We have practiced sharing counters to divide and then moving to the pictorial version of this by drawing circles to share sticks into in our books.

We are now moving on to recognising the link between division and multiplication. We can’t wait to show our parents what we have learnt next week!

Creating shapes using 2Go

During this afternoon’s Computing lesson with Mr Baddhan, Year 2 Toucans used Purple Mash’s 2Go to create different shapes using directions.

They were challenged to create two shapes, square and a rectangle, using different line colours. They used many right-angles for the square and rectangles.

Toucans already know that a right angle is an angle of 90°, as in a corner of a square.

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