Category Archives: Maths

2D and 3D shapes

We have had a very busy week this week in Toucans class! We have continued with our research about the North Pole and are ready to write back to Professor Pole now. We have used atlases to find different countries in the North Pole and found out more about the temperate and landscape.

In English we have been reading lots of books by Hans de Beer. He has written a series of books about a character called Lars who is a little polar bear. We have enjoyed them all and made book reviews.

In Maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have learnt some new vocabulary including vertices and quadrilateral. We have learnt to name and describe shapes and even had a go at making shapes from nets.

Maths workshop

Today Toucans had a wonderful Maths workshop! Parents were invited in to see how their child had learnt about multiplication and division.

The children were very confident at explaining the Maths they had learnt and the parents were very quick learners!

Parental feedback was very positive and we truly thank you for your comments. Here is some feedback from the evaluations parents completed:

Thank you to all the parents who attended – the children really enjoyed it.


In Maths at the moment we are learning about multiplication. We started by looking at how multiplication makes things easier to count by putting things in groups.

Today we used objects to look at real-life examples of arrays. We wrote 2 repeated addition and 2 multiplication calculations for each array. Why don’t you check our work?

Estimating to calculate

This week in Maths we are using our estimating skills to calculate. Sometimes in Maths we calculate an answer incorrectly so we are learning how to estimate to decide whether our answer is sensible or not.

Yesterday we learnt how to round numbers to the nearest ten. Today we used this knowledge to estimate the answer to different calculations. This is an important skills because it will help us to be more accurate in all our Maths lessons.


This week in Maths we are learning about measures. We have learnt how to measure length in metres and centimetres and today we moved on to learning about mass.

We stared by thinking about real life objects and estimating how much they might weigh. We then did and activity where we predicted and measured whether things weighed more or less than 1kg. We were quite surprised by some of our results!