Position and direction
Year 2 have been exploring mathematical language to describe position, direction and movement. We have enjoyed giving and following each others directions to move around the classroom and exploring clockwise and anti-clockwise turns.
We have been exploring the properties of 2D shapes (their sides and lines of symmetry) and 3D shapes (their faces, edges and vertices). We went on a shape hunt to find 3D shapes in our school - they were everywhere! We also done printing of 3D shapes to help recognise their faces and made 2D and 3D shapes held together by marshmallows - yummy!
We used place value counters to create numbers to 100. We then hid this from our partner who had to ask questions about our number and find it on a number line.
Does it have a 2 in the tens column? Is the value of the ones more than 4? How many digits does your number have?
We have been busy estimating and measuring using rulers, scales and measuring jugs. It was great comparing our long jump distances and trying to jump a greater distance to set a personal best. We also had to be extremely careful to measure accurately when preparing our potions, so they didn't explode!
We have been exploring the value of coins and combining coins to create totals. We have also worked on giving correct change when buying items from our spare parts shop.
After Miss McDowell gave us pots of pasta to sort we decided to estimate amounts before counting. It would have taken a long time to count one at a time so we used our knowledge of counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to help us.