In Eagles, we have been looking at equivalent fractions. The children built a fraction wall so they could see the relationships between the fractions. We were then given fractions in different representations and had to find the group we matched with. The children used rich vocabulary and helped each other understand how the fractions were equal.
Over lockdown, Eagles had been learning all about different measurements: length, perimeter, area, mass, volume and capacity. During our first week back, we took part in lots of different practical activities to put our measuring skills to the test!
One activity involved following sets of instructions to create potions. The children had to accurately measure liquids and carefully transfer them into their containers. Once the children had followed the instructions, they then came up with their own potions and wrote recipes for other children to create.
We also looked at estimating measurements. During one of our English lessons, we were introduced to a 'Jelly Baby Waddler'. All we knew about this creature was that its body shape was in proportion to a humans and one of their footprints had been left in our classroom. We had to measure our own feet and work out the length of our limbs, torso, neck and head in relation to our feet. We then used this information to find out the height of the Jelly Baby Waddler and drew a life size image of one.