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Mathematics Mad!

Estimating comparing

This week we have been busy working on different areas of mathematics. We began our week by talking about estimation. The children each really enjoyed the process of carrying out their own investigation by gathering a group of objects and then estimating their value. This was extended through critical analysis of their learning by creating recordings of their learning process.

We had some help from some ladybirds this week that introduced us to the concept of doubling. The children matches the lady bird spots and then displayed number sentences to show the learning. We were blown away by the children’s mental mathematics as well. Well-done Newgate!


This week our discussions about planet earth led us to learning about volcanoes! The children this week have, designed and created their own volcano as well as witnessing a Coca-Cola volcano on the playground. This really sparked the children’s imaginations and the learning continued throughout the week when writing volcano poems and stories. Wonderful exploration Newgate!

Miss Bowler, Miss Howarth, Mrs Thombs and Miss Wilberforce.

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