Maths week in Early Years
During maths week EYFS have been learning how Maths is not just
what you learn in the classroom but how it is all around us. Children discussed the importance of money and whether it is the key to happiness. They were able to identify that money cannot buy everything, such as a family, love or happiness.
This week the children enjoyed designing their own maths headbands. In addition, they were able to create their own lucky dip by stamping colourful mathematical signs around the box. To advertise their product, they designed posters to encourage people to attend the Maths sale. Children also used chalk to create mathematical drawings on the playground. Lastly, the children took part in the Friday sale and really enjoyed participating in the lucky dip. Mashalah the Early Years showed a great passion for maths this week and will be great mathematician’s inshalah!
For maths week Year 1 and 2 looked at selling biscuits and cakes. First we looked at the concepts of profit, loss, budget and stock.
We discussed that we had £20 to buy our stock and we worked out how many biscuits we would need to sell to break even. Once we worked out our selling price we made posters to advertise our sale.
On Friday morning the class decorated the biscuits and cakes and had great fun doing so.
Children in year 5 and 6 chose to make delicious wraps for their apprentice challenge.
After buying the ingredients, children worked out that how many wraps they could make and the selling price and projects profits.