The whole school thoroughly enjoyed taking part in mathematical activities throughout the day on Wednesday as Mount Charles held its own Maths Day.
Children in Reception explored shapes by making pictures, took part in a maths investigation, ordered objects and carried out lots of counting activities.
Year 1 pupils were busy outside for the day (despite the rather wet, cold and windy conditions) taking part in a maths trail, experimented with capacity, collected and counted money from their shop, took part in a series of time challenges, sorted dinosaurs and even measured out how big a diplodocus was (a massive 27m from nose to tail!)
Year 2 played a series of mathematical games, made some amazing felt pictures made out of shapes and took part in an investigation.
Year 3 were looking at symmetrical patterns using various fruits and played a series of mathematical board games.
Year 4 focused on shape, analysing and constructing 3D shapes with apparatus, building nets and making shapes with clay. They also learnt about Roman numerals.
Year 5 also investigated Roman numerals, playing matching games and constructing a frieze. They made a series of tessellation patterns as well as playing mathematical games and challenges throughout the day. Ronnie was the winner of the 5N darts challenge and everyone had great fun playing smite (a skittles based maths game).
Finally, at the end of the school, Year 6 took part in an orienteering challenge, made some amazing string art pictures (filography), constructed circular patterns and tessellation patterns.
Children across the school had a fantastic day and learnt that maths is everywhere. They are counting on having another Maths day in the future.
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