In year 2 and 3 we try to make our lessons as exciting and practical as possible to allow children to get the most from their lessons. In particular we strive to make our maths lessons as practical and memorable as we can because we understand that this is one of the best ways year 2 and 3 learn.
At the start of the year our three year 2s worked hard ordering and understanding numbers to 100. They did have a little help from our year 4s who taught them how to organise numbers to 100 in a variety of ways (e.g. using numbers only in their 2/3/5 timestable or only using numbers with a value of 5 in them etc...) using place value knowledge and understanding.
He is our dragon, who was left in our classroom by Gobber the Belch. Gobber is a character from the book we are currently reading: 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We need to look after Elliot which includes: making Elliot's scales by measuring the perimeter of squares and rectangles then cuting these out and carefully sticking them on him, measuring out the right amount of ingredients for dragon juice, weighing out the correct amount of seeds for his new vegetarian dragon seed mix and finally reading themometers to check that the classroom temperature is just right. Children worked hard to ensure Elliot is well looked after, they also developed they mathematical measuring skills too.