I love a maths project where we can use our skills in the real world and pulls together loads of different aspects of our learning throughout the year and that’s exactly what we’ve really got stuck into this week with our bakery project!
We’ve started with a recipe for 6 cupcakes and Birch class have had to adapt the recipe for the number of cupcakes they want to make. Lots of fraction work, multiplying and dividing – fantastic! Now we’re going shopping and trying to figure out which products are the best value for money. We’re learning to compare the prices of different pack sizes (more fractions, converting measures), working out the cost per unit (multiplying and dividing), and considering special offers (percentages) all to make the most of our hard earned cash. Just an FYI parents… they all insisted they shop at Waitrose – we have some very discerning shoppers.
We’ve also been working hard in Science, drawing circuit diagrams for our light decoration to celebrate key workers; we’ve been share-writing in English – there has been some beautiful language being used (resplendent, majestic, treacherous); our Egyptian death masks are coming along really nicely (thank you Mr Dray!) and we’ve had some really interesting discussions about following and supporting one another’s dreams when we looked at a film about a male Finnish Ballet dancer and how he found it difficult to tell his friends about his passion.
I hope you all have a less wet and blustery weekend! Take care, Mr B