￼We found some mushrooms. We know not to eat them because they would make us sick.
We didn’t find any hedgehogs but we made some cosy houses for them
to hibernate in.
Owen found a holly bush which is prickly like a hedge hog.
While we were looking for hedgehogs, we found an old campfire in the woods.
Last term Primary 4 raised money for their school trip to a chocolate shop by selling lots of chocolate goodies! We decided to do a Chocolate Tuck to fit in with the theme of our trip and novel study. We started by deciding what things we could make, and then made a list of ingredients. In groups we went out and made lots of different treats such as top hats, chocolate crispies and fruit kebabs. We used a lot of melted chocolate to make our treats but first we discussed the best way to melt it, and how long we thought it might take. We decided breaking the chocolate into smaller pieces would work best, and started off melting it for 1 minute. We loved watching the chocolate melting! Then, to sell our treats, we all had different jobs. We discussed what skills each job would need, and then decided what we thought we would be best at. When we were selling, we had to count up how much everything cost to get the total. Then we had to take the total cost away from how much money the other children gave us to work out how much change they got. Then we had to get the right coins from the till, which was sometimes the trickiest bit. After we had finished selling, we added up all the money we had raised and it came to £82. We had lots of fun and can’t wait to go our school trip!
We have been having fun with linking our Maths skills to real life situations! One group has been using colour in squares as if they are planning how best to tile a floor!
Another group has “visited” Mr Wolf’s DIY shop and has been identifying the costs of building different types of homes for three little pigs and their mother. They have had to use ratios, measure area and use a squared plan just like real architects and project managers.
The final group have been looking at real roller coasters from around the world and have had to use a variety of calculations and data handling skills in order to present different facts.
We will be doing this on a regular basis, so, if you use maths in your line of work and would like to help us, please get in touch!