## Symmetrical Butterflies

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Maths | Posted on 14-06-2015

We used stones and jewels to show how much we have learned about symmetry – amazing designs…..and all symmetrical. Well done Primary 1!
Symmetry Assessments on PhotoPeach

## Symmetry

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Maths | Posted on 02-06-2015

Over the next couple of weeks, our class are learning about symmetry.

This morning, we looked at our reflections and talked about about mirror images. We used the mirrors to discover what the other half of a butterfly would look like.

We cut some symmetrical shapes and marked the lines of symmetry. We also drew and coloured symmetrical designs on eggs.

Next, we coloured  some symmetrical designs…..some of the were very challenging!

Well done Primary 1!

Symmetrical Designs on PhotoPeach

## Pictograms

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Maths | Posted on 05-05-2015

This week in maths, we are learning about displaying information. Today, we used pictures to help us show our favourite colour of teddies and our favourite vegetables.

A chart which uses pictures to organise information is called a “pictogram.”

## An Alien Has Landed!

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Maths, Science | Posted on 14-01-2015

Sorry – still no camera! I believe that it has been dispatched to the council IT department and will be with us shortly – fingers crossed.

Just in case you haven’t heard, an alien has landed in Primary 1!

He is currently sitting in a small space station in our classroom. He left us a letter explaining that he has been sent on a mission to find out facts about Planet Earth and he needs our help.

His first mission was to find out about the different seasons. There was a picture puzzle left in the space station for us to complete. We finished it today and gave it to the Alien, along with some alien drawings and stories. We hope he likes them!

## Venn Diagrams

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Maths | Posted on 16-05-2014

We have been learning how to record information on a different kind of chart this week – a Venn Diagram. We sorted pictures of apples and peppers using hoops on the floor.

## Clocks

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Maths | Posted on 19-03-2014

We have a new camera!
The Alien left us another mission this week. He needed to send a message to space control at 8 o’clock but didn’t know what this meant. He asked us to find out how to tell the time and left us little clocks to make.

Clocks on PhotoPeach

We loved making the clocks and used them to make different o’clock times. We left our clocks set to 8 o’clock and put them in the space basket for the alien.
We also enjoyed singing this song!

## Santa’s Shape Sort

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Maths | Posted on 19-12-2013

Elf on the Shelf left us a letter this morning. Santa was in a muddle trying to sort out the shapes of his presents. We had to colour the different shaped presents to help him. We learned that the proper word for a diamond shape is a rhombus, and that an octagon has 8 sides!

Elf on the Shelf also left us this little game to play….

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Christmas-Present-Sorting-594

## Christmas Maths Puzzles

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Maths, Numeracy | Posted on 18-12-2013

In maths this week, we have been doing some Christmas Puzzles.
First, we had to make some drawings and count how many legs, ears and eyes were in the picture.
We also coloured in 9 snowmen…..but we were only allowed to use 3 colours and make every snowman different! We had to think very hard!
Christmas Maths Puzzles on PhotoPeach

In Learning Areas, we have also enjoyed building a snowman on the Big Board. Follow the link to play at home too.
http://www.think-bank.com/iwb/flash/snowman.html

## Wrapping Paper for Santa

### Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Maths | Posted on 04-12-2013

The Elf on the Shelf left us a letter today…

Dear Boys and Girls,

Santa needs to print more wrapping paper but the elves are so busy, they haven’t managed to finish it yet!

Can you finish the repeating patterns before the paper goes to the printing  workshop?

Love from the Elf on the Shelf xxxx

We practised making repeating patterns of the grids then made some wrapping paper….

rapping Paper for Santa on PhotoPeach