Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Days at School ...

Every morning we count how many days we've been at school.  It's a great way to learn about 1:1 counting, place value, skip counting and talk about concepts like before, after etc.  Today one of the children in our class asked, "Have we got the days right? I think we've made a mistake because we didn't do it the other day."

We thought we were up to 80 days.  We asked Mrs Graham in E6 how many days they had counted, and they said 75 (but there was some confusion in their class too).  We put on our 'yellow thinking hats' and talked as a class about how we could work out what the correct number was and 'solve the problem'.  Sophia suggested we look on the calendar, Nicholas thought we could add all the days together, so we did.


We counted all the days in term 1 (twice to be sure) and left out all the weekends, public holidays and days off school.  Then we counted how many days we have been here in term 2.  Altogether we counted 84 days.  We know lots about 84 ...


We decided we'd better share what we'd discovered with E6.  How would we do it? Rory suggested we write them a letter, so we did.


We are pleased to know how many days we've been here.  It's important because when we get to 100 days (early in term 3), we have a special celebratory day at school.  Watch this space...

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