Category Archives: Maths

Exploring 3D Shape

Year 1 have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes. They enjoyed constructing their own 3D shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks. They were asked to look closely at the number of edges and vertices needed for each shape and also to discover which shapes could not be made with these materials and why.

Amazingly no marshmallows were actually eaten during the construction stage but there was some finger licking taking place!!!

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Year 1 Capacity

This week our Year 1 class have begun to learn about Capacity. Lots of exploration and practical, hands on activities were needed to help the children’s understanding. Their favourite activity was finding out whose shoes had the biggest capacity by filling them with cubes. We used a hundred chart to aid counting.

And what did we learn?

“Capacity is how much stuff you can fit into something, how much cubes or water something will hold” – Raymi, 6 years old

“Yurena’s shoes had the most capacity – she has boots!” – Leandro, 5 years old

How many cubes can your shoes hold