This half term we have been exploring place value in all its glory in Maths and this week has been no exception. We have continued to develop our understanding of the greater than, less than and equals to symbols both practically and on paper. The teachers have been really impressed by the children’s use of mathematical language and their ability to answer written questions about numbers presented in a variety of different formats ranging from pictorial representations of numbers to number lines and more. Some children have really started to develop their ability to think laterally in order to solve problems. Alex wanted to use the equals sign in a task where she only had one of each number so decided to put 9 and 1 on one side and 10 on the other in order to do so. Our ‘My World’ topic is also drawing to a close and we have created skeletons in Art using cardboard cotton buds to represent each of the main bones of the body. The skeletons from Mrs Barham’s class can be seen through the windows of her classroom as you walk past the Pre Prep building and those from the other class adorn the Year 1 corridor and bring a smile to the faces of all who pass!