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Woodborough Maths Day

    What a busy day it has been!

Cherry  class started off with a puzzle about frogs leaping or sliding over to other Lilly pads in order to get to the other side.  Most children figured out the least amount of movement necessary to achieve the result!

Next we turned out focus to our topic work on soil and earthworms.  The children cut 3length of wool to represent what they thought would be a small, average and giant fully grown earthworm.  They were all pretty similar in they results and amazed when they saw the actual sizes in real life! The smallest fully grown earthworm measures about 2 cm, average in the UK about 20-25 cm and the largest species grows to an impressive 350 cm!

Next we measured our own height and compared it to the smalles and the average size earthworm.  The children are about 65 ish times bigger than the smallest and 6.5 times bigger than the average worm.

In the afternoon the children tried to figure out how to move a chicken, a fox and some corn across a river without one getting eaten by another.  The children can explain this to you in more detail. Almost all were able to solve this puzzle.  Well done.

A lot of fantastic problem solving Maths today.  If there is still any brainpower left, have another play at Times Tables Rockstar. The battle will be over at 6 p.m. tonight!