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How do I teach thee? Let me count the ways. I teach thee with the heart, fun and height! Teaching place value in year 2 is a center piece concept docked to primary years and middle school Mathematics curriculum framework. It is absolutely required that learners must develop a substantial foundation of the place value concepts by the end of year 2. Helping learners to unlock the concept for better understanding place value will resonate in their skill of demonstrating procedural fluency. According to the research, students’ experience using physical models to represent hundreds, tens, and ones can be effective in dealing with place value issues early in the curriculum (Sherman, Richard-

son et. al, 2014, Education.com). In the long term, teachers should think how to develop instruction that will help the young learners to enjoy learning while making a solid understanding to the concept. The idea of preparing good materials emulates on Mr. David’s morning reflection...While reflecting I came up to rebranding the song Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes into Place Value Song/Game. First, we sang together the Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands and Ten thousands to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. After that, we played a game called Place Value, learners point to their toes when

Maths Teasers. Year 3,4,5 Problem A Ferrari Formula One car uses 2 litres of fuel every kilometre, how much fuel would it use to travel 50 kilometres?

Year R,1,2 Problem Danny had been looking forward to his birthday. He had invited 34 friends around but 6 could not make it. He wondered how many would be left to join in the fun.

I say ones! , knees when I say tens! , hips when I say hundreds! , shoulders when I say thousands! and head when I say ten thousands!. Lastly, I used manipulative it’s like a wooden educational toy or “aba-

cus-like toy” to represent the group of ten in plenary session and provide more collaborative activities. Learners enjoyed the so much fun while demonstrating numeracy and procedural skills.

Grade 4A & B have been learning about human and animal skeletons in their science lessons this term. The Skeleton is important as it helps us move, supports our muscles and protects our vital organs(such as the heart and the lungs). In groups, Grade 4 made skeletons out of pasta shapes. One of the group lay on a large piece of paper and the others drew around them. The group then stuck the pasta on the shape to show where the bones should be.

Did You Know1: There are 206 bones in a human skeleton! Did You Know 2: Some animals (like spiders) have their skeletons on the outside! Did You Know 3: A Shark’s skeleton is made out of cartilage, similar to your nose!

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Did You Know?

There are 206 bones in a human skeleton!

Some animals (like spiders) have their skeletons on the outside!

A Shark’s skeleton is made out of cartilage, similar to your nose!

CUPS We have introduced a reward system in Primary Section called CUPS.The purpose, in line with our mission, vision and core values,

aims to encourage our students to have a sense of pride in their achievements, as well as, developing team and community spirit.

С - Collaboration and Team work

P = Positive Behaviour

Drawing Around the body

Choosing What to use.

…and the feet!

Sticking the “Bones” onto the paper!

CUPS stands for :

Students can be awarded 1,2 or 3 CUPS for a variety of reasons. These points are given throughout the year and students should aim for the Platinum certificate by the end of the year. Bronze, Silver, Gold

S = Super PEMAI (PE, Music.Art, ICT)

and Platinum certificates will be given as children gain 75,150, 225 and 300 CUPS. Mr David Key Vice Principal