A Map of the Zoo
Miss Westmancoat's Numeracy group have been receiving tasks from their friend Bert the Zoo Keeper. He asked them to design some zoo enclosures using their knowledge of 2D shapes. We began the week by sorting similar shapes and explaining why they were similar by describing their properties: "I know this is a rectangle because it has 2 long sides, 2 short sides and 4 corners" and "This is definitely a octogon because it has 8 sides...I remember it because an octopus has eight legs" are just a few examples. At the end of the week, children got to make their own plan of a zoo.