Teaching weight outside

This week we have had a focus on weight in maths. Shape, space and measure evidence needs filling out. Within the classrooms we’ve had a post office set up with parcels for weighing, but outside we’ve worked on a bigger scale. 

I’ve set up 2 lengths of paracord between trees and a pulley system between with buckets to compare weight. This was popular today and got some great vocabulary out of the children. Children who would never of played with the balance scales inside got involved. I’ve seen the children enjoying playing and given me the evidence I need that they understand weight. 

I’ve got my eyes on the allotment space next. Currently it is three square planters of weeds. The team started a bit of clearing, but more to go to change it from a wasteland to an area the kids can be proud of.