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Money, money, money!

For the past couple of weeks children have been learning all about money in Maths. They have learnt to recognise 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins. They have talked about the similarities and differences between each coin. They have shared activities with adults where they match the coin to its equivalent value in objects and numicon to help them understand what each coin is worth. They have learnt how you can make 5p using one five pence coin or five one pence coins. They have ordered the coins according to which one has the highest or lowest value. This week we have provided opportunity for them to apply everything they have learnt independently during their free choice snack time. Children chose what they felt everything should cost and then took it in turns to 'man the till' and sell the snack to each other. They did a great job! They even remembered to wash up their bowls and cups afterwards. Definitely showing our Learning Behaviour of Independence - well done children!