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Year 5 Learning Maths Outdoors

Today we learnt how to make regular and irregular polygons on the field with sticks, string and mallets. Mr Pemble took us through a briefing on how to peg out safely. He taught us the ‘respect’ position and three hits and a wiggle technique. We had to start softly then get harder, but you should never raise the mallet higher than your knee. We learnt to wrap the string close to the floor so the shape stayed strong. We used metre sticks and big protractors to measure the sides and angles of our shapes. We drew diagrams of the shapes we made and recorded our measurements. One team even managed to find the answer to; if you make two different irregular polygons with the same number of sides, then measure and add together all the angles, what do you find?


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