This week in Years 5 and 6 the children have had an exciting start to their new maths topic – fractions. Children had the opportunity to make their own pizza in groups, following a Jamie Oliver recipe, and finding out about traditional pizza in Italy. When the pizzas were cooked they worked in groups to cut their pizzas into fractions, starting with dividing into halves (1/2), then quarters (1/4) and finally into eighths (1/8). After some tricky problem solving with fractions it was time for the children to eat the pizzas and enjoy their hard work. This type of practical work has really helped the children visualise maths and see things in a real life context.