Read the storyline. The object of the game is to reverse the spells placed upon the royal family of Computation Castle by the evil witch. All five family members have been turned into various animals. Their only hope is you. Use your math skills to mix and create the correct potions to turn them back to their human forms.
Cross curricular literacy resources based on castles.
Capacity- Wizards TES
Ask the children to get into partners and give each children 3 measuring cylinders. The children have to decide who is the good wizard and who is the evil wizard. The teacher then reads the story as the children mix the co More…rrect amount of potion according to the instructions
A range of practical measuring activities with a magical theme. Used this with a mixed ability Yr4 class and have never seen them more engaged or excited by maths learning - especially the potion making
Great Lesson Ideas on measures in primary maths - children have to estimate the volume of puddles, make muffins and concoct magic potions!At Cuffley School, Year 2 estimate the volume of water contained in a variety of different sized bottles. At The Wroxham School, Yea More…r 4 are making muffins, using scales to accurately follow the recipe. Whose muffins will be judged best, and why?Back at Cuffley School, Year 3's teacher has turned herself into a witch! Her class measure different volumes of coloured potions accurately to make up a litre of their very own magic potion
A really practical, fun and meaningful way to teach capacity. I carried this out for a lesson observations with 31 year 2 children and it was graded outstanding. The children were really engaged and learnt so much. The whole school enjoyed drinking all the different potions too! You can alter the amounts to suit the children you are teaching.
Capacity- magic potions
An exciting way to get children measuring out different amounts. This was for my lower ability group as, in the main, it does not require children to read in between the scales on the measuring jug, but amounts can be changed for different abilities.
Castles- resource pack
A pack of 11 PowerPoint activities, including a description of the Norman invasion; the history of castles; features of castles; what life was like in castles; knights, people who lived in castles, and a castle life glossary.