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Primary Magazine - Issue 38

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Created on 20 September 2011 by ncetm_administrator
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Welcome to the 38th issue of the Primary Magazine. Our history article focuses on the Aztecs, we look at the art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and focus on chocolate. Our CPD opportunity considers enriching 2D and 3D shape and our ICT article explores databases. It’s in the News! features spiders.  


Editor's extras
In this issue we have information about the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG), and share a regional project that involved money management. We have information about the updated Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme microsite, and we also provide ways to access the National Strategy Framework documents. 
It's in the News!
This issue's article features spiders. Apparently this year, autumn is the season for them. The weather we have had over the summer has given spiders ideal breeding conditions! As well as spiders, we also look at other ‘minibeasts’. 
The Art of Mathematics
We look at the mathematical opportunities in the work of artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder. He was one of a rare breed of artists, namely he was famous in his own lifetime. This article provides great ideas for work on, among other things, estimating, counting and coordinates.
Focus on...
This month we focus on chocolate. September celebrates the birthday of George Cadbury (19 September 1839 – 24 October 1922) the third son of the founder of Cadbury’s cocoa and chocolate company. So what better reason do we need to focus on mathematics and chocolate!
A little bit of history
We are going cross-curricular once again and looking at some of the ways that you can link mathematics into a topic on the Aztecs. If you are looking at this period of history, you might like to try out some of the ideas.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
In this issue, we consider 2D and 3D shapes and how we can develop rich activities to progress and develop the children’s knowledge once they have learned the shape names, can describe their properties and sort them in a variety of ways. You will need to print out copies of the NRICH article What’s Inside/outside/under the Box? by Jenni Back and Liz Pumfrey and ask colleagues to read it before the session. 
ICT in the classroom
We consider how the children can use online databases to search for items to match criteria and also how they can create their own, where items can be sorted for a purpose.
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