Transition spent a fun filled day at St Albans Abbey learning about shapes and measuring. Following a shape hunt they took rubbings of the patterns in the floor tiles. Non-standard units of measure were explored by counting strides to determine the width of the Abbey and hugs to find out the circumference of a pillar. The highlight of the measuring was using a helium balloon on a string to measure the height from the floor to the ceiling. The string was then measured using a trundle wheel – an introduction to standard units of measure.
After lunch the children looked at some of the many stained glass windows before creating a mini version for themselves. The windows can be viewed in the classrooms. A number of children were heard commenting that this had been the best day of their lives!