Data Handling Activities in Reception Rooks

Pupils in Reception Rooks class enjoyed taking part in some data handling activities in Maths. They had to collect and sort information into a pictogram. The children were asked to find out what was the most popular eye colour in the class. Working in pairs, they coloured an eye template in the colour of their partner’s eye. Then they gathered all the templates together and carefully sorted them into a pictogram.

When finished, the children were asked questions about the data such as what was the most popular eye colour, what was the least popular eye colour and how many more children had brown eyes than blue. To help consolidate their understanding, for homework, the children were asked to complete their own pictograms about favourite toys and ask questions about the data.