Maths Week 2017
The whole school took part in Maths Week, 30th January – 3rd February 2017. The children had the opportunity to explore different maths skills and parents and carers were invited to come in and work alongside their children. Check out the slideshow below to see all the fun activities we got up to!
Friday 3rd February was NSPCC Number Day and we managed to raise £75.95 for this amazing charity – a massive thank you to everyone for your generosity!
Dive into Numbers!
Nursery had a number themed ‘Under the Sea’ workshop. They had lots of fun playing with numbers through different activities. They counted fish and pegged them on a number line, ordered numbers 1- 5 and 1- 10 to create a picture, counted pirate treasure and made sea creatures to go on our number display!
The Magic of Maths
In Reception the children spent maths week practising counting, adding and ordering numbers.
Children and their parents had the opportunity to brush up on their culinary skills by creating some exciting and delicious dishes.
The children played pirate battleships with their parents by cutting out items and sticking them onto their islands. Then they had to name coordinates and their partner checked if they had found an item. If they had found an item they wrote the coordinates on their score sheet, if they did not find an item it was their partner's turn. The person to find all the items by guessing coordinates was the winner! It was harder than they thought!
A firm favourite with children across the school, parents were invited to come and pit their Maths skills against the children’s in this fast-paced team challenge.
Paint by Numbers
A calm and therapeutic afternoon was enjoyed by children and parents in Year 4 with their paint-by-numbers workshop. Of course, they had to solve the calculations to find the right colour first!
Parents were invited to test their mental maths skills against our Year 5 experts who are currently involved in an intense training programme for the pan-London 24 tournament. After coming third in London at last year’s tournament, they are determined to top this outstanding achievement!
Battle of the Brains
Year 6 battled it out with some brave parents during our Battle of the Brains competition. The children and parents each had a set of clues which were coded. Using cipher text and a shift code, these de-coded clues led them to something related to their current topic, Natural Disasters. The clues led them to an envelope with an image. That image then gave each group a letter. The groups had to continue until they retrieved all 8 letters. But they weren’t done yet… those letters spelled out a coded word. They then had to de-code the letters. First group to solve the coded word, won! The final word? Disaster!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE CHILDREN, PARENTS AND STAFF WHO PARTICIPATED IN MATHS WEEK – WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT AS MUCH AS WE DID!