Whole School Mathematics Events

NSPCC NUMBER DAY

This year, children from Reception to Year 6, took part in the NSPCC Number Day!! During the day, children participated in a range of puzzle and problem solving activities, including a sponsored event to raise money to enable the NSPCC to fund vital services such as Childline: ‘the helpline that’s always there for children and young people whatever their problem or concern’.

We raised a phenomenal £442.70!!

Fundraising Event: Orienteering Problem Solving Challenge.

All classes took part in the challenge during the day from Reception to Year 6 . The children had a fantastic time! The challenge increased in difficulty from class to class and children had to work as a member of a team using determination and perseverance to complete the challenge.

 

WORLD MATHS DAY

In March, KS1 and KS2 took part in WORLD MATHS DAY!

On March 23rd 2018, all children in Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in the World Maths Day Challenge, competing against children of the same age across the world.

World Maths Day is a free, fun, online competition with up to 4 million students world-wide participating. The competition measures speed in arithmetic and numeracy skills on the Live Mathletics platform. Children in each year group answered questions at a level specifically targeted at their age; competing against children in their class and around the world.

Congratulations and well done to Leah in Year 6. Leah not only achieved the highest score in Year 6, she also scored the highest score in the whole school.

Schools Supporting Schools

Did you know that UNICEF points are earned across the Live Mathletics game by answering questions correctly? Mathletics turn those points into cash and donate it to fund UNICEF supported schools in Zimbabwe, bringing education to children in need. By competing in World Maths Day, all students are helping support these UNICEF projects. What a great reason to be involved!

 

MONEY WEEK 2018

In June, the whole school took part in ‘Money Week’ to learn about financial education. Take a look at the photographs below for a snap shot of just some of the activities the children took part in.

During ‘Money Week’, we were lucky enough to have a team from Santander Bank come into school to carryout workshops in KS1 and KS2 on financial education.  Our children learned about some, or all of, the following areas: different job roles in a bank, the qualifications and qualities needed for different job roles and how mathematics is used within each role, reasons why people might visit a bank, information on saving and spending, how to keep money safe, electronic money, interest and debt.