This year’s maths week has been fantastic!
The aims of the week were to inspire pupils, demonstrating that maths is exciting and fun; promote entrepreneurial skills; increase the quality of financial education and develop thinking skills using our 5R’s (resourcefulness, resilience, relationships, risk-taking, reflective).
During the week, the children were challenged to grow a £1 into a profit by creating an activity, game or stall for the Christmas Fair that took place on Saturday 1st December. In key stage 1 the children worked as a class to try and grow their pounds and sold some fantastic Christmas decorations. In key stage 2 the children worked individually and in groups to try to grow their £1. We raised a huge amount of money for the school and can’t wait to use it to be a variety of exciting resources for the school.
We also ran a Sumdog competition, which the children loved taking part in. Congratulations to Beth, Lewis, Fraser and Finn for answering well over 2000 questions each – WOW!
What an exciting maths week we have all had!
Our aim for Maths Week was to inspire our pupils and demonstrate that maths can be exciting and fun – we certainly achieved our aim! We chose to use LEGO as our theme and explored this in many different contexts across the whole school using a ‘hands on’ approach.
This year our focus and mantra was ‘Everyone Can Succeed in Mathematics’. We wanted to share the message that there is no such thing as a ‘maths person,’ you are not born with a maths brain. Indeed anyone can learn how to be a mathematician just like learning how to ride a bike or swim. We can all do this through hard work and practice. Please click on the video to find out more.
During the week we ran two exciting competitions. The winner of the ‘guess the number of LEGO bricks in the jar’ competition was Sonny in year 6 who guessed the exact number (547). The winner of the second competition was Catherine in year 4 who designed a fantastic ‘Everyone Can’ poster. A super effort from everybody that entered – well done!