This week (as part of ‘Maths Week 2022’) the children took part in a number of maths related activities and tasks right across the school. The highlight for most of the children was of course guessing the number of sweets in the jar. We have raised a substantial amount of money for this year’s Children in Need. Thank you all for your donations for this superb cause.
On Monday, the classes paired up and were assigned a practical task. This ranged from building a tower out of art straws, to creating a bridge using spaghetti. During this activity, class teachers took a step back and allowed the children to independently problem-solve, as well as collaborate and think as part of a group. It was wonderful to see positive relationships and rapports being built between our younger and older children.
On Tuesday, we organised a scavenger hunt for the children to take part in. Unfortunately, due to damp weather our original plan for an outdoor scavenger hunt had to be cancelled. However, this didn’t stop us and we quickly transferred the activity indoors to the teaching hall! The children loved the independent nature of this activity, where they were able to demonstrate to their class teacher their numeracy skills.
From Monday to Wednesday, pupils were busy competing in ‘England Rocks’ which is a competition hosted by Times Tables Rockstars. Well done to everyone for working together to answer a combined school total of 33,294 correctly answered questions.
Throughout the week in Class 5, pupils were also signed up to take part in a trial for the ‘Mathematics World Cup 2022’. The entire class absolutely loved taking part in this competition, where maths was combined with movement and mindfulness across a range of practical-based activities. Next year, we may even roll this out across the rest of the school!
The entire week has been an incredible success. All of the pupils were focused, engaged and positively took part in numerous maths-based activities and demonstrated a superb mathematical way of thinking. Here’s to next year and celebrating ‘Maths Week 2023’!