The week began with a range of mathematical challenges targeted for each year group and class.
The children tried to collect as many pennies as they could to go all the way round the quad. This led to a range of exciting money and distance related problems.
We explored the heights of children and staff, the ages of children and staff! and looked at averages in classes and year groups.
Each class were set the challenge to make the numbers 1-100 using only given single digits. This was met with lots of enthusiasm and eagerness to be the first class to succeed.
We finished – Class 5A! Daniel, Ethan and Finlay couldn’t wait to share their completed challenge.
On Tuesday afternoon 36 children and their family members embarked on an amazing orienteering challenge.
Parents and children had to work together to find reference points on a map. At each point the teams had to solve a mthematical problem in order to find the location of the next clue.
A huge thank you to all the parents and other family members who supported the children this afternoon.
1st place goes to Lewis C and Grandad
2nd place goes to Alice T and Dad
3rd place goes to James F and Dad
The Penny Trail goes on… 2700 pennies so far! 10-4-14
Promoting the exciting activities this week
The children developed their accuracy in measuring, halving and exploring the symmetry of 2D patterns.
WHAT WE THINK….
‘We have enjoyed Maths Week because we have done loads and loads of maths, but all at the same time.’ Y5
‘I’ve enjoyed seeing the line of pennies get longer. Will we make it round the quad?’ Y3
‘Some of these challenges have been really interesting.’ Y6
‘The pinocchio challenge was the best.’ Y4
‘The orienteering session was lots of fun. I must have run over 3 miles that afternoon. To link the maths work with PE was a really motivating idea.’ – Grandparent
”The orienteering session was such a success.’ – Mum
‘Playing Monopoly was a brill way to link our learning of maths through play. We took it in turns to be the banker.’ – Y5
Puzzle Day completed our ‘Amazing Maths Week. ‘ Each class took it in turns to work on a choice of mathematical puzzles.