Archive for the ‘Numeracy’ Category

Alternative 12 days of Christmas – Maths style!

12 common factors
11 scales weighing
10 dice a rolling

9 fractions sharing
8 minds blowing
7 rulers snapping
6 squared numbers
5 protractors
4 decimals
3 pie charts
2 subtractions
and a calculator for cheating

Protractor refresher!

Year 6 needed a refresher session on using a protractor correctly!  Several children “had it in the bag” & helped their peers!


Year 6 net investigation


Year 6 have been researching nets and working out which sides become parallel.

Numicon Year 1 Maths

In Year 1 Maths this morning, Harry was very quick! He explained what he had to do…”I had to make a way to 100 just using tens but you could only use one lot of ten and then two of any other number up to ten…”


Little Red Riding Hood

The children have been learning the story Little Red Riding Hood. They have written shopping lists for Grandma and been shopping for fruit. They made fruit kebabs using a variety of fruits.

 They have also been using positional language to give directions to Grandma’s cottage in maths.


Mathletics & Spellodrome


Ellie says “I like these programmes as they help me learn more, it’s fun but I’m learning at the same time”.

Learning numerals

We have been learning numerals and ordering them to ten.


Me, Myself & Nursery Rhymes

What a busy week! Through the nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock the children learnt about numbers to 12 and the time. Look at the fantastic clocks they made…complete with mouse!


Funny Bones by Allan Ahlberg taught the children about bones, this was linked to their topic work.


In PSHCE the pupils talked about helpful hands and hurting hands, they thought of the different ways that hands can be kind…or not! Look at the tree they made.

Class 1 – Peter Rabbit

Class 1 (Year 1 & 2) are very excited about their new topic this term, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. The story has been incorporated into Literacy and Numeracy lessons (such as problem solving) as well as drama and ‘speaking and listening’ activities.

Cars in Motion – Maths is fun!

Pupils in Class 3 have started ‘Cars in Motion’. It was very successful and popular last year and the pupils now in Year 6 that are ‘experts’ have been training our new recruits! Our first track this term is Abu Dhabi.

 Quote from the website – Our aims are simple – to help raise standards of achievement in mathematics…, to help motivate students generally, to show students of all abilities that maths can be fun and that there is a reason for doing it! Using tried and tested software that simulates the setting up of a racing car, students will encounter a variety of mathematical tasks (some practical) in an effort to win a series of races!