Wednesday 3rd March was World Maths Day and in Primary we decided to take this opportunity and create a day full of mathematical challenges for the children. These took place both inside and outside the classroom as we made the most of our outdoor environment. Teachers created and led multiple practical activities across all key stages whilst still embedding the key concepts of Maths. There were a variety of activities taking place throughout the day. Reception used counters to develop their counting skills whilst Year 1 counted money and learnt about direction linking their Maths with their class book “The Jolly Postman’. Year 2 discovered the importance of Maths in all professions by exploring how firemen, chefs, nurses, artists and policemen, drivers and bankers use mathematical skills in their everyday jobs. In KS2 Year 3 focused on finding different angles in the playground. Miss Ruth’s Year 4 Maths lesson explored measurement as the children measured the specifics of their classroom, whilst in Mr Roger’s class they focused on capacity; filling water bottles and adding appropriate scales. Phileas Fogg may have travelled around the world in 80 days, but it only took Year 5 one day to get around the globe as they took part in various Math Challenges whilst Year 6 went on a sporting adventure as they used their knowledge of measurement to find the length, area, volume and capacity of the football pitch, running track, basketball courts and small swimming pool. Our fantastic House Captains also creatively devised a variety of Maths games during break and lunchtime that proved how much fun Maths can be and that learning continues outside lesson time! Year groups tried out various activities ranging from 'Count a Minute' and 'Guess the total of the dice in a Jar', to becoming 'Detective Inspectors' solving Math crosswords and champions who beat their opponent at times tables. Well done everyone for making it such a 'Mathtastic' day!
Primary Maths Coordinator