During the academic year and depending on the year group the children are in, they also taught about fractions, decimals and percentages, measurement, geometry (properties of shape and position and direction) and statistics. Also embedded into our curriculum are opportunities for children to practise their new learning by completing problem solving activities and investigations.
This year, to enhance the development of problem solving skills within our school, we have invited Mathematics consultants to run very special challenge Maths workshops with the specific aims of not only building upon our children’s love of mathematics, but also their love of learning. These workshops are run over the course of a whole day and are held in the Ingenium. What makes these days particularly special is that children from local schools are also invited which gives all participants a wonderful opportunity to not only develop their Maths and problem solving skills, but also their team working skills. Feedback from participants has included: “It was good, but some of the problems were puzzling”, “I gave 9.99999 because 9.99999 was fun and 0.11111 was tricky” and a participant who gave a score of 10 out of 10, “ Because my mind was far better than normal and I answered more questions”.
Maths is celebrated throughout the school and we have a wide range of activities and resources to engage the children in their Mathematical learning, such as the online tool ‘Mathletics’, a number garden and our ever popular bronze, silver, gold awards for success in times tables.