Each year, our Year 6 children compete in the Primary Maths Challenge. The children tackle a range of tricky word problems engaging a range of skills in this respected and well-known national competition.
Last year, 5 children reached the bonus round (by scoring 21 or more out of 25 marks). 2 of those 5 children excelled, receiving silver awards placing them in the top 2% of Year 6 mathematicians across the country.
New for 2023 - the First Maths Challenge! A competition for children in Year 3 and Year 4 to test their reasoning and problem solving skills in preparation for the PMC when they are older.
Every November, children across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 explore the daily 'Barvember' challenges as part of their early morning work. The range of tasks presented consolidate and stretch their understanding of bar modelling as a problem solving strategy. The month-long challenge is designed by White Rose Maths who provide our whole-school scheme for Maths.
Children came to school dressed in a range of creative number-based outfits to raise money for the NSPCC. As part of the day, children explored all things numerical in their guided reading sessions and participated in a broad range of mathematical challenges: budgeting, mathematical professions, find the key, heart rate variations, number sequences and the Fibonacci sequence!
Children in Years 5 and 6 will be working in teams to make a product to sell at the summer fair. They will be given a budget and tasked with buying items, making products, marketing them and selling them to customers. Who knows their customers best? Which team can make the biggest profit?
Originally created during the pandemic restrictions, here is a perfect way to get out and about with the family.
Mike Harwin, the County Outdoor Education Advisor, has given us maths trails to explore around local towns. You can download instructions, questions, extension questions and answer sheets to accompany your walk. Alternatively, you can use the instructions to help you explore the locality.
Be sure to tell Mr Morey how you got on with your exploring; it would be great to see your calculations too.