On Thursday 26th of January the entire junior school timetable was taken over by Maths. All the children, right through from Nursery to year 6, enjoyed lots of practical maths and the whole school buzzed with activity.
The day started with an assembly about the negative thoughts that some pupils have about this subject and how they could be changed. Art and DT lessons were filled with wonderful shape work, with some Year 6 children actually asking to stay in at break to finish off their parabolic curves. The infants went on a maths trail and counted all the “I love maths” stickers around school, while nursery made shaped biscuits using triangle, circle and square cutters. The juniors really used their brains to solve the amazing mazes and the tower of Hanoi.
Even Games lessons had an aspect of maths with teams racing to assemble six digit numbers. At the end of the day we all gathered together again and shared some of our work, each year group had something interesting to show the rest of school. When asked to vote on it, the children gave the day a big thumbs up; the positive change in attitude was truly magic.
As part of our maths day, pupils, parents and staff can now enter our Maths Eyes photography competition, see the Junior Bulletin for details.