In November, as a school we took part in Maths Week 2021!
The aim of Maths Week is to raise the profile of Maths throughout the school and enable all children to access interesting mathematical experiences. Our Maths lessons this week were engaging, fun and practical!
Below is an explanation from each class teacher about what each class did throughout the week:
This week, Year 1 have been practising our counting skills. We have participated in lots of activities, these include playing snakes and ladders and a counting game using a big inflatable dice out in the garden.
For Maths week, we have been having lots of fun and working together to learn in fun, creative ways. We have been playing lots of games and completing lots of puzzles and challenges. We learnt about a range of maths topics and built on skills we already had. We played number bingo, snakes and ladders, going to the shops game to help us learn about money and we sang a range of fun songs.
Maths Week in Year 3 was fantastic! We participated in fun activities such as a maths escape room and designing our own tessellations. We even went on a hunt in school to find objects with specific mathematical properties that we use in everyday life.
During Maths week, Year 4 played games which focused on learning about money, fractions and time. We made our own clocks which helped us learn how to tell the time! In addition, we also played Mathsopoly to support our addition problem solving.
In Year 5, we played a number of Maths games such as snakes and ladders, battleship and four in a row (all 3 games involved using multiplication skills).
We also played Mathopoly (maths version of monopoly where they had to answer addition and subtraction questions as they moved around the board. There were also chance cards which gave additional challenges for them to answer). We absolutely loved this!
During the end of the week we created art work using lines of symmetry – we used mandala art to help with this.
During Maths Week in Year 6, we explored and focused on fractions and angles. Firstly, we created our own pizzas and then used our knowledge of fractions to add ingredients to the pizza. We then had to write down what fraction each ingredient was on the pizza. We absolutely loved creating the pizzas and it was SO fun to get creative!
During the end of the week, we focused on angles. We wrote our initials down and then drew random lines in the initial. We then had to use a protractor to find how many degrees the angle was and then what type of angel such as obtuse, acute, right angle or reflex. We loved doing this activity and was great fun using a protractor!
Please find below various pictures of different year groups taken throughout our Maths Week 2021, as you can see we had great fun!