On Friday 5th February we held a Number Day at school to raise the profile of maths in the school and to raise money for the NSPCC.
We managed to raise £151.60 which is an excellent achievement. Each £1 that children brought into school was exchanged for 5 raffle tickets to use on maths games designed and run by the Year 5 pupils. Children enjoyed and took part in a wide variety of games and different activities related to the different areas of maths. These included guess how many sweets in the bag, hidden treasure on the coordinates map, guess the height of the teacher, lucky dip maths questions, fraction playdough, maths stories for word problems, what's the time Mr Wolf? and skittles knock down.
All the games had different levels according to the year group of the children and focused on the new expectations of the 2014 curriculum.
Well done to Year 5 children for running such an excellent activity!
Mathematics is essential to everyday life and critical to science, technology and engineering. A high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world; the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At Winterbourne Earls we aim for the children to become fluent and confident in using numbers so that over time they can solve increasingly varied problems. We want them to be able to recall and apply knowledge quickly and accurately. We want our maths lessons to be enjoyable for all children so that they can develop their skills alongside an appreciation of the subject. We recognise that mental arithmetic skills are particularly important to ensure firm foundations for learning. We value support from parents in helping children develop their mental arithmetic skills.
At Winterbourne Earls mathematics is taught discretely and as part of cross curricular activities that encourage children to make connections in their learning.