Tag Archives: Maths

Year 5 Boss Of The North

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Year 5/1 are currently competing in an online maths competition- Boss of the North. Yesterday, we went home with 97 medal points. After a busy evening applying our maths skills online, we returned to school today with an amazing 175 medal points!

A fantastic effort in one evening at home Year 5.

I hope we can reach our class target of 400 medal points by Monday. I will be keeping a close eye on your medals over the weekend. Have fun!

Year 6 Reasoning Roadshow

The children from Year 6, visited Stoke City to join with the other ‘Stoke 6’ schools and take part in a mathematical reasoning roadshow.

When the children arrived at the stadium, they were told about the ground, as they sat and looked at the new pitch being laid, from the West Stand. Following on from this, the children then took part in a maths quiz which had a football theme. Goody bags were awarded to the teams achieving the most points.

Afterwards, everyone had to turn detective, as the children were asked to solve a ‘Harry Potter’ themed murder mystery – lots of mathematical clues had to be solved in the process.

Finally after dinner, the children were challenged to work together in their teams, to solve up to 40 different reasoning problems, covering a whole host of mathematical themes. Again, goody bags were awarded to the most successful teams. Special medals were also presented to the overall runners up team – Ethan, Justin and Amelia and to the winning team: Tyler, Tinasha, Imogen and William.

The children were superstars. All of the adults who accompanied them, were really proud of both their behaviour and attitude as well as their mathematical understanding. Have a look at the photographs below to see some of our amazing children solving the various mathematical problems, which they were presented with throughout the day:

Finding all the possibilities

We have been developing our problem solving skills in maths this morning. Children could only use the numbers on the board but could use any calculation to make 1000. Olivia’s strategy was to use number bonds to 10 so that the units would have a zero. Ruby tried adding 2 numbers together then finding out what number was needed to make 1000 and checking if it was an option she could have. Maybe someone would like to share a solution they can find.

Doubling Machine

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In Reception we have been learning to double a number by using the phrase “to double 5 I get the same amount again and put them together.”

CHALLENGE: if 12 sweets came out of the doubling machine how many sweets went in on each side?

Year 4 Maths

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Year 4 have investigated reflective symmetry today. We painted a 2-d shape on a piece of paper and folded it in half horizontally, vertically and diagonally. We discussed how the shape was reflected.

Learning About Length

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Year 3 have been comparing units of measurement when finding the length of objects, they noticed a pattern between cm, mm and metres. We chose a card, measured string to that length (cm) then measured the string again using mm or metres. We then matched the correct measurement cards up.

Year 4 Symmetry

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Year 4 children are  learning about symmetry in 2-d shapes. You can see the  children playing Symmetry Top Trumps. Other children can seen with Mr Frost thinking about a symmetry reasoning problem.