World Book Day

On Thursday 2nd March 2017 we welcomed a host of book characters to school. From Tintin to Mildred Hubble, Gangster Granny to Horrid Henry, it was such a sight to see! Children paraded their costumes, immersed themselves in reading and enjoyed illustrations in books. At playtime children acted out scenes from their favourite stories and had lots of fun and laughs. A big thank-you to grown-ups and carers at home for helping the children get ready for this big...

Y2 Maths Quiz Champions!

A very BIG congratulations to our Year 2 Maths Quiz Champions – The Ryder Stars! It was a tense afternoon as the Ryder Stars, the Alban Mathematicians and the Morpurgo Marauders made their way into the hall.  With the lights down low our teams sat under the spotlight.  The audience held their breath as the teams worked their way through the challenges… question by question they solved problems, debated and experienced both joy and disappointment. The Ryder Stars stole the crown with a massive 12 points and were pleased to hear some very loud cheers from their supporters! We were very proud of all of our teams as they tried something new, took on a challenge, worked together and didn’t give up.  We’re already looking forward to our next year group...

Y2 Maths Quiz – who will win?

This week has seen the introduction of our first ever Y2 Maths Quiz. Each class was split into teams and worked their way through 11 questions – working together, whispering so as not to give their answer away, solving problems and being very quick on their buzzers! Led by their Team Leader each team decided on which Learning Hero would be their mascot and why – “We’ve chosen Bear because Bear’s good at listening and being encouraging and that’s what we need to do.” By Friday the winning team from each class will go head-to-head to find the overall Year 2 Maths Quiz Champions – we can’t...

Learning Together

Maths and Learning Heroes Week has officially begun! This morning every child spent time working with children from a different year group.  The children were learning how to be like our Learning Heroes – working together on tricky tasks, listening and sharing ideas and remembering to keep on going. Take a look… Y1 and FS2 working together to build 2D shapes using pasta and marshmallows. FS2 and Year 2 working together to build a strong, stable bridge. FS2 and Year 2 giving directions – “Forwards 3 steps, turn...

National Numeracy Challenge

In our meeting this morning we talked about how important it is to talk as positively about maths as we do about reading and writing.  In our country it is often seen as socially acceptable to talk negatively about maths and declare yourself ‘no good at it’.  The people behind Family Maths Toolkit are trying hard to change our language around maths and have devised a National Numeracy Challenge for adults. How confident do you feel about maths?  The National Numeracy Challenge will help you identify your strengths as well as the areas you need to develop.  You then work through the resources and test yourself to see how far you’ve come.  Perhaps the start of 2017 is a good time to give yourself a new goal to reach?! If you want to know anymore about the challenge or you have taken it and are happy to share how you are getting on, please come and talk to us. Keep checking back for lots of updates on Maths Week. Miss...

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