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Maths Beyond the Classroom

"Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences." -  Galileo Galilei

Maths Ambassadors

 

 Maths Ambassadors are pupils who aim to inspire children to love maths and to engage in maths challenges.  They have set themselves a series of tasks to achieve their aims.

  • setting maths trails on the playground
  • leading maths activities during assemblies, at playtime and pop-up clubs
  • setting regular maths challenges
  • testing pupils on their times tables
  • meeting regularly to raise the profile of maths in school

 

These are led by Mrs Radhamma - please speak to her if you would like to try and become a maths ambassador.

Our current Maths Ambassadors are: Freya S, Max J, Owen, Layla, Cain, Freya J, Ruby, Isobel and Mollie

 

Maths assemblies

 

Mrs Radhamma leads a weekly Maths assembly. This provides an opportunity to  share learning across year groups through

  • challenges
  • comparing work and achievements
  • completing fun activities
  • singing maths songs
  • quizzes

 

Our Maths ambassadors design and lead many of these activities.  

 

Maths games for children to take home

 

We have a  lending library of maths games that you can take home to enjoy with your child.  Games are changed on Thursday afternoon - please encourage your child to come along and borrow one.  You should have all the resources you need in each pack (dice, counters etc.) - if something gets lost or damaged at home we understand, just please let us know, so we can make sure all the games are ready to play.  

 

The maths games library is run by a parent volunteer - if you have some time to help please let us know.  

 

Maths termly challenge - whole school

 

Mrs Radhamma launched a competition in Autumn term, inviting staff and pupils to find arrays in real life and to bring in photographs of them.   Following this maths ambassadors have taken the lead to run the competition this term - inviting parents as well.  If you would like to get involved, the competition is open until the end of the spring term. Photographs of this will be put on display, and prizes will be given to our most creative pattern finder. 

 

Autumn term challenge - To find arrays in real life and bring a picture in to share.

Spring term challenge - To spot tessellated patterns in and outside of school. Please hand in your picture to one of our Maths ambassadors who will add this to our school display.

Times Tables Rock Stars  and Numbots

 

These are on-line games to increase fluency and automaticity for times tables and number facts. 

Every child has a log-in.  We recognise children who have taken the opportunity to practice through the awarding of certificates during assemblies, and celebrate successes through challenges and with-in and between class competitions.  Children who are unable to practice at home can have opportunities to do so at school - please ask your class teacher or Mrs Radhamma. 

 

We are very grateful to the Friends who have bought our subscription for the year - thank you.

 

Maths pop-up clubs

 

These are run on an ad-hoc basis at lunchtime.  They will be advertised on the pop-up club board, and are often organised by our maths ambassadors - if you have an idea to share please let Mrs Radhamma know.  

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