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Pi Challenge

Every year, we mark Pi Day with a memory maths challenge. Pi (the number starting 3.14....) Day is March 14th with March being the 3rd month of the year. We challenge our children to remember Pi to as many decimal places as they can and…

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RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch

As people all over the country watched birds in their gardens, our children took part in the RSPB Big School's Birdwatch. Having built, hung and filled bird feeders, three class bubbles spent time in our grounds spotting and identifying…

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Practical Maths

As part of our children's approach to learning mathematics, we use Maths No Problem.  This scheme is modelled on the successful approach to teaching this subject in Singapore and our children really enjoy it. It really helps them solve…

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Outdoor Learning in Reception

As well as using our extensive school grounds, including the allotments, field and Wildlife Area, children in Red Class have their own outside area. This is used throughout the day as another learning environment and is a great place…

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Discovery Time in Reception

Our children love their learning in Red Class. The curriculum covers 7 different areas of learning (communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the…

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Maths No Problem

It's great to see the children enjoying their maths learning and despite their being some gaps due to the time out of school, the teachers and children are working hard to both address these and cover the new learning. Our children…

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10 ideas for active maths in Key Stage 1

1. How heavy? You will need: scales that can weigh things in kilograms. ♦ Ask your child to find something that weighs close to 1 kilogram. ♦ Can they find something that weighs exactly 1 kilogram? ♦ Find some things…

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10 ideas for engaging maths in Key Stage 2

Here are some practical and engaging maths suggestions. Some of the links are to websites so please remind your child of staying safe online expectations. If you have any questions about this, our 'online safety section' within the…

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10 ideas for developing maths in the Early Years.

Number Hunt in Jelly: In a nutshell – First, spread out some plastic numbers in jelly layers. When it’s all set, give out some tongs to children and show them how to pick up the numbers from the wiggly substance (and practice…

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Time in Year 4

This week, Blue Class have been multi-step solving problems linked to time. Before the lessons, the teacher texted parents asking them to check children's ability to tell the time and it was great that so many of you did this revision.…

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