Maths Week 2021

In November, Fens celebrated its very first Maths week and what a success it was. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the week and it was wonderful to see and hear a buzz of enthusiastic learners as our children put their Maths skills to the test! Throughout the week, the children used a range of concrete objects and manipulatives to solve puzzles and problems and enjoyed learning about celebrities who rely on Maths to complete their jobs. Have you ever really considered just how much Joe Wicks needs numbers to create a workout routine?

As well as completing lots of practical maths activities in the classrooms, the children also enjoyed visiting the Bousefield Learning Suite and Nursery garden to work in teams to complete some puzzles. The children in EYFS were challenged to construct sturdy bridges for the three Billy Goats to use to cross the river in order to avoid the troll. KS1 children completed scavenger hunts around the nursery garden, looking for puzzles to solve. In Years 3 and 4, the children applied their reasoning skills in order to discover the true pirate captain whilst Years 5 and 6 became detectives to solve the mystery of the snaffled scarecrow!

If all of that wasn’t enough, the children also wowed the staff with their amazing entries for our home learning challenges. In KS1, children were set the challenge of taking a photograph which showed as much Maths as possible. We were blown away by the entries, with children sending in photographs of their toys, kitchens, streets and even a castle- all of which included a huge variety of examples of maths in the real world. In KS2, children were asked to create their own song, rap or poem to help learn a times table of their choice. The songs that the children produced were fantastic and we are sure Simon Cowell would be very impressed and ready to hand over a record deal to several children!

All in all the week was a huge success. Now roll on Maths Week 2022!