Year 5 maths challenge heat 5, on Tuesday 27th April
Next week, children will compete with over 200 schools in the Year 5 Maths challenge. It requires a team of 4 pupils to work together, challenging the group to communicate, negotiate and reason to reach a collective decision. Time limits for questions serve as an extra challenge. This year’s heats last for about 45 minutes and will have three rounds. An additional memory round is completed before the heat.
We are excited to compete and will update as to how we got on!
‘TT Rock Stars’ is a fun and challenging platform designed to help children master times tables. All children, in Years 2-6, have their own accounts and have been given their individual login details. Children can play at home, as well as school. Please see your child's teacher if you need these details to be re-issued.
To play, visit: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
The more questions the children answer, the more coins they can earn to buy new accessories for their rock star avatars, such as hair styles, clothes, instruments and new rehearsal studios!
Please encourage your child to login regularly, as this will help them continue to improve their times tables, whilst having lots of fun!
As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we took part in a competition for Maths Week England during November- 'Rock Out 2020'.
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, the child earnt their class a point. Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole were those with the highest average! Go Potten End!
With a recent score of over 40,000 points Potten End children are reaching new heights with their battle scores! An amazing result!
Congratulations to Year 5 and Year 2 in their recent class rounds.
Maths Open Mornings
Prior to school closures, we opened our classrooms for maths open mornings. We saw parents, children and teachers working together across different areas of the maths curriculum. They worked on practical aspects of maths and brought challenges to life! We loved working collaboratively to solve problems and stretch our thinking.
Our Early Years children invited their parents in for cooking sessions and used fruit pieces to make repeated patterns with their families and our Year 5's used chocolate bars to convert mixed numbers and improper fractions. Year 3 were very busy marking the area and perimeter of the tables and even created their own 3D shapes using nets.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next open morning maths sessions when it is safe for us to do so again.
NSPCC Number Day
We were very excited to take part in NSPCC Number Day on Friday 7th February 2020, where we took part in maths activities throughout the day. We raised funds for the NSPCC by holding a dress up ‘Number day’. All children and teachers came to school dressed as a ‘number’! We were so impressed by the creativity of our families- we had domino's, playing cards, Number Block characters, TT Rock Star Avatars and even a few 'cow'culators!
We took part in a variety of challenges throughout the day, had many TT Rock Star battles and estimated the number of segments in a chocolate orange!
Congratulations to all who took part- a wonderful day was had by all.