During ‘100th Day at School Week’ children explored a range of mathematical activities and investigations in their classrooms, around school and the local area and with a range of visitors to school.
In preparation for the 100th Day at School all children were each given a plain white T-shirt to take home and decorate with 100 ‘things’. On the 100th Day children and staff wore their T-shirts at school. No two T-shirts were the same as families had decorated the T-shirts with so many different ideas including stickers, buttons, paper clips, postage stamps, Lego bricks, sweets, feathers, signatures, superheroes, stars and even 100 photographs of Mr. Leigh!
We held a special assembly during which each class performed a number song and we counted down to the 100th minute of the 100th day and children who had attended school every day for 100 days blew out 100 candles on 5 huge celebration cakes!
Children explored a range of mathematical puzzles and investigations with Selwyn and his travelling maths circus. Parents also attended a special session with Selwyn just for grown-ups. All children watched a performance by Dance Equation exploring how our bodies can be used to represent different numbers, sums and shapes. Each class subsequently worked with the dancers to create their own number shapes and to generate sums using body shapes. Please click here to see Dance Equations news report on euronews.com. Children also learnt some magic maths with Tony the Maths Magician.
Year 2 children worked with Tan Draig, creative practitioner, to create 90 penguins linking with the Y2 topic of the Arctic. Children were involved in lots of work exploring length and capacity before making their own penguin. At the end of the week the penguins invaded Mr. Leigh’s office and he had nowhere to work!
Lots of parents attended our maths games afternoons playing a variety of games with their children with a mathematical focus. Many of the games had been created by the children themselves at home as part of a challenge to make a board game. All children received a special personalised certificate in recognition of their super efforts.