Category Archives: Maths

Money Week 8th – 12th June 2015

Money week is a national activity week for primary and secondary schools. The aim is to increase the understanding of personal finance through a variety of activities, workshops, visits and investigations.
During this week lessons will be themed around a particular money topic such as saving, budgeting, spending etc.  There are also visits to the school from Metro Bank, HSBC as well as talks to some classes from business managers.  The week is full of great tasks, puzzles and games – all to develop financial understanding, financial competence and financial responsibility.
There is also the chance to enter the national competition which will be completed in school.
To help at home, you could talk to children about money:
. Where does money come from?
. Why do we need it?
. What can we do with it?
. How does it help us get the things that we need and want?

English and Maths Parent Workshop

Please see below for the parent workshop slides.

Resource booklets were provided for those who informed us that they would be attending the meeting today. Unfortunately, some people took additional copies which resulted in some parents not receiving a pack. We ask that you do not take further copies for friends who are unable to attend. If you require a further copy of the resources then please ask Miss Connell or Mrs Townsend who will provide one for you in due course.

KS1 English workshop

KS2 English workshop

KS1 Maths parent workshop

KS2 Maths parent workshop


KS1 and KS2 Parent Workshop for English and Maths

After the great success of previous parent workshops we are once again running a Parent Workshop on English and Mathematics in KS1 and KS2. The aim of the workshop is to provide you with a greater understanding of how English and Mathematics is taught in school, and how you can support your child’s learning at home. This session will be interactive providing you with an opportunity to answer some of the questions the children have to.

Within the English section, we will look at: phonics and spelling, reading, writing (including the importance of vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation), speaking and listening and handwriting. In the KS1 session, we will also look at the phonics screening test and provide you with the opportunity to answer a few of the questions the children have to answer in their test. In the KS2 session, we will also look at the new grammar test and provide you with the opportunity to answer a few of the questions the children have to answer in their tests

Within the mathematics session, we will look at the different methods used for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and how these progress over the years, the role of problem solving and mental mathematics. You will also be able to have a look at the different types of questions the children are asked to complete and practice answering them. We will also look at some online applications to assist your child.

Letters about the workshops have been sent home this week. Please ensure that you return the reply slip by 10th September, indicating which workshop you would like to attend and any areas you would like to discuss.

Workshop dates:

KS1 Parent Workshop 15th September 2014 at 8.30am

KS2 Parent Workshop 15th September 2014 at 1.30pm

KS2 Parent Workshop 25th September 2014 at 8.30am

KS1 Parent Workshop 25th September 2014 at 1.30pm


Miss Connell and Mrs Townsend

Mathematics Assembly Websites

Lots of children have asked if I could put the following websites on the Blog so that they can have a try at the games I featured in my mathematics assemblies.

So here you go…have fun!

For the Mental Maths Games and other games related to ‘Number’ such as ‘Addition and Subtraction’, ‘Decimals’, ‘Factors and Multiples’, ‘Fractions’ and much, much more please have a look at the website below.

Learn your Nine Times tables using your fingers with Mya.

Mrs Ogunnubi-Sime

Parents’ Curriculum Meetings (10th March 14)

For those of you that were unable to attend one of the three meetings we arranged regarding the curriculum, below is a copy of the presentation given. We explained to parents about the new National Curriculum for 2014 and how we have approached it, and also gave some more specific information about what is required by children of a certain age in both English and maths.

PDF of presentation 10/03/14