Our maths ambassadors have been busy picking winners for our maths poster competition. It wasn’t easy! Thank you to all those who entered. Keep your eyes peeled on your journey through the school and see how many fabulous maths posters you can spot.
TEACHERS BEWARE! Our ambassadors are on a mission to ensure that all teachers are keeping up to date with Numeracy for Life posters and ensuring that Maths Stars are updated on the Maths Counts display weekly.
Maths Club is now up and running on a Monday lunchtime and the uptake has been phenomenal. The club has been so successful that we are alternating weeks between Year One and Year Two. Any child who wishes to attend can join and no child will ever be left out because maths is for EVERYONE!
On Friday, 14th February we held a school maths event- Booker Maths Games Day and had lots of fun using our maths knowledge and skills to play maths games. Maths is FUN!!
World Maths Day was also a huge success and we all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in maths competitions and quizzes throughout the day. Maths is very exciting! We also enjoyed raising money for Sport Relief and had assemblies on the importance of charity work, money and budgeting. This was emphasised with a quiz in one of our maths assemblies on 'Money-Sense'.
Upcoming maths events: Grand National Day on Friday, 3rd April and National Numeracy Day on Wednesday, 13th May. To get more involved in National Numeracy Day and become a Maths Champion, click here. More information on becoming a Maths Champion can be found on the Maths Counts display at school reception area.
As an ongoing commitment to maths and the teaching of numeracy for life skills, we are currently working toward achieving the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark (LCQM). This is a Quality Mark which gives schools the tools needed to evaluate and improve on maths teaching and maths opportunities in Liverpool schools.
The Liverpool Counts Quality Mark is part of a varied programme of strategies targeted at improving maths results for the city’s children.
The specific remit of the Quality Mark is to tackle the negative attitudes towards numeracy and mathematics which are prevalent in many areas of our society.
The aim is to challenge these widely held views and promote a culture where people readily understand the impact good numeracy skills and mathematics qualifications can have on the social, financial, health and employment aspects of their lives.
The LCQM supports teachers and other adults in schools to encourage pupils to make connections in their numeracy and mathematics lessons to real life contexts and with other areas of their school experiences.
Useful links for children:
Try clicking on the links below to take you to a range of games and activities on external websites, some of which are used in school. The games are fun and will support you and your family in learnng maths the fun way!
Useful links for parents/carers:
The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together.
The site also offers resources to help teachers support family engagement with children's maths learning.
This website will give ideas of activities and games to help support your child in maths across all ages. You can also take part in a Maths challenge yourself to see how good your Maths is. It will then give your score, show you where you went wrong and then help you to improve your maths.
This website has useful tips and hints to help teach your child and support them in the maths curriculum. It also has some fun games and activities to play with your child.
Age appropropriate rhymes, games and activities to support you and your child's maths skills.
TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
Be positive about maths. Don’t say things like, “I can’t do maths” or “I hated maths at school”; your child might start to think like that themselves.
Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
Praise your child for effort rather than talent – this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
We want YOU, parents and carers, to share how you use maths in your everyday lives. We would love you to come into one of our classrooms to talk about how you use maths in your job or hobby with the children and their teachers. We want our children to make strong links between maths and real life situations.
So, if you can spare some time to come and ‘talk maths’, leave your name and contact number with the school office.
Understanding money and personal finance is a really important ability to have achieved in life.
The 'Personal Finance Education Group' https://www.pfeg.org/ are a registered charity whose aim, in their own words is, "We are here to help those teaching young people about money. We empower young people to develop financial skills in preparation for work and life".
They produce 'Get Money Smart' posters which you can download from the section below.
Click here for more information.