Times Tables in Puffins!!!

Over the past few weeks Puffin Class have been practising their times tables on a daily basis . The results have been amazing!

The children are becoming more confident……making them quicker each time. This is having a positive impact on their maths lessons.

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[Written by Ms Wiles]

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Maths Morning – from Mrs Landon!

Maths Morning Thursday 30th March 2017

Who knew we had so many clever mathematicians at Holbrook Primary School? Well, we certainly found out during our Maths morning on Thursday.

The children had hand written some very neat invitations asking parents and carers to come in and share ‘how we do maths these days’…. and what a turnout we had! Image result for maths

Some of the teachers spent a very quick half hour showing the parents the different strategies and methods we use to help children understand maths and number system and why we teach their children these methods. I think I could say quite confidently that some parents went away understanding much more how it has changed since we were at school and how they can help their children more at home. Many, many thanks for the show of support – we were slightly surprised but thrilled to see so many of you.

Once this had finished, the parents made their way into class and joined their children as part of the lesson. There was a lot of problem solving going on which certainly challenged some of the adults (teachers included) as well as the children. As usual, there was a lot of talk between everyone which is to be expected when discussing problems and hearing the mathematical language being used was an added bonus.

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Maths Open Morning at Holbrook!

Last week saw parents and carers from across the school visit us for an Open Maths Morning, joining Image result for mathstheir children in lessons and learning a little bit about what Maths lessons are like here at Holbrook.

First, parents were offered an opportunity to see some of the methods taught to pupils at the school, before joining their children in lessons and working alongside them through the morning. Children were delighted to be sharing their methods and learning with their friends and family, with several parents jointly teaching the children alongside the staff, while others learnt a new trick or two with their calculations!

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Don’t Forget SumDog!

This half term, don’t forget to keep practising your Maths skills on SumDog, earning coins for their new upgrades this season!

You can visit the SumDog website by clicking here… if you need to refresh your login or have forgotten your password, speak to your teacher or to Mr Thorns, who can reset it for you.

Good luck with the games!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Cluster School Maths Competition!

This afternoon, children from year 3 – 6 Image result for mathsattended a cluster school’s Maths competition, working with their friends form other year groups to solve a range
of tricky problems.

Racing against time, pupils had to solve a variety of mathematical challenges on a whole host of different puzzle, logic and calculation tasks.

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