Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Maths Week

Next week is maths week at St Peters.

I just want to clarify a few uncertainties regarding different times on various days.

On Tuesday (3rd Feb), parents are invited to attend a problem solving workshop in the hall from 10.40-11.25. There is no need to return a reply slip for this event.

The second date is on the Thursday (5th Feb), where parents are also invited into their child’s class to take part in a maths lesson. This event does need to be replied to as there is limited space in each classroom. Teachers therefore need to be aware of how many parents/carers will be attending. The time for this will be 2.10-3.10.

On Friday, children are invited to wear a maths-themed fancy dress costume in exchange for a £2 donation.

I’m already looking forward to seeing some of these creations and desperately wondering what to dress up as myself.


Mr C

Year 5 Maths Challenge @ Portsmouth Junior Grammar School

Today, four pupils from year 5 went to Portsmouth Junior Grammar School to participate in the year 5 Maths Challenge

This was a challenge for young mathematicians to solve puzzles at six stations.

Working in pairs, they worked through five problems during an eight minute period at each station. The activities during the event consisted of a range of tricky mathematical problems, which tested their skills as mathematicians to the very limit.

The children; Sam Kift, Kallum McCormack, Daisy Lee and Stirling Grout performed brilliantly and finished a very commendable 8th and 15th out of some 32 participating schools. Well Done.

A huge thank you to the parents who attended and I hope you enjoyed it as much as the children.

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Year 5 Space Home Learning

Welcome back after a well-deserved Christmas break. Our context this half term is Space.

Attached below is the home learning pyramid of suggested tasks that could be completed as part of the context.

I hope the children will be as engaged and enthused by this topic as I am.

Mr Cruddas

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