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Mathematics

Mathematics plays a vital part in your child's education. At Wyberton Primary School, we provide every child with the necessary mathematical skills and knowledge- and more- to succeed.

Since September 2014, there has been a new National Curriculum in place for primary schools. Staff across the Great Oaks Federation have ensure that our curriculum has been updated and further, engaging opportunities for the children have been added. There are four strands in Mathematics which are the focus of our teaching:

  1. Number
  2. Measurement
  3. Geometry
  4. Statistics

Problem solving and the application of mathematical skills and knowledge is crucial. Children need to be able to apply their learning in different contexts in order to be successful. This is why problem solving is interwoven throughout our Mathematics curriculum and teaching. From mathematical riddles to finding all the possibilities, we develop the children's reasoning, logic and oracy skills, which are important for their later life.

We believe that your child's education in Mathematics should be exciting, inspiring, challenging and relevant to them. Our curriculum encourages the use of the outdoors in Mathematics lessons. There are many opportunities outside to teach and reinforce mathematical knowledge, developing all four strands: including the use of leaves, sticks and stones to teach number bonds, pine cones when collecting and presenting data and hunting for 2D and 3D shapes in nature.

Furthermore, we actively encourage the use of technology in your child's Mathematics education. Technology surrounds us, as does Mathematics, so it is important they are combined. We use many, safe educational apps on the iPads. These apps, which can be downloaded at home too, include Maths Bingo, Bee Bot, Code Squad, Subtraction Galaxy and Shape Quest.

For more information on our Mathematics curriculum, please contact Mr Hawkins.

Click here to download our Mathematics booklet, giving suggestions of how to teach times tables and division facts.

 

6.10.15 Boston Grammar School Mathematics Quiz

Well done to Millie, Siana, Luke and Olivia from Year 6 for taking part in this year's Mathematics quiz at Boston Grammar School. The competition was even harder this year, with more teams from the Boston area entering, but the children did brilliantly and made their school proud. Well done!

Maths in Art

To celebrate the links between mathematics and art, the whole school had a 'Maths in Art' afternoon. All year groups explored the connections between the two subjects, before completing their own art work. Please look at our display outside the meeting room for all of the children's excellent work (including work by Picasso, Lemarche and Fibonacci).

 

14.1.16- Maths Parent Workshop 

We held our Maths workshop today- parents came along with their children and explored a range of exciting Maths activities across the year groups. The children were very engaged and showed their parents how talented they are!

 

 

Thankyou to the parents who attended and all staff for planning the engaging activities promoting our Maths teaching. If you would like any more information on our Mathematics curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or Mr Hawkins.

1.7.16- Maths Mania Grand Final

Today saw the Grand Final of the Spelling Bee and Maths Mania challenges. All of the participants demonstrated a commitment to achieve and they performed confidently in front of the audience. Well done to 'The Cunning Calculators' who eventually won the Maths Mania competition! Thankyou to our special guests, parents and teachers for supporting the children throughout the competitions.

 

2014-15

Wyberton win Mathematics quiz

Four Year 6 children from our school took part in Boston Grammar School's Annual Mathematics Quiz. We are pleased to announce that they beat all other Boston primary schools in order to claim their trophies as first place winners.

Winners of the mental maths competition

Maths Mania- Round 1

Monday 2nd March saw the Maths Mania competition begin- well done to all teams who took part! The children demonstrated excellent mental maths skills throughout the round and the scores were extremely close. The next round (the semi-final) will take place on Friday 1st May between the yellow, blue and red teams. Good luck!

 

 

01/05/2015   Maths Mania Semi Final

After a tough semi-final, we now have two teams for the school final: the yellow team and the blue team! Well done to these two teams, as well as the red team who performed brilliantly in today's round. The final will be held on Thursday 21st May in school.

 

 

21/05/2015   Maths Mania Final

Today saw the Wyberton Maths Mania Final between the blue and yellow teams. Both teams were brilliant and showed a commitment to achieve, making the whole school proud. Congratulations to the yellow team for their victory, scoring a fantastic 63 points! The team now move forwards to the Grand Final at St Thomas' Primary, where they will compete for the federation. Good luck to all involved!

 

Maths Day Workshop- 12/3/15

As part of Maths Day, we held a parent workshop where parents and children were invited to take part in a range of challenging activities. There was also information provided for parents on the new Mathematics curriculum taught in primary schools. Thank you to all who attended.

 

19.6.15- Grand Final of the Spelling Bee and Maths Mania

Today saw the Grand Final of the Spelling Bee and Maths Mania challenges at St Thomas' Primary. All of the participants demonstrated a commitment to achieve and they performed confidently in front of their audience, making everyone feel exceptionally proud. Paige from St Thomas' won the Spelling Bee shield, whilst Team One of the mixed-federation team won the Maths Mania shield- in both of these competitions there were only two points between each team! The debating teams were brilliant and articulate (especially when responding to questions from the audience) and Team One narrowly beat Team Two. We were very lucky to have Ayshah Tull from Newsround presenting the prizes, alongside the Mayor of Boston (Councillor Richard Austin) and Matt Warman MP celebrating the children's hard work. Thank you to everyone who attended and well done to all of the children.