Numeracy pictures

Our school works towards ensuring that children will view mathematics with pleasure, develop a positive attitude through practical, oral and written activities. The children will learn the core skills of addition, subtraction, multiplaction and division and apply them through measuring, weighing, tell the time, use money, recognise 2d and 3d shapes and how to use numbers in many problem solving activities.

The children have at least 1 hour of maths teaching every day, with mental numeracy activities included within that time. Computers, interactive whiteboards and Roamers (beebots) are used throughout the school to help children with their understanding of numbers, data handling, problem solving, direction and computer control.

All children have access to a wide range of resources. Emphasis is placed initially on practical work and the language of Mathematics so foundations are laid for future learning.

Mental Maths plays a vital part in the children’s mathematical learning. Our aim is to enable pupils to perform number operations mentally with confidence and enthusiasm.

Balloon car racing!

Bottle tops and Buttons needed!

After half term, KS1 will be creating art using recycled materials. If you have any spare buttons and used bottle tops we would love you to send them in with your child and hand them to Mr Tunesi. Thank you!

Big Write

What is Big Write?

Ros Wilson is the creator of the ‘Big Writing’ concept. She developed a way of teaching writing to children which focuses on four main aspects of writing – Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (VCOP).

Big Writing takes place for 1 hour per week in Years 1 and 2. We play classical music and on each table we place tea lights to help create a positive atmosphere during the writing session.

Each child has a ‘special’ writing pencil which they have chosen that they use for Big write only!

To help prepare the pupils for big write we use many strategies and methods during the weekly Literacy lessons.

Swift Enterprise day!

Year 1 and 2 will be holding their enterprise on Friday 27th April. The event will be open at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to come along and buy our wonderful comics or try and win prizes by participating in the many stalls we have to offer.

The pupils have been given £20 per class and have been set the challenge to make this grow!

Throughout the week we have been planning our activities and thinking of ways to advertise our event.

We have learned many skills that are needed to be successful in business:
Risk taking
Time management
ICT skills

We hope to see you on the day!

Enterprise Week Poster