This year we are working towards achieving the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark (LCQM). The purpose of the LCQM is to tackle the negative attitudes that can be seen in many areas of society towards maths. As a school we are extremely passionate about striving to promote a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards numeracy and mathematics. We are working to promote a culture where children understand the impact good numeracy skills can have on all aspects of their lives, by encouraging pupils to make connections in their numeracy lessons to real life context so that they understand the importance of real life maths.
How you can help – Top tips!
- Be aware of what you say about maths around the children.
- Challenge ANYONE that you hear making negative comments about maths.
- Any time you hear a celebrity or people in the media saying that they ‘can’t do maths, or making negative comments about maths, discuss it with pupils.
- Share your own enjoyment of maths and highlight when you have used it in everyday life.
- Dispel the myth that there is a maths gene and that only a few people can be good at maths.
- Be positive – praise effort not just achievement!
Meet our Number Ninjas!
During the autumn term, children in year 3 and year 6 were given the opportunity to express an interest in becoming our Number Ninjas! There was lots of interest and the lucky Ninjas have now been chosen!
Introducing our Grand Masters:
Y6: Innis, Lennon, Kierah, Maisie, Olivia, Amelia, Daniel, Jack
Y3: Kiera, Nell, Heidi, Neve, Ava, Holly, Issac, Luke
The Ninjas have been busy brainstorming lots of fun and exciting ways to promote maths throughout school. They will be in charge of writing elements of our maths newsletter, writing problems for our pupil ninja challenges, parent challenges, planning and running maths clubs, activities, projects and community evenings, plus much, much more!
Every 2 weeks a new Maths Ninja Challenge is set for each Key Stage. At the end of the 2 weeks our Number Ninjas sort through all of the solutions and choose a champion from all of the correct entries!
Congratulations to our latest Ninja Champions!
Can you battle your way to a solution to the latest Ninja Challenge?
Parent Ninja Challenge
Our Number Ninjas couldn’t possibly leave out our parents, so they have decided to design a half termly parent challenge. This problem is written collaboratively by our Ninja’s and will be displayed on our half termly maths newsletter. So come on parents get involved, to be in with the chance of winning a prize, can you beat our Number Ninjas?
Email your answers to email@example.com
Don’t forget to include your name and your child’s name and class.
Congratulations to last Half Terms Parent Ninja Champion, John Noon!
Parent of Evie Y2 and Max Y3.
Here you will find all of our half termly Maths Newsletters.
Useful and Fun Maths Websites!
The National Numeracy Challenge is a great way to test your knowledge of Maths.
A whole host of puzzles ranging in level of ability from starter to Einstein! All topics in Maths covered. Great If you have 5 minutes!
Powerlines is a logic puzzle that requires perseverance but does come with a hint of frustration. There are 3 levels to challenge yourself.
Use directions ad instructions in this multi-level BBC skillwise game.
The decanting puzzle. Move the containers to match the appropriate measurement. Can you do it in the smallest number of moves? 6 levels of fun – Enjoy!
Printable number puzzles for children and adults. Work together. All great fun!!!!
Try this incredibly addictive number game using logic and negative numbers. 48 levels of challenge! This will drive you to logic!
1-a-day Maths Challenges from the White Rose Maths Collection. Every year group has a selection of questions that test the children’s reasoning and problem solving. Any child can try any year group up to Year 8 if you fancy a real challenge.
On Thursday 1st March, our year 6 children competed in an inter school LCQM Mathletics Competition hosted at Malvern Primary School. The schools competing were Huyton with Roby, Malvern, Roby Park and St.
There were 4 different styles of Maths questions that each team of 3 Yr6 pupils had to solve. There were 3 rounds of:
Accuracy style questions such as
5678 x 97 were asked of the Mathletes.
Speed Arithmetic questions where each team had 1 minute to answer 20 questions. The fastest team won the most points (answers had to be correct). Questions such as
4 + 5 x 6 were asked
Problem Solving questions that required greater thinking and logical steps – there was a 2 minute time limit to the questions.
Quick-fire Rounds – each team member had 30 seconds to mental answer calculations such as 15 + 16
There was also be crowd rounds and a Kahoot round based on Computing. All to promote the importance and value of Maths in schools.
It was a fantastic afternoon and competition, a special mention to our team Daniel, Rebecca and Ashanti who were amazing coming second and leading in every round until the last, it took 13 rounds of maths questions before Malvern snatched the win by just 5 points!
Another huge well done to the children who took part in the quick fire crowd rounds, you were all fantastic and really did us and yourselves proud!
Check out our pictures below!
How Staff Use Maths
To promote the importance of real-life maths, staff members have all been given there own ‘I used maths…’ posters, to explain how maths has helped them in everyday situations. These are displayed around the school for pupils to see, some even contain a problem for children to complete. Our Number Ninjas have the responsibility of checking these are updated regularly!
Our Ninja’s have been busy again! They have been looking at our corridor display boards and have come up with maths problems and challenges! Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around school, can you find and solve any of their hidden Ninja Challenges?
Easter Bonanza Bingo!
Thanks to everyone that joined us for our Easter Bonanza! It was a fantastic afternoon filled with music, prizes, numbers and fun! A special mention and thank you to our Number Ninjas who organised and ran the afternoon, you all made it the success that it was with your enthusiasm and humour! Well done, you never cease to amaze us!
This afternoon was also about raising money for our sponsored child Gabriel, check out our photos below!
As this was such a popular event, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming bingo events in the summer term!