At Walford Primary School, we aim to provide a learning atmosphere which gives children the opportunity and confidence to discuss, investigate and enjoy mathematics and so develop into successful mathematicians in their adult life.
Using the New National Curriculum for our planning the children will be given the opportunity to:
By the end of Year 6 all pupils should:
The children have been very busy learning about the importance of Maths and how it is all around us, everywhere! Erin, in Year 5, wrote a poem to explain just this:
Money Makes the World Go Round
Money makes the world go round, or so they say but perhaps we should keep it at bay.
Half term is an expensive time,
Especially when your birthday is due like mine.
So it all started out with a day at Jumptastic,
Money had to stretch like a piece of elastic,
£50 to jump around,
Best get our feet back on the ground.
Next was lunch, or could it be brunch,
Nuggets, coke and cappuccinos,
All of a sudden the money just goes,
I added the bill and we all sat still.
Wow! What a spend!
But it was good in the end.
My birthday money was burning a hole in my pocket,
Could I spend it quicker than a speeding rocket?
Look what I found - a ballet picture for four pound.
It was on sale,
How could I fail?
I worked out the cost, not too much lost.
£10, £6 were the prices of the books,
That makes £16, the bookseller took.
I wanted to add to the collection I had.
The books were exciting but not very frightening.
Finally, I'm doing a dance show this year,
On my list is one piece of gear.
I'm dressed as a warrior, my part in the dance,
Wearing combat gloves you might see me at a glance.
I found my gloves for £3.99
And said to the shop lady, "That will be fine."
I handed my £5 that day
And left with one pound and a penny and went on my way!
Well done, Erin!!