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Mathemagician's Day 2016

On Friday 6th May 2016, the whole school became mathemagician's taking part in our annual maths day. Our focus this year, was to become masters of mathematics through a range of tasks.

Every class, were given a book linked to a maths topic and completed activities linked to their book. They also participated in a maths trail, taking their learning outside and discovering maths all around them.  They had lots of fun measuring, estimating, looking for and making shapes, counting, multiplying, dividing and subtracting.

In Nursery, the children went on a counting bear hunt. Once the bears were found they ordered the numbers. (Please see their class page for pictures of their day)

In Reception, the children read 'How Big is a Million.' They created snake number sentences, which challenged their knowledge of addition and subtraction.

In Year 1, the children read 'The Real Princess' They looked at how many golden peas were in a pod and used their counting on and back skills. They even challenged themselves to working out if 9 peas were in each pod how many peas would there be altogether.


In Year 2, the children read 'The Revenge of Rumplestiltskin' discovering his magical multiplication spells. Following this, they used their knowledge of multiplication to solve problems and guess what spells he needed to do next. They created their won magic spells to guess the numbers others were thinking of using inverse operations to help them.

In Year 3, the Children read 'Multiplying Menace' a math adventure. They learnt all about how multiplication is used to calculate magical spells. The linked this in with fractions and problem solving.

In Year 4, the children read ' Great Estimations' and 'The Magic of Maths' using these books, they completed several calculator challenges and explained why inputting certain numbers created the same answer each time. Ms Dockrell, read the children's minds after they followed some rules related to multiplying by 9 and she was also able to guess what type of mathematician they were just from adding the numbers of their birth date.

In Year 5, the children read 'What's your Angle Pythagoras?' They completed tasks, finding the missing angle of a right angle triangle using Pythagoras' theorem. During the day, they participated in several card tricks using their knowledge of maths to help them.

In Year 6, the children read ' Sir Cumference and the Knights of the Round Table' and Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi' They measured the circumference of a random piece of pottery and then used the formula c/d to get as close to PI as possible and investigated whether shape change the radius and circumference. 


During celebration assembly, each class was awarded a Mathemagician and Mathemagiccian's apprentice for the day. All in all, the whole school became masters of maths enhancing their knowledge and understanding of maths.
Picture 1 Year 5 magic card tricks
Picture 2 Year 5 magic card tricks
Picture 3 Mathemagician's and Mathemagician's apprentices
Picture 4 Year 3 multiplying
Picture 5 Year 3 multiplying
Picture 6 Year 3 on the maths trail
Picture 7 Year 3 on the maths trail
Picture 8 Year 3 on the maths trail
Picture 9 Reception on the maths trail
Picture 10 Reception on the maths trail
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Picture 12 Year 6 investigating PI
Picture 13 Year 6 investigating PI
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Picture 15 Year 4 on the maths trail
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Picture 18 Year 2 on the maths trail
Picture 19 Year 2 on the maths trail
Picture 20 Year 4 Working out the magic of maths
Picture 21 Year 4 Working out the magic of maths
Picture 22 Year 4 Working out the magic of maths
Picture 23 Year 4 Working out the magic of maths
Picture 24 Year 4 on the maths trail
Picture 25 Year 4 on the maths trail
Picture 26 Year 4 on the maths trail
Picture 27 Year 4 on the maths trail
Picture 28 Year 5 on the maths trail
Picture 29 Year 5 on the maths trail
Picture 30 Year 5 estimating the height of a tree

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  • Langleybury Lane, Kings Langley,
  • England, WD4 8RJ
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