Mathematician of the Week
Celebrating achievements in Maths 2021/2022
During the Summer term, we will be celebrating achievements in Maths by awarding a weekly ' Mathematician of the Week' award to each class.
Summer Term 20202021
Captain Tom 100
To celebrate the achievements of Sir Captain Tom Moore and continue his legacy EYFS took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge . We read the story from Little People Big Dreams - Captain Tom Moore . We found out about his fundraising efforts and watched him receive his knighthood from the Queen.
We thought of our own fun challenges to take part in on his birthday where he would have been 101. Some of our challenges had a maths theme.
The children made 100 giant bubbles - and were encouraged to use mathematical vocabulary for size, position and space. We used a tally chart to record the amount of bubbles we made .
The children took part in a PE challenge racing against the clock ⏰ to turn over 100 cones. The children were encouraged to use ordinal language as well as telling and recording the time to determine the winners
Whole class dancing and counting to 100 with grandpa and grandma - Jack Heartman outdoors.
We’re all friends - Hug a friend photo to create a picture collage of 100 friendship hugs
We worked together to estimate what items we thought were 100mm and 100cm. We measured a variety of items both inside the classroom and outdoors. We recorded the lengths and discussed which items were closest to 100mm or 100cm. We know to start at 0cm when measuring!
We discussed the equivalency sign:
100mm = 10cm
100 cm = 1 m
and applied this knowledge to help estimate which objects were 100 mm and 100 cm.
Green for Growth: We also used a trundle wheel to measure and mark out 100 meters outside and participated in a 100 metre sprint!
In 4KH, the children completed the Year 4 White Rose Maths Challenge to use classroom objects to make a length of 100cm. The children then measured their creations to see which group was the closest!
Seedia, Lola and Ewan used 50 multi-link cubes as they approximated that each cube was 2cm long.
Izzy, Haron and Aisha's creation was exactly 100cm long! They used 3 exercise books as they estimated that they were the same length as a 30cm ruler and used a Base 10 ten to make the last 10 cm!
In 4SK, the children had a competition to use their estimation skills to find classroom objects they thought measured 100cm. James, Jada and Yusuf found that the book cupboard was exactly 100cm long!
In Year 6, in addition to the work we did in Maths linked to the number 100, we designed our own 100 challenges: 100 kick ups, 100 saves, 100 shots on goal, 100 photos of nature and school, 100 cups stacked, 100 songs listened to, 100 scraps of paper to make Excalibur- the sword in our story time book, 100 vegetable superheroes designed, 100 tennis volleys, 100 basket ball hoops scored.
Year 6 Captain Tom