This club is for Key Stage 2 pupils interested in taking part in fun maths activities. The pupils have helped Mrs Fleming to decide what activities to do each week.
Spring Term 2
Weeks 4 and 5
What an exciting two weeks! The girls in Years 2 and 6 won the Battle of the Bands while the boys were the winners in Years 3, 4 and 5. It was wonderful to see how many children actively participated. This week we have maintained our enthusiasm for learning our times tables and lots of us continued to practice on TT Rockstars. We are looking forward to another Battle of the Bands in the Summer Term.
This week we have had two Maths Clubs so that more children could take part in Battle of the Bands. On Tuesday, Years 5 and 6 had lots of fun battling each other and getting excited by the amount they were scoring for their team and on Wednesday, Years 3 and 4 were able to do the same. It was lovely to see some new faces at Maths Club. We are very excited to see which team will win the Battle of the Bands. It's very close in some year groups! These were the scores on Friday.
Mrs Fleming has challenged us to take part in the TTRockstars Battle of the Bands next week so we have been practising our times tables in preparation for it. Make sure you have your TTRockstars log-in details so that you can take part. The battle begins at 9am on Monday 11th March. You can play any TTRockstars game to earn points for your team. The battle will end at 9am on Monday 18th March. We are wondering who will win: boys or girls?
This week we completed some of our Maths PowerPoints. Have a look at the one below. It was made by a pupil in Yeti class. Can you answer the questions she has included? What do you like about maths?
This week we have started to make our own Maths PowerPoints. We have not finished them yet but we will upload them to here when they are finished. We wonder if you will be able to answer some of the true or false questions that we include?
We are still really enjoying practising our skills on TT Rockstars and MyMaths and we have played some games on the Cool Maths Games website. This week we challenged Mrs Fleming to help us complete some Countdown style activities where we had 5 number cards and had to use them to make a specific total. Mrs Fleming completed one of these with us then we found ways to make two more three-digit numbers by ourselves. Mrs Fleming was very proud of us.
This week we have had lots of fun playing 'The Great Escape' game on MyMaths and practising our times tables on TT Rockstars. Through the Great Escape game we have practised find percentages of different amounts and completing tricky number sequences. Our times table knowledge is improving week on week and Mrs Fleming is very proud of how well we are doing.
If you are in KS2, try the Escape game for yourself by logging onto:
See Mrs Fleming or your class teacher if you need your personal MyMaths log-in or your TT rockstars log-in.
We are very excited about returning to school this week. Mrs Fleming has found us an interesting problem from Nrich to try on Wednesday in Maths Club. We will also have the opportunity to continue to practice our maths online using MyMaths and TT Rockstars. If you would like sneak preview of Wednesday's Nrich challenge, follow this link:
Weeks 5 and 6
For the last few weeks of the Autumn term, we wanted to practice our maths online using the MyMaths and TT Rockstars websites. We had a great time doing this and we were so proud to see how well we improved each week.
We have had lots of fun this week in maths club. Word had spread that we are using the Computing Suite this half term and lots of pupils decided to join us. We used TT Rockstars to practice our times tables and MyMaths to play lots of different maths games. Mrs Fleming was delighted by how many children beat their score on TT Rockstars. Maddison's increased from 17 to an amazing 31 - well done Maddison! Some pupils chose to practice what they had been learning in class. Brodie did fantastically well with adding fractions with different denominators and showed resilience when the questions got tricky. Keep up the good work Brodie!
Here are two maths puzzles for you to try at home. Don't forget to practice your times tables. If you have lost your log-in, please see Mrs Fleming or your class teacher.
This week the focus of maths club has changed slightly to incorporate some games on the iPads and computers. We are still practicing our Sudoku skills and some of us are spotting the patterns very quickly now. We decided to play games on TTRockstars and My Maths. Have you remembered to use these at home? If you have lost your log-in, ask your teacher for it.
We have enjoyed the cube challenges so much that we decided we would like one more. Have a look at this week's challenge and think about how you would complete it. We have had lots of fun building the models using multi-link cubes.
We are also enjoying the weekly Sudoku challenge and are beginning to spot patterns and reason about where the numbers can and can't go.
Following on from last week, we decided to stick to activities linked to cubes. We completed a different activity where we had to use our visualisation skills to complete the task. Look at the challenge below. Would you be able to build the models? We followed the instructions to build the models and then we checked them with our partners.
This week the pupils at maths club wanted to complete an investigation so Mrs Fleming found one that linked to cubes. The pupils had lots of fun exploring the activity using multi-link cubes. Download the task and see if you can spot any patterns. If you do, can you explain what you have found? The pupils also completed the Sudoku task. Some of them are really getting the hang of this now and are identifying where to place the numbers quickly by looking for patterns in columns, rows and boxes.