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BJS Maths: Year 4 maths final at King Edward’s School

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Maths, STEM, Year 4. No Comments

Today, our year 4 maths team competed brilliantly in the final of the year 4 maths competition hosted by King Edward’s School in Edgbaston. Although the team just missed out on success this time, they still enjoyed a fantastic day. After the competition, Dr. Katie Steckles showed us her top three favourite shapes and demonstrated […]


BJS Maths: Free practice materials

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments

Corbett Maths Primary 5-a-day is website full of great questions for you to practice at home. 5-a-day Primary   Of course, you don’t have to do 5-a-day, but little and often practice will accelerate your maths skills. There are bronze, silver, gold and platinum activities depending how  much of a challenge you want. #easyisboring



Christmas homework ideas – mathematics

By Mr. Setchell on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments

Send a present to your future self – enjoy maths more by spending your brain power in lessons on interesting challenges rather than trying to work out what the product of 7 x 8 is. Learn your times tables and division facts by practising for  5 minutes every day on Sumdog. Already fluent in your […]


Recommended Reads!

By Gary Evans on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in English. No Comments

Take a look at our recommended reads. We would love to hear your reviews… KS1 KS2 Year 3 and 4 KS2 Year 5 and 6    


Christmas homework- English

By Miss Mattocks on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments

Try watching this Christmas advert, before having a go at some of the challenges below: Discussion points- discuss these questions with an adult at home What could be the greatest gift anyone could get at Christmas? It would be interesting to ask before and after watching the film. Discuss why having your loved ones around you […]




Solution to Snow Day Maths challenge

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Maths. No Comments

Here is the solution to the maths challenge about the different ages of Santa’s reindeer set on snow day last week. Well done to Lauren in year  3 and her dad for solving this one. Well done also to the 97 children who earned house points on the Sumdog snow days challenge, too! Here is their […]