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 […]

Year 4 Mathematics: KES Competition success

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Community, Maths, Year 4. 2 Comments


This afternoon, a group of four Year 4 mathematicians represented the school brilliantly at Heat 6 of a mathematics competition held at King Edward’s School. 12 schools were assembled to pick their  way through a series of mathematical challenges. In the first round, the children had to work as a team to answer a tricky […]

Year 4 Maths: Tagtiv8

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Maths, PE, Year 4. 2 Comments


It was maths on the move today when we had a lesson using our fantastic Tagtiv8 kit. We played a variety of maths games that helped us to practise our mental maths skills. Afterwards, we all agreed that we loved the physical and mental challenges of Tagtiv8 and shared our own ideas of how we […]

Year 6 Computing: HTML index sites

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Art and Design, Computing, English, eSafety, Maths, PSHE. 1 Comment


Over the past few weeks, we have been creating our own websites using only a scripting language called HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Great resilience, patience and attention to detail was required as the slightest error in our code would create a bug and our webpages wouldn’t display. Where we were stuck, we could go online […]

BJS maths: Year 6 calculation videos

By Mr. Setchell on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Calculations policy, Maths, SAT's, Video Lessons, Year 6. No Comments


Here is a bank of video lessons to support the most efficient calculation methods in Year 6. However, understanding is deepened when new concepts are learned through using a range different representations and not just the ones in these videos.   Also check out these websites which have videos and activities to practise . . […]