Maths Week England
At Southfields, we take part in the annual Maths Week England which is a Maths Festival celebrated in schools to promote a positive attitude towards maths.
Maths Week at Southfields amplifies our curriculum intentions which is to promote enthusiasm, curiosity and a growth mindset towards learning. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in team activities such as puzzles and problem-solving games to celebrate that Maths is FUN for everyone.
In Key Stage 1, pupils celebrate maths collaboratively to practise their maths skills through outdoor learning. All pupils use concrete resources to help them solve problems and enjoy maths games.
In Key Stage 2, each class receive a special challenge in a gold envelope to work together to solve. The special challenge focuses on the use of concrete resources to reason and justify their solutions verbally which is a particular focus of our maths curriculum as part of our approach to Mastery.
Additionally, pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 have also taken part in the Primary Maths challenge. This involves a range of problem-solving questions and puzzles that develop deeper thinking and application of knowledge.