Maths STARS!

Mathematics at Sandy Hill
How does it apply to Mathematics?

S elf Motivated

having the desire to improve mathematical understanding 


T hinker

using my previous knowledge to help me connect ideas to solve a problem


A spirational

having the desire to learn new mathematical concepts and knowing how to apply to real life situations


R esilient

learning from mistakes and trying different approaches to overcome a mathematical problem


S upportive

helping others to improve their mathematical understanding by sharing mathematical thinking
Nursery have been exploring colour and shape. Children have brought in coloured objects to stick onto their class rainbow. They have been exploring different sized bottles and learning new vocabulary (tall, short, big and small). 
Nursery have been having a wonderful time with their maths learning.
They have been rolling a dice and counting the spots before placing pom poms on to check their counting. They have also been doing some fantastic pattern matching!
Reception have been hard at work developing their number skills. They have even started to use maths language to explain themselves. 
It is wonderful to see Year 1/2 using cubes to investigate their number bonds. Using objects helps us understand number. These learners are using their thinking skills to find all the bonds. 
They have also begun their addition and subtraction journey. Take a look at their wonderful mastery!
Year 2 have been using a range of concrete resources and images to practice their addition skills. They can even add three numbers! Their confidence is really growing!
Year 3 have been investigating addition and subtraction through using base 10 and place value  counters. Eventually they will use this understanding to use the column method effectively. 
They have been blurring the lines between PE and Maths. What do you get if you mix a relay with a maths question? The answer? ACTIVE MATHS!
Check out Sam's amazing problem solving as he talks us through how he reached the top of the pyramid. He explains very carefully why he started where he did. 
WOW! Matthew and Katelin have come up with a fantastic solution to this problem. 
Year 4 have been doing some active maths to help them in their addition learning. Mr Lockett has been playing with some exciting games with children. 
Year 6 have been developing their reasoning and problem solving skills. 
Charlie: "I explained how to round to the nearest 10 and 100 thousand. Together we used reasoning to find ways to identify the highest and lowest number possible that could round to 600,000 and then to any number.
Erin: "We solved problems, using the atlases, to find the range of distances and heights of mountain ranges and rivers, as well as population figures. Using this information we could find the mean averages in various ranges, counties, countries and continents."