“The football team is great!” – SL
“I love school because I love learning!” – SG
“I enjoy energy club because I play games with my friends.” – AS
“Science is great because we get to do experiments.” – NC
“I love going on lots of trips.” – TR
“Netball club is good fun.” – SH
“My teacher is the best teacher ever!” – FR
“I like going to ‘Little Pears’ because its fun and I can play games.” – AB
“I want to stay in the EAL Class forever!” – AP
“I like the reward trips, especially lazer tag!” – JC
“Maths is my best lesson because I like doing my times tables.” – KH
“I use an ipad to help me check my work.” – LF
“I love EAL trips on the minibus.” – IL
“When I finish my work I help other people.” – CB
“Maths lessons are the best!” – SW
“My teacher helps me when I don’t understand.” – AM

Maths Inspire Workshops

This term our Inspire Workshops – an opportunity for parents to come into school to work alongside their children – were all maths based, giving parents an insight into the school calculation methods as well as a welcome opportunity to work with their children.

As always we thank the parents who attended and helped make this opportunity a success.


Year 1

Feedback from parents:

“I enjoyed watching my son learn maths and seeing the way it is now taught in school.”

“The activities were fun and I am happy with how my daughter is being taught.  We might try some maths at home now!”

“My son enjoys fun activities such as these.”

“I liked watching my son learn in school but would like more time in future.”


Year 2

Feedback from parents:

“I really enjoyed spending time with my son.  It was good to see how he learns in school.”


Year 4

Feedback from parents:

“It’s helpful to know how you’re teaching maths and reassuring to know that the mistakes that my daughter makes are common and a learning process.”

 “I used to work in a nursery so the arts and crafts, like with your Christmas Inspire, comes easily to me but maths never did.  Now that I have seen the methods I will find maths problems easier to solve!! It’s helpful to see how its taught and thank you for an enjoyable time – you taught me too!”


Year 6

Feedback from parents:

“I enjoyed the calculation activities and would like to do similar activities next time please.”

“Spending time with my son in class was fun, thank-you for letting us into your class.”

“Thank-you for an enjoyable time with my son.”

“It was good to see how my child works in class and how they solve sums – the methods are very different from how I did them!  Next time could we have some science please?”

“I feel I learnt some more maths this morning!”

“I enjoyed the enthusiasm and knowledge of the children.  It was amazing to see them working on the ipads and, by recording their calculations, it shows the workings out step by step.”