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Category Archives: Maths


This week Reception have been learning about doubles. They used tens frames and counts to practically work out double facts to 10. Lots of children were able to instantly recall doubles to 10. Some children even continued their learning in their play by independently writing double calculations




Reception have been learning about patterns. They hunted for patterns in the outdoor area and found lots of repeating, stripes and shape patterns: We also looked closely at natural patterns in tree trunks and logs and created their own observational drawings as well as investigating patterns in honeycomb and representing the pattern using printing techniques.… Continue Reading


Reception enjoyed learning about Easter which is a very special time in the Church’s calendar! They created repeating patterns on Easter eggs: The Easter egg hunt was lots of fun: The children and families created wonderful egg designs for the school competition: Look at the wonderful cards we made in the creative area for our… Continue Reading

A Visit from Technology Tom – Magnets!

Today we got involved in an exciting science workshop with Technology Tom! We explored magnetism to fit in with our current topic. Tom demonstrated a few different experiments to us that showed just how powerful magnets are! These demonstrations included; a magnet fishing game, a compass demonstration and a demonstration which showed how magnets attract… Continue Reading

World Book Day in EYFS

This week Nursery and Reception Class celebrated World Book Day by focusing on the story ‘The Smeds and The Smoos’ by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.   The Nursery children dressed up in blue like the Smoo characters in the story and the Reception children dressed in red like the Smeds. We took part in… Continue Reading

Year 6 Start University Challenge

Year 6 had a fantastic 1st day as part of a week-long project with IntoUniversity Newcastle East. The scheme – in partnership with Newcastle University and Northumbria University – is designed to give children a glimpse into life at Further Education.  Year 6 are following an engineering syllabus this week, which includes a trip to… Continue Reading

Weight and Capacity

Reception have been learning about weight and capacity in maths. They have used lots of practical resources to explore and investigate. The children compared the weight of objects using balance scales and ordered container’s capacity whilst using fantastic mathematical language to describe. Well done Reception! Continue Reading