Making Maths magical and fun!

Grovelands School maths week.
Grovelands School maths week.

NUMBER crunching pupils were shown how fun maths can be during a special fortnight of classes.

Pupils at Grovelands School were treated to two weeks of maths.

The fun fortnight included seeing a show based around numbers performed by a visiting theatre group and playing a host of games based around counting and calculations.

The maths fortnight culminated in an open afternoon for parents and carers to come into school and play games with their children – with the event extremely well attended.

A spokesman for the school said, “The pupils really enjoyed having the opportunity to play games with their visitors, as well as being able to show them the beautiful maths work they had done on display around the school.”

For many of the youngsters, the most exciting part of the two-week schedule was a financial challenge.

This was a competition to see which class could make the largest profit with a budget of £20, with all proceeds going towards a new climbing frame.

The ideas included selling cream teas in the reception classes, flogging home-made sheep in year five, and flowers and potted plants in year three.

The parents and carers who supported the open afternoon went home with their arms full and their purses considerably lighter – to the tune of £906.