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Pupils from Bacton Primary School, near Stowmarket, take part in week of maths-based activities



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Pupils from a primary school near Stowmarket took part in a week of maths-based activities designed to ignite a lifelong passion for the subject in them.

Children at Bacton Primary were treated to themed activities throughout last week - the same week that marked Maths Week England.

Laura Daniels, Maths lead, said the children 'absolutely loved' the activities, learning lots about the subject while having fun.

Pupils dressed up as rockstars last Friday. Pictures: Prominent PR.
Pupils dressed up as rockstars last Friday. Pictures: Prominent PR.

“On Monday we did a day of maths outside – we thought it was important for them to get some exercise and fresh air while they learn," she said.

“They were measuring the perimeter of the playground and doing different challenges, running around to find the answers.

“Tuesday was based around the theme of ‘Maths in the Real World’, giving the children practical applications for the subject. This included lots of baking, making pizzas, biscuits and gingerbread men.

Pupils at Bacton Primary School took part in a range of maths-based activities last week.
Pupils at Bacton Primary School took part in a range of maths-based activities last week.

“Wednesday was based around data handling – looking at everything from pictograms to pie charts while Thursday was based around Remembrance, with the children making and counting poppies.

“The vicar came down for 11am on Thursday so we could hold a minute’s silence before our Year 5s read out poems they had written.”

On Wednesday morning, parents were invited to join in the fun online, as the school hosted a virtual parents’ meeting.

The week ended with a big fancy dress event on Friday, where pupils were asked to don the attire of a rockstar for the day.

“We had the whole school - staff included - dress up as a rockstar,” said Mrs Daniels.

“We did lots of work around times tables and how best to remember them - then gave out awards to the best fancy dress.

“The children absolutely loved the week’s activities, it has really inspired them.

“Going round the different classes, there have been lots of happy faces.”

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