World at Work Week
After a restful half term, the children at Thorne Brooke Primary School returned to work – quite literally. The children took part in ‘World at Work Week’ where the children became doctors, farmers, travel agents, chefs, soldiers and many others. The purpose of this week was to teach the children about the importance of maths within our daily lives and that maths isn’t just a lesson you get taught in school. During the week, the children went on trips, welcomed visitors into school and took part in a series of exciting activities where they experienced real life problems and situations, requiring them to apply their mathematical skills. On Friday, all the children came dressed as their ‘future selves’. It was clear that our children have very aspirational goals.
At Brooke Primary School, there are a group of children called Mini Maths Champions who work alongside Mr Farrand to ensure that the teaching and learning of mathematics is of the highest standard. These children are involved in every stage of developing maths throughout school from delivering staff training, writing polices, developing the school website and being a voice for the children.
The Mini Maths Champions are always working hard to promote a love of maths within school. One of the ideas that the Mini Maths Champions had was to allow children to take a maths game or resource home so that children and their families could play with together. The Mini Maths Champions put this idea forward to Mrs Hall who thought it was an excellent idea. Brooke now has purchased a wide range of maths games and resources for children of all ages to take home and share with family.
Children who would like to take a game or resource home will do so in the same way that they do their library book. Only one game at a time is allowed to be taken home. We politely ask that children look after the games and return them with all the pieces that accompany it. A charge will occur for any loss of damaged games.