A week of maths? Long Lawford head says it’s fun

Students at Long Lawford School, took part recently in a Maths Week, with visiting advisor, Jonathan Hughes (School Improvement Consultant [Primary]).''Pictured Back l to r: Seth Westley, Jonathan Hughes & Kyle Chaloner. Front (l to R): Travis Taylor & Jack College.
Students at Long Lawford School, took part recently in a Maths Week, with visiting advisor, Jonathan Hughes (School Improvement Consultant [Primary]).''Pictured Back l to r: Seth Westley, Jonathan Hughes & Kyle Chaloner. Front (l to R): Travis Taylor & Jack College.

CHILDREN at Long Lawford Primary School embraced a whole week of maths.

The aim of the project last week was to demonstrate to children that maths is everywhere - and can be fun.

Rob Morrissey, head of Long Lawford Primary School, said: “Sometimes children can remark that they do not like maths, so as a school we are keen to remove any barriers to learning so each child can achieve their full potential.

During the week all the children undertook fun open-ended maths activities that challenged them to apply their maths skills to real-life problems, said Mr Morrissey

He explained a key feature of the week was children getting outside to learn about maths all around us.

“We commissioned a maths advisor to help us plan the week and he also came in to work with a group of our Year 5 and 6 children,” Mr Morrissey said.