Tuesday’s Maths Challenge

Maths is everywhere! 

Take a photograph of something maths related around our local community. 

This could be a percentage in a shop sale, a date on a building, a bus timetable or numbers on a traffic sign. 

Who will be the most creative?  Send your photographs to your crew leader on class dojo

NSPCC Number Day

NSPCC Number Day at school

Dear Parents and Carers 

Next week is maths week at Carcroft (4th – 7th May).  We will be celebrating maths and to do this we will be doing the following:

  • Each day you will be informed of a challenge you can complete at home and bring into school or send to your crew leader on Class Dojo.
  • Each day there will be a FUN maths challenge on the blog for you to complete as a family at home
  • Friday is NSPCC Maths day so we will be having a ‘maths’ dress up day or Non-Uniform Day with numbers (£1 donation)

Please see the school blog for links to the NSPCC maths day website, ideas for dress up and daily posts next week.

NSPCC website:



Mr Longley 

Here are a few dress up ideas. We can’t wait to see the ideas!

Number's up for Keighley pupils | Keighley News
Fairfield Primary School - Number Day!
NSPCC Number Day 2017 - Lawford Mead Primary School
NSPCC Number Day | The Meadows Primary School
NSPCC Number Day 2019 – South Park Primary Blog

Crew Boswell – 12/04/21

Our day in a nutshell…

We’ve had a busy first day back today and thrown ourselves into our work on the Wizard of Oz.  The experience day for the Write Stuff was a highlight with some great work on the characters and thinking about how to describe them and some of their motivations.

Today’s HoWL average is: 2.6

Our Weekly HoWL target is 2.9

I wonder if…

I wonder if we can all achieve a 4 for one of our HoWLs at the end of the day tomorrow and to support each other in our crew.

Today’s HoWL Hero

Our Work Hard HoWL Hero today is Ethan!

Ethan has had a great day today and this has been noticed by everyone in the crew.  It would be hard to single out one aspect of the day that Ethan has modelled brilliantly for us so I’ll go with what I’ve loved the most about Ethan’s day.  He hasn’t stopped smiling!  This clear positive attitude really showed us all how easy it can be to work hard.  Great work, Ethan!

Contact this week with isolating crews

If your child(ren) are self isolating this week due to bubble closures in school, class teachers and support staff will be calling each day to check in with the children. This maybe on an anonymous number therefore can I ask that you answer as it maybe someone from school.

These checks are to have a general chat with the children and to see if school can assist whilst they are isolating.

Once again thank you for your continued support, take care and stay safe.

Crew Boswell – 15/03/21

One of our best Mondays yet!  From experience days thinking about characters and their speech to thinking about how to form an investigation to support our expedition, it’s been a busy day.  The highlight has to be our work on fractions though.  They can be tricky at the best of time but that hasn’t stopped us, we’ve aced it!

Today’s HoWL average is: 3.3

Our Weekly HoWL target is: 2.9

I wonder if…

I wonder if we can really focus on improving our handwriting tomorrow.  We’ve started getting our own next steps so it’s time to act on them now.

Today’s HoWL Hero:

Our Get Smart HoWL Heroes today are Bobby and Tia!

What a great day it’s been for Bobby.  Not only has he been working to green standard in his arithmetic and maths but he blew us all away in our expedition lesson by explaining what a control variable was and how we could use one for our upcoming investigation.

For Tia, it’s been a day of beautiful work and smashing her ME in maths as she hit her green target.  Awesome concentration to achieve this, Tia, but even better determination to achieve as much as you can and this was helped by some great listening!

Crew Boswell – 09/03/21

It’s been a strong day for crew today with some well-thought praises, wonders and even apologies at the end of the day.  It’s great to see everyone catching others doing things well and even better that, where needed, we can accept that some things haven’t gone as right as they could for ourselves.  It’s no surprise that our highlight today was PE and the chance to blow some of the cobwebs away in the car wash!  Ask our crew to find out more…

Today’s HoWL average is: 2.8

Our Weekly HoWL target is: 3.1

I wonder if…

I wonder if anyone wants their work on our beautiful work or beautiful handwriting display.

Today’s HoWL Hero:

Our Work Hard HoWL Hero today is Lucas!

A great day for Lucas!  I’ve said before that it isn’t always easy asking for help, but not only has he been prepared to do that all day, but he’s flown with the work afterwards!  This shows real focus and that important positive attitude, well done, Lucas.  More of the same tomorrow?